New-gen Hyundai Creta Bookings Cross 30,000 Mark Amidst The Slowdown

by Jatin Chhibber | 18/06/2020
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The new-gen Hyundai Creta garners over 30,000 bookings within a couple of months from its launch. The SUV competes with the likes of Kia Seltos and Nissan Kicks.

Hyundai launched the second-gen Creta in our market a few months back, and it has gained good attention from the Indian buyers. In March 2020, the automaker sold a total of 6,706 units of the all-new Creta. The C-SUV was first revealed at the 2020 Auto Expo early this year. The automaker started this calendar year with the introduction of Aura, and it was followed by new-gen Creta and facelifted Verna. In the coming months, the automaker is likely to launch the Tucson facelift that was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, and the new-gen Hyundai Elite i20 is also in the pipeline. The upcoming launch will surely help the automaker to regain its sales momentum, which got affected due to the current situation.

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Just like other carmakers around the country, Hyundai has also resumed manufacturing and retail services across the country. Right now, the new-gen Creta is playing a significant role in the carmaker’s progress. Recent reports suggest that the all-new Hyundai Creta bookings have crossed 30,000 mark in India, and now it's quite interesting to see that how it performs against the segment-leader Kia Seltos. The carmaker says that around 55 per cent of the total bookings are for the diesel model, while the 1.4-litre Turbo GDi petrol paired with 7-speed DCT is also quite popular among the buyers. The all-new Hyundai Creta is being offered with three different powertrain options- 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor.

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The new-gen Creta retails at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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The same powertrain options do duties on the Kia Seltos. The 1.5-litre petrol mill puts out power and torque outputs of 115 PS and 144 Nm, while the diesel unit produces 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. The former can be had paired to a 6-speed MT or a CVT, while the latter comes coupled to either a 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT. Moreover, the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine belts out power and torque outputs of 140 PS and 242 Nm. Transmission duties on this force-fed engine are taken care of by a 7-speed DCT. 

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