The latest-gen Hyundai Creta has been clocking incredible sales since its debut back in early 2020. In the following year, post its debut, this crossover SUV has become the Korean automaker’s bread-and-butter model in India. As we know, last month wasn’t a particularly good one for auto brands in the country as the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic struck. A vast majority of the states went into a total lockdown, forcing companies to either scale down production or stop it entirely. However, some players did better than others – Hyundai India being one of them.
April 2021 witnessed Hyundai selling 12,463 units of the Creta in India. To put that number into perspective, the Honda City sold only 3,128 units last month. The Honda City is undeniably one of the most sought-after mid-size sedans in the country, and it costs a little less than the Creta (at the higher end). Despite that, the Hyundai sold nearly four times more over the same period! This doesn’t just make it the best-selling SUV in India in April 2021, but it also makes it one of the best-selling cars, period.
Available in five trim levels, the Hyundai Creta costs between Rs 10.00 Lakh and Rs 17.71 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Creta is offered with three engines, which includes a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel, a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol, and a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-banger. In terms of gearbox options, customers can pick from a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, or a CVT automatic. As for the engines themselves, the diesel motor makes 113hp and 250Nm while the entry-level petrol unit puts out 113hp and 144Nm. Meanwhile, the 1.4 Kappa turbo-petrol mill churns out 138hp and 242Nm of torque, and it is quite a fun unit as well.
The Hyundai Creta is also well-equipped as far as modern features are concerned. On the entertainment front, there is a 10.25-inch touch-infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus an 8-speaker premium audio system from Bose. Some of the other nifty features of the Creta include its ventilated front seats, automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, an electronic parking brake, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. The SUV also gets up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, parking sensors with a rearview camera, ISOFIX anchorages, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, and Hill Hold Control.