Hyundai India is gearing up to take advantage of the increased acceptance of automatic cars in the market. The Hyundai Creta is currently available in a total of nine variants of which only one is an automatic variant – the 1.6 SX+ diesel.
This diesel automatic variant alone clocked sales of 11,000 units so far which is an impressive 18% of the crossover’s total sales. This pattern clearly indicates that there is a good demand for clutchless cars.
Speaking to Financial Express, a Hyundai spokesperson reportedly revealed that there is a huge potential for a petrol automatic variant of the Creta. The person added that the inputs from dealerships indicate that there is a considerable number of customer enquiries for a Hyundai Creta petrol automatic variant. The automatic transmission for the petrol variant will either be based on the diesel variant’s 6-speed automatic unit or the older 4-speed unit.
The spokesperson also added that the Elite i20 petrol automatic variant is also in the pipeline. The premium hatchback is most likely to use the same 4-speed automatic gearbox which was employed by its predecessor.
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Hyundai India has confirmed that unlike Maruti, it won’t go the AMT way to keep the pricing attractive. The South Korean automaker thinks that AMT is just a transient technology and hence would like to continue with manual and fully automatic transmissions.
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Via – Financialexpress.com