After its staggering success in India, Hyundai started exporting Creta SUV to international markets earlier this month. The Creta SUV made in India has already been launched in Nepal and Vietnam. The new destination for the Creta now is Africa and Middle East, reports IndianAutosBlog.
The report says the Creta for the Middle East will be powered by the 1591cc four-cylinder VTVT petrol engine that develops 123bhp at 6,400rpm and 151Nm of torque at 4,850rpm. While the six-speed manual transmission will be mated to the engine as standard, an automatic gearbox is also expected considering the demand for the same in the market.
The Africa model is expected with both petrol and diesel engines. Apart from the petrol model, the 1582cc CRDi engine that develops 128bhp at 4,000rpm and 260Nm of torque in the range of 1900-2750rpm is expected to be sold in Africa market with a choice of manual and automatic transmission options.
Hyundai had to postpone the export of the Creta due to the overwhelming demand in India. The manufacturer increased the planned production from 5,000 units per month to 7,500 units recently, which helped them to start exporting and reduce the waiting period in India.
Hyundai India has already stated its plan to increase the production of the Creta from 7,500 units to 9,000 units per month.