Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) had launched the 2018 version of the Creta SUV on May 21. The refreshed SUV saw huge demand as it found over 14,000 takers in just 10 days of launch. Emerging reports from Hyundai dealerships confirms that the demand for the SUV is continuing strong and booking number has crossed 40,000 units in just two months.
Post the launch In May, the Hyundai Creta sales witnessed a massive jump. Hyundai sold 11,111 units of Creta in June, registering Creta's best-ever monthly sales in 2018.
In the run, the 2018 Creta also overtook the bestselling SUV of India, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Maruti Suzuki sold slightly lesser 10,713 units of Vitara Brezza in June, allowing Creta to take the numero uno spot.
2018 Hyundai Creta
The 2018 Hyundai Creta gets cosmetic upgrades, dual-tone paint scheme and sunroof as well. There are no changes to the engine while addition has certainly given the SUV a fresh look. Hyundai has priced the new Creta from Rs 9.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
It is pricier by Rs 15,000 (base petrol) against the outgoing version while the bookings number indicates that the increase in price did not dent the demand.
On the design front, the new Creta gets larger and more butch radiator grille with dark coloured slates and chrome outline. Reworked headlamps, slim horizontally designed fog lamps and wider skid plate at the tweaked bumper are the other major changes up front.
The side profile of the SUV is carried over barring 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The reworked bumper, shark-fin antenna and tail lamps cluster are the changes at the back.
The basic design of the interior is unchanged in the 2018 Creta while Hyundai has added a plethora of features include a smart electric sunroof, cruise control, 6-way power driver seats, smart key band and wireless phone charger, depending upon the variants.
Speed sensing auto door lock, sliding front armrest and driver seat height adjustment is provided as standard.
The Hyundai SUV is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine tuned to belt out 121bhp, while the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel produces 126bhp of power. Both engines come mated to the option of 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The lower displacement 1.4-litre diesel mill develops 88bhp.