When was the last time you remember reading about a new car, which had recorded more than 54,000 bookings in 70 days of launch?
Meet the new Hyundai Creta. Offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options, the new compact SUV from Hyundai has taken the Indian auto industry by nothing less than a storm. The problem now, for Hyundai India and the people who have already booked or are planning to buy Creta, is the huge waiting period.
On average, Hyundai Creta has a waiting period of upto 4 months, but in some cities, the waiting period on select models has crossed the six month mark. The surprising part is, customers don’t have a problem waiting. Speaking to a dealer in one such city, he said that the situation is such that many customers are willing to pay extra money in order to jump the waiting list and get the Creta delivered asap.
Competing with the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the new Maruti S-Cross, Hyundai Creta has not only emerged as a winner in it’s segment, but has also managed to beat the likes of Mahindra Bolero and Scorpio, which are among the best selling SUVs in the country. For the month of August and September, Hyundai Creta is the best selling SUV in India.
Priced in a range of INR 8.59 lakh to INR 11.19 lakh for the petrol variant and INR 9.46 lakh to INR 13.60 lakh for the diesel variant, Creta production has been ramped up in order to meet the growing domestic demand. In spite of that, waiting period does not seem to reduce anytime soon.
Photos – Hyundai Creta