Hyundai Creta diesel waiting periods stretch to 6 months

    Diesel variants account for 43 percent of facelift's total bookings.

    Published On Mar 04, 2024 11:53:00 AM

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    Just 45 days after Hyundai launched the Creta facelift, the midsize SUV has already racked up 75,000 bookings, says the brand. Tarun Garg, COO, Hyundai India, revealed a number of details about the Creta including buyer preferences, waiting periods, pending bookings and sales.

    1. Entry-level Creta variants account for 10 percent of bookings
    2. Creta diesel AT has the highest waiting period
    3. Creta N Line could help sales reach 16,000 units a month

    Hyundai Creta facelift bookings

    Of the total bookings, 90 percent of buyers opted for the mid-spec and top-spec variants of the Creta, indicating a preference for a higher number of features and safety kit. In addition, 43 percent of buyers opted for the diesel model, which shows that there is still demand for diesels in the midsize SUV segment.

    Hyundai Creta facelift waiting period

    Demand for the Creta diesel seems to be higher than Hyundai anticipated as waiting period stretches to up to 6 months; opting for the manual over the automatic may shave a few weeks off. Meanwhile, petrol variants have the least wait times – about 2 months – while those of the turbo-petrol are slightly longer.

    Hyundai Creta facelift sales, production

    With 15,276 Cretas sold in February 2024, Hyundai experienced a 12 percent year-on-year growth for the model; this also marked the highest ever Creta sales in India. Garg is confident that with the Creta N Line, launch scheduled for March 11, sales of the model will cross the 16,000 unit a month mark. This should help the Korean brand sell over the 1.57 lakh units of the Creta it sold in 2023.

    He also revealed that Hyundai currently has 97,000 pending bookings, with the Creta accounting for 50 percent of that. The brand had ramped up production last year, adding capacity of 50,000 units per annum and reaching a total capacity of 8,25,000 units. Hyundai says that they are at 95 percent capacity utilisation, with exports accounting for 20 percent. With the addition of the recently acquired Talegaon plant, Garg said that in the mid-term, capacity should increase to 10 lakh units per year.

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    Hyundai Creta facelift review: Even more wholesome now

    Hyundai Creta N Line to get two variants

    Hyundai Creta N Line revealed; bookings open

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    Saravanan Rajavikraman - 42 days ago

    If Creta Auto Diesel offered at entry level model, i would have bought old creta and this new creta too. But for some reason Hyundai is offering automatic in top models alone which is way too expensive for this car.

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