South Korean auto-major Hyundai seems to have reshuffled the variants of its popular model, the Creta India. The Creta S petrol variant has now been removed from the India website.
Hyundai Creta petrol is now available in E, E+, SX+ and SX+ special edition in manual transmission and in the SX+ automatic variant. Hyundai added the Executive (E+) in the line-up of Creta variants recently. While the Creta E petrol gets a price tag of Rs. 9.21 lakh, the top-end trim in the petrol model — the SX+ automatic — costs Rs. 12.93 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). Originally, Creta was launched in a total of seven trims, including two petrol models — Creta S petrol 1.6 and Creta S+ petrol.
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. The company recently updated its diesel variants with S+ automatic.
Launched in July 2015, the Creta has become a runaway success in the Indian market and is expected to touch the sales figures of one lakh cars in the country soon. The Creta is currently one of the best selling UVs in the country with average monthly sales of 7,000 units for the past couple of months. The increasing demand for the Creta had prompted the company to ramp up the production of the model by up to 25 percent in August.