Just a couple of days back, Hyundai India revealed that Creta compact SUV has registered over 1 Lakh bookings within eight months of its launch. Indeed a remarkable feat! And, now it is being learnt that the South-Korean automaker has decided to ramp up the production of Creta to 13K units per month to cut the ever-growing waiting period. The company is increasing the production by 30 percent to ensure timely deliveries of the compact SUV.
Hyundai Creta is exported to various overseas market such as Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru & Panama), Middle East (Oman, UAE, Saudi) and Africa (Egypt, Morocco & Nigeria). The Creta has recorded around 28,000 orders in the aforementioned regions. Out of the 13,000 units manufactured every month, 10,000 would be reserved for the domestic market. Just so you know, Hyundai has already delivered 56,000 units of the Creta, out of the total 1 Lakh orders received so far. At the recently concluded 2016 Auto Expo, the company showcased the new Tucson SUV and the all-new Carlino sub-compact SUV. The Tucson would start its second innings in the country when it launches around September 2016, while positioned between Creta and Santa Fe.
Talking about Hyundai Carlino Concept, it was designed at the company's Namyang design center in South Korea and would be launched in India by the end of 2017. Underpinning the same architecture as the Elite i20 hatch and measuring less than 4-meters in length, it would rival the likes of Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV 300 and Maruti Vitara Brezza. As reports state, Carlino would be introduced in both petrol and diesel fuel trims, while an automatic variant could also be offered. However, it is too early to comment on the price but it is expected to be launched in a price range of Rs. 6-9 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom).