Even as the Hyundai India is working towards increasing the production of Creta to plug the demand supply gap in the domestic market, initial phase of exports has been going for going on since September 2015. According to the data on Zauba, the India made Hyundai Creta has been exported to 44 countries in limited numbers.
Once the domestic supply stabilizes, we would see a steady increase in the crossover’s export volumes. As of now, the Creta’s international markets include Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Greece, Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Trinidad & Tobago, Vietnam, Morocco, Chile, Jordan, Fiji, Ghana, St. Maarten, Aruba, South Africa, Samoa, Seychelles, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Panama, French Polynesia, Mauritius, Curacao, Guatemala, Barbados, Djibouti, Belgium, Sudan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Bahrain, St. Lucia and Nepal. Interestingly, Hyundai has also shipped several units of the crossover the US, and 2 units to Netherlands via air cargo.
Invariably, the models exported are Creta 1.6 petrol manual and automatic variants. The diesel Creta appears to be limited to the domestic market.
Hyundai India is set to increase the production of the Creta and Elite i20 to around 9,000 – 10,000 units in the onth of December. The company has also said that production will increase by 2,000 units a month in the following months.
Once the full fledged production commences, the Hyundai Creta exports are expected to contribute significantly to the crossover’s overall sales volume.