Hyundai Creta Defeats Maruti Vitara Brezza To Become The Best-Selling SUV In India

by Mohammed Burman | 07/06/2019
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Being available in the Indian auto market for quite a long time with a stable sales number, the Hyundai Creta has become the best-selling SUV in India in May despite severe competition from its rivals.

Although the Maruti Vitara Brezza has been the top-selling SUV in India since its launch, last month, the Hyundai Creta sales number surpassed that of the Maruti Vitara Brezza with 8,781 units for the former in comparison with 9,054 units for the latter. As compared to that in the same period last year, the sales of the Maruti Vitara Brezza has decreased by 43.82%. This reduction can be partially attributed to the Hyundai Venue, which now ranks number 3 with a sales number of 7,409 units last month. Another surprise is that the Mahindra XUV300 has exceeded the Tata Nexon in terms of sales number with 5,113 units sold last month.

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The Hyundai Creta records the highest sales number last month by defeating Maruti Vitara Brezza.

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Recently, the South Korean auto manufacturer has launched a new variant of the Hyundai Creta, the EX, which is positioned right above the base variant E of the Hyundai Creta, in India. The new-gen Hyundai Creta was launched last year and competes against the Renault Captur and the Nissan Kicks. The high-spec variants also rival the Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Harrier. The Creta will also soon face the fierce competition from the Kia Seltos, which is projected to start to go on sale in India by the end of 2019. The new-gen Hyundai Creta and a 7-seat version of the vehicle are expected to be launched in India in the foreseeable future.

The Hyundai Creta is one of the best-equipped SUVs in India with a wide range of top-notch features and a stylish look. The feature list of the Hyundai Creta includes some first-in-the-segment features such as sunroof, wireless charger, speed control, etc. Under the hood of the Hyundai Creta is also multiple engine options.

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The Hyundai Creta's stylish look, top-notch cabin and multiple engine options have helped it effectively compete against other SUVs in India.

The petrol version of the Creta receives its power from a 1.6-litre motor which can deliver a 121 bhp against 151 Nm. Moreover, the vehicle keeps under its hood a 1.4-litre diesel motor which can generate a maximum power and a peak torque of 89 BHP and 220 Nm, respectively. Also serving as one of its power sources is a 1.6-litre diesel motor which is good for 126 BHP against 260 Nm. Both of the petrol and diesel engines are coupled with a 6-speed MT gearbox and an optional AT unit. The fashionable appearance, a modern cabin and multiple motor options with various transmission options have helped the Hyundai Creta effectively compete in the intensely competitive Indian SUV segment.

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