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Hyundai Creta waiting period shoots up to 10 months in some cities

Hyundai Creta launch
Mr B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL with the new Hyundai Creta at the launch event last month.

The compact crossover has over 90% local content and is set to be exported to several international markets from India.

Hyundai Creta waiting period has quickly escalated up to 10 months, depending on the variant and city/town of purchase. Autocar India reports that the petrol manual and diesel variants generally have a waiting period of 4-6 months while customers wanting diesel automatic variant will have to wait for 6-10 months.

Creta started off its proceedings in style with 15,000 bookings on launch day which went on to surpass 23,000 units at the end of July. This is a commendable performance for a premium crossover which retails between INR 8.59 – 13.60 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Creta is the only compact crossover contender to offer an automatic variant (in diesel) and it accounts for over 20% of the bookings.

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Hyundai Creta price ranges from Rs 8.59 lakhs to Rs 13.60 lakhs, ex-showroom, New Delhi.

The car is available in a total of 10 variants with four powertrain combos. The 123 PS 1.6-litre petrol motor is mated to a 6-speed MT, the entry level 90 PS 1.4-litre diesel motor too is paired to a 6-speed MT and the range topping 128 PS 1.6-litre oil burner is available with both 6-speed MT and AT. All the variants are front wheel driven.

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Attractive styling, well built interiors and a comprehensive suite of features are the strong selling points of the SUV. Creta has a local content of over 90% and hence ramping up the production to cope up with the demand shouldn’t be a daunting task for Hyundai India. We hope the company doesn’t get itself busy with export operations before sorting out the domestic demand-supply gap.

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