Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) launched the compact SUV on 21 July and became a runaway success in terms of sales. The Creta dethroned long-time leader Mahindra Bolero in the first two months and bookings have been overwhelming ever since its launch.
According to the report in Business Standard, the number of bookings for Creta SUV is inching closer to 1 lakh units, the fastest by an Indian car in recent times. The SUV received bookings of 92,000 units, including 16,000 from the export market, so far.
"We hope to touch order book of 100,000 units by this month end. After generating a tremendous response in the domestic market with more than 75,000 bookings, Creta has been globally launched with an overwhelming response. We have already shipped 12,270 units so far to export destinations", said Rakesh Srivastava, senior vice-president (sales & marketing) at HMIL.
Hyundai claims the Creta has also received good response from global markets such as Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru & Panama), Middle East (Oman, UAE, Saudi) and Africa (Egypt, Morocco & Nigeria). The 'made-in-India' Creta will be exported to other new markets soon. The company has increased the production of the new Creta to meet the increasing demand.
Offered in both petrol and diesel engine options, the Creta's 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine can churn out 121bhp and 151Nm of torque. The 1.6 litre CRDI diesel engine is tuned to pump out 126bhp of power and 260Nm of torque. The entire engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.6-litre CRDi is also available with six-speed automatic transmission.
The Hyundai Creta 1.6 petrol engine offers a fuel efficiency of 15.29 kmpl, while the 1.4 diesel and 1.6 diesel engine variants offer 21.38 kmpl and 19.67 kmpl mileage, respectively.