Hyundai Creta has been doing wonders for the South-Korean automaker ever since its launch in July 2015 in India. And, now the company has revealed that it has received over 15,770 orders for overseas markets as well. The global markets in fray here are Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru & Panama), Middle East (Oman, UAE, Saudi) and Africa (Egypt, Morocco & Nigeria). Just so you know, Hyundai Creta has recorded over 70,000 bookings and 340,000 enquiries in India, till date.
Commenting on the global success of Creta, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing, HMIL said, “The Hyundai CRETA launched in July as the perfect SUV is a trendsetter in the Indian market. CRETA heralded a new chapter in Hyundai’s success story across the world showcasing HMIL’s success of ‘Make in India’ manufacturing initiative. Now the CRETA goes global and we have received strong response from world markets. Our goal is to maximise our production to make 10,000 units of CRETA to meet the global customers’ demand while maintaining our leadership position in the domestic market. With another success story of CRETA, Hyundai reassures its commitment to the Indian market and promises to develop truly world class products.”
The Creta is available in three engine options – 1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT petrol, 1.6 U2 CRDi VGT diesel, and 1.4 U2 CRDi diesel. Based on Hyundai Motor’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy, Creta lock horns with the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, and Maruti S-Cross. Hyundai believes that it would continue to maintain its leadership position in the export market with the strong sales of Creta and will export to new markets soon. For those asking, Hyundai India is all set to the enter the MPV segment by introducing an all-new vehicle in 2016 which is said to be based on the Grand i10 hatch, while deriving its designing cues from the HexaSpace Concept.