Update: Hyundai Creta damaged as angry mob overturns it
Images of an all new Hyundai Creta laying turtle are testimony to mob fury resulting from an accident. The incident occurred when a dealership test vehicle and a biker came in contact. As a result, locals gathered and thought it best to use their collective force to overturn the vehicle, and inflict extensive damage on the vehicle body. At the time of the incident, dealership personnel and a potential customer were in the test drive car. As it turns out, shortly after the incident, locals gathered in a fairly intimidating number and chose to damage the car to mete out immediate justice. This could very well be a case to take to court and seek justice. Vandalism just doesn’t cut it.
Pictures of what is believed to be the first reported crash of Hyundai Creta have emerged on Facebook. The crossover was launched just a couple of days ago.
There are no details of the crash so far, so we don’t know the location of the incident or circumstances that lead to the mishap. From what we can see, the SUV’s front right portion suffered extensive damage.
The right headlamps, fender, bonnet, front bumper and windshield have been damaged. The components in the engine bay also appear to have taken the impact. It appears that the impact was not severe enough to affect the cabin or to inflate the airbags, so if the occupants were wearing seat belts, they should have gotten out unscathed.
While dual airbags are offered from S+ variants, ABS with EBD is available as standard across the range. Fully-loaded SX(O) trim level which is available only with the 1.6-litre diesel engine (manual transmission) offers 6 airbags.
Hyundai Creta is priced between INR 8.59 lakhs to 13.60 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). A petrol engine and two diesel engines are on offer. Hyundai has received 15,000 bookings for Creta as of the launch date out of which 26% comes for diesel automatic variant.
Via – Rajeev Raj on Facebook