Hyundai Creta Sells Like Hot Cakes in India – One Unit Every Five Minutes!

Unlike our Malaysian market, the Hyundai Creta has achieved a significant milestone in India, surpassing sales of 1,000,000 units since its launch in 2015. According to Hyundai Motor India, the Creta is selling at a remarkable rate of one unit every five minutes! Alongside its success in India, the Creta has also seen exports of 280,000 units from the country.

The Creta accounted for 26.1% of Hyundai’s annual domestic volume in 2023 and held a substantial 30.7% share of the mid-size SUV segment.

Currently in its second generation in India, the Creta received a mid-life update recently, resulting in over 60,000 bookings for the new model. With prices ranging from Rs 10,99,900 (RM63,445) to Rs 20,14,900 (RM116,225), the Creta competes with several prominent models in the market, including the Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Honda Elevate, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, and MG Astor.

The Hyundai Creta in India offers three engine options: a 1.5-litre MPi petrol engine producing 115PS and 144Nm, a 1.5-litre Kappa Turbo GDi petrol engine with 160PS and 253Nm, and a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine delivering 116PS and 250Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, IVT automatic, 7-speed DCT automatic, and 6-speed AT.

Here in Malaysia, the Creta is powered by a Smartstream G1.5 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which delivers 115PS at 6,300rpm and 144Nm of torque at 4,500rpm to the front wheels through a Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). For Peninsular Malaysia, the Hyundai Creta costs RM149,888 on the open road before insurance.

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