Hyundai Motor India Limited launched the Creta SUV in July last year and 11 months down the line, the demand of the SUV is still high. The Korean car-maker has reportedly received over 1.3 lakh bookings for the SUV out of which close to 80,000 units have been delivered.
A report in ET Auto says Hyundai is yet to deliver around 50,000 units of the Creta to the customers who booked the car. Overwhelming demand has prompted Hyundai to increase the monthly production of the Creta from 7,500 units to 12,000 units for the domestic market. The waiting period for the SUV now ranges between two to four months.
Though Hyundai has entered to compact SUV space of India very late, the Korean car-maker took the segment by storm. The Creta is currently one of the best selling UV in the country with monthly sales logging over 7,000 units for the past couple of months. Hyundai India sold 7,057 units of Creta in May and 7,900 units in April.
Priced in the range of Rs. 9.15 lakh and Rs. 14.50 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, the Creta is offered in both petrol and diesel-engine options. The 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine churns out 121bhp and 151Nm of torque, while the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine develops 126bhp and 259Nm of torque. Both the engines are available with either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The less powered 1.4-litre CRDi diesel unit churns out 89bhp and 220Nm of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission only.