In Hyundai Creta, the automaker found an instant success that has endured. Having launched in 2015, HMIL now confirms sales has surpassed 5 lakh units globally. With over 3,70,000 units sold in the domestic market, and over 1,40,000 in export markets, Creta has created a growth path in the segment, which isn’t limited to the domestic market.
In fact, in under 4 years, Creta has created a segment that’s seen more and more manufacturers enter the playfield. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, newly launched Nissan Kicks, yet to be launched Baojun 510 influenced MG Hector SUV, yet to be launched Tata Motors Blackbird SUV, yet to be launched Skoda Kamiq, yet to be launched Toyota SUV, yet to be launched Kia SP, Renault Duster and Captur, and a few more yet to be launched vehicles.
Vikas Jain, National Sales Head, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Hyundai Creta is a convergence of design, performance, safety and technology. It is the perfect SUV fulfilling the diverse needs of our New Age customers.
With the record sales of over 5 lakh units in less than 4 years by any Made-In-India SUV, Hyundai CRETA has yet again set a new benchmark in the industry becoming a shining example of Hyundai’s manufacturing excellence.”
Speaking about the future, Hyundai is working on a new generation Creta SUV, which will be bigger than the existing Creta. It will come in two options of 5 seater, as well as 7 seater. Already spied in China, where it is expected to be showcased later this year. India launch could take place at the 2020 Auto Expo in February.
Once launched, 2020 Hyundai Creta could take on the new gen SUVs like Tata Harrier 5 seater, upcoming Tata Harrier 7 seater H7X, MG Hector, Maruti Vitara, etc. Expect the new Creta to be powered by a range of petrol and diesel turbocharged engines, which will be more powerful and more efficient than the engine options on offer today. New engine options will also meet BS6 emission norms. Launch price could also be increased.