Less than three months into the launch, the second-gen Hyundai Creta has received more than 30,000 bookings. Despite the additional cost, demand for diesel variants is still high.
Hyundai brought in the new Creta roughly a week before the nation-wide lockdown on 16th March. Less than three months since the date, the company has already garnered more than 30,000 bookings. Considering that dealerships were not functioning for the most part of this duration, and the major slowdown in the economy, this is indeed an impressive feat. In fact, this has helped the Creta regain its position as the best-selling car in its class in the month of May.
Interestingly, 55% of the overall bookings are for the diesel variants which goes to show the demand for these vehicles is still high in its class. This could also lead to a domino effect on some of its rivals no longer offering diesel options like the new Nissan Kicks or even the Renault Duster for that matter.
Hyundai has also done well to offer 14 petrol and diesel variants for the new Creta, which further ensures that there’s a variant for every kind of buyer. Just like the Kia Seltos, Hyundai too offers the Creta with three engine options – 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and at the top of the range, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit.
Prices of the new Hyundai Creta start at ₹9.99 lakh for the base S variant, while the fully-loaded 1.4 turbo petrol & 1.5 diesel variants are both priced at ₹17.2 lakh (all figures are ex-showroom).