Tuesday, November 03, 2015
By Manoj Kumawat
Waiting Period for Hyundai Creta moves downwards
Creta the first ever compact SUV by Korean car Hyundai Motors has succeeded in not only strengthening the roots of car maker in segment by receiving an overwhelming response from Indian car enthusiast. The compact SUV recorded 15,000 pre-launch bookings which extended to 50,000 during the first week of October this year. With increasing number of bookings the waiting period of Creata also extended from three months at the time of its launch to six months and beyond. But now it is reported that Korean car maker has minimized its waiting period to huge extent. According to some of the dealers they are now in position to deliver the diesel variants of Creta by the end of January 2016 if you book it on today’s date. It is also possible that company might deliver petrol variants quite early even before January if booked today.
The compact SUV Creta is available in both petrol and diesel trims with two engine options in diesel variant. The petrol variant is empowered with 1.6 litre VTVT petrol engine boosting the power of 121 bhp and torque of 151Nm. Whereas on the other side diesel engines 1.4 litre CRDi and 1.6 litre CRDi churn the power of 89 bhp and 126 bhp respectively followed by torque of 220Nm and 259Nm. The engine configurations are mated with six speed manual gear transmission system followed by 1.6 litre CRDi engine mated with six speed automatic transmission system.
It would be interested to learn that going through the positive response received from Indian car enthusiasts Korean car maker has enhanced the production of Creta from 5,000 units to 7,000 units per month. Apart from this industry experts believe that recent hike of Rs. 25,000 on Creta has impacted the bookings of Creta to some extent.