Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) is set to increase the production of the Creta SUV by 30 percent to 13,000 units a month to meet the increasing demand in the country. The Creta SUV has crossed 1 lakh bookings recently within eight months of its entry into the market.
The current production capacity of the Creta is 10,000 units, and Hyundai hopes to bring down the waiting period with the increase in production. Hyundai had increased production of the Creta twice earlier, when the waiting period stretched to over eight months in the country.
"To reduce the waiting period, we are increasing Creta production by 30% to total production of 13,000 units of which 10,000 units will be allocated for the domestic market, [sic]" said YK Koo, managing director & CEO of HMIL, in a statement.
Hyundai Creta, the SUV which made its market entry in July 2015, has been witnessing overwhelming response from auto-lovers in India and international markets. The SUV has also received over 28,000 orders in the international markets. Hyundai has delivered 56,000 units of the SUV in the country so far.
Based on Hyundai Motor's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the Creta is offered in both petrol and diesel-engine options in the country. While 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. Both engines are mated to six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine is also available with six-speed automatic transmission.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]