Hyundai Creta is the segment-leading SUV with a high sale volume. However, the entry-level diesel variant of the Creta is at risk due to the upcoming launch of the Hyundai Styx.
Leading the small SUV segment for years, Hyundai Creta is Hyundai’s main money print engine. In fact, it has ranked third in the top best-selling models in the market with the envying average sales of 10,000 units. It is a remarkable achievement in a world where almost every segment is dominated by Maruti’s models. The success of the Hyundai Creta in the small SUV segment has lead other smaller carmakers to put their hope together and try to make a decent profit out of this rare non-Maruti-reigning space.
Hyundai Creta has a wide range of offers, which partly contributes to its overall superb popularity. The Creta is available with one petrol and two diesel engines. Moreover, it is also a feature-loaded model with various premium functions. At the price range from Rs. 9.6 lakh and Rs. 15.65 lakh, it is value for money option for those who are looking for a premium SUV.
Hyundai Creta might get rid of its base diesel trim in the near future
Recently, the Creta is reported to require the waiting period for the entry-level 1.4-litre diesel trims. However, with the upcoming arrival of QXi, Hyundai might put an end to the base diesel variant.
The QXi which is expected to be named Styx will slightly undercut the Creta. The midrange and top-spec variants of the QXi will stay within the price bracket from 9 lakh to 11 lakh, which will overlap with Creta’s low-end variants. Putting the QXi at this price range might slow down the sales of the Creta and even put the Styx into an undesirable rivalling with such a strong competitor like Creta, every which way, it is not beneficial to Hyundai. After the launch of QXi in the Indian market, it will go on sales in South Korea and the US.
The QXi will make it global debut at the New York International Auto Show that will kick off on April 19. At its launch, the Hyundai Styx will come against the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport as well as the Mahindra XUV 500. The power options are expected to include 1.0-turbocharged petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel engine.