With launch scheduled on July 21, new Hyundai Creta SUV has claimed to have received as much as 28,500 enquiries from customers since the start of the teaser campaign out of which around 10,000 were confirmed purchase interests.
The overwhelming response has made Hyundai India confident of enhancing its brand pull and premium image in the country. Assuming that the confirmed purchase interests would convert into actual purchases, Creta looks set to have a very strong start.
With modern looks, youthful interiors and several features, Hyundai Creta would appeal to young tech savvy customers who are steadily growing in number as evident from the amount of enquiries the crossover has received. Creta’s progress will be challenged by Maruti S-Cross which will also target the same audience base with the back up of new Nexa premium dealership network.
To recap, Hyundai Creta comes powered by a set of one petrol and two diesel engines, all derived from Verna. The 1.6-litre petrol engine packs 126 PS and 151 Nm of torque, 1.6-litre diesel motor pumps out an impressive 133 PS and 260 Nm of torque and 1.4-litre base diesel engine is good for 90 PS and 220 Nm of torque.
Hyundai is planning to sell around 5,000 units of its new Creta SUV every month which would make it a market leader in a segment which is currently populated by Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Mahindra Scorpio.