New Hyundai Creta Relishes In Ample Demand Even During Lockdown

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 04/05/2020
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Bookings for the 2020 Hyundai Creta are still open and more than 2,000 customers have booked one for themselves during lockdown.

The launch of the new Hyundai Creta was highly anticipated in the Indian market as it is one the most popular model in the C-segment SUV space. Therefore, when it was launched on the 14th of March, the carmaker had already garnered 14,000 pre-bookings for the car. As days passed, the numbers rose further. When the nationwide lockdown was imposed, the number of bookings totalled 18,000. In a new development, it has been reported that Hyundai has bagged a total of 20,000 bookings for the Creta till date. Out of which, more than 2,000 bookings for the car were received while the country was in lockdown.

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Hyundai Creta bags 2,000 booking during the lockdown phase.

Looking at the situation across the country, where people were not allowed to step out of their houses, Hyundai launched its new “Click to Buy” platform. The digital version of the manufacturer’s car dealerships helped the company bag almost 2,700 bookings for its products. The carmaker claims that more than 75 per cent of the total bookings on its new platform are for the new Creta.

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Hyundai Creta features two-tone dashboard which is sensibly laid out.

The 2020 Hyundai Creta is a new car in all aspects. It now boasts of new underpinnings, which are shared with the Kia Seltos as well. Along with that, the powertrain and drivetrain options have been updated. It now offers a choice of 3 engine options - a 1.5-litre 115PS N/A petrol, a 1.5-litre 115PS turbocharged diesel and a 1.4-litre 140PS turbocharged petrol. The transmission options include a 6-speed AT, 7-speed DCT, CVT automatic and a 6-speed manual.

The new Creta is also loaded to its gills with feautures. It comes equipped with a full-size panoramic sunroof, steering-mounted paddle shifters, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a Bose sound setup, digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control with an in-built air purifier, cooled glovebox, automatic LED headlamps with DRLs, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, ventilated front seats and a wireless phone charging cradle. It offers similar levels of safety as well. Safety features include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with a camera with adaptive guidelines, ESP and traction control.

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Hyundia is also working on a 7-seater version of the Creta, which is expected to go on sale early next year,

With all the tech and new engine-gearbox combinations, the Creta is priced quite strategically. It starts at INR 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) to undercut the crucial Rs. 10.00 lakh starting mark. It tops out at INR 17.20 lakh (ex-showroom) for the range-topping SX(O) diesel AT variant.

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