South Korean auto-maker Hyundai's Creta SUV has created ripples in the Indian automobile market with over 90,000 bookings, and continues to garner overwhelming response from auto lovers in the country. The SUV, which was launched in India last July, reportedly has a waiting period of over five months in some of the cities.
Taking note of the increasing demand and waiting period of the Creta, Hyundai is said to be planning to ramp up production of the model to 10,000 units to cater to the domestic market. The company, which has also seen overwhelming response for the Creta from outside the country, will also increase the production capacity of the Creta for exports to 2,500 units, taking the total production of the SUV to 12,500 units, reports AutoCar Professional.
The current production capacity of the Creta is below 10,000 units and with the increase in the production, Hyundai hopes to bring down the waiting period. Hyundai had earlier increased the production of the Creta twice, when the waiting period stretched to over eight months in the country.
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.