For the upcoming festive season, customers will have to endure an eight-month waiting period for the Hyundai Creta. An email conversation between a Hyundai dealership and a customer revealed an increase in the waiting period by 5-6 months. The revised 8-month waiting period is applied explicitly to the top-spec Creta SX (O) Diesel AT variant.
Supply chain issues caused by the ongoing global chip shortage are the primary reason for the increased waiting period. Despite the shortage of semiconductors, the Hyundai Creta remains one of the country’s most sold cars. According to Hyundai, the SX and S(O) trims of the Creta are among the highest-selling variants. The diesel-powered variants of the Creta constitute over 60% of total sales for the Korean automaker in India.
Prices for the base variant of the Creta begin at INR 10.16 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). While the top-spec variant of the Creta costs INR 20.99 lakh, Hyundai offers the SUV with six colour options. Polar White, Mulberry Red, Deep Forest, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, and Phantom Black.
Hyundai offers the 2nd generation Cretai with three engine options out of which two are petrol, and one is diesel. The standard 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine produces 115 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque. The top-spec 1.4-litre, turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine produces 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of torque.
Hyundai offers both engines with a 6-speed manual, 7-speed DCT, and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Creta’s 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel produces 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The diesel motor comes with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Creta sports a wheelbase of 2610 mm with 4300 mm in length, 1790 mm in width, and 1635 mm in height.
The Korean automaker offers the Creta with a host of interior and exterior features prioritizing convenience and safety. The interior features include a 7-inch digital coloured driver’s display, flat-bottom steering with mounted controls, and paddle shifters. The Creta sports a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Hyundai offers its Advanced BlueLink connected technology with voice commands for the panoramic sunroof and the infotainment system. Other features include a rear-sunshade, Bose sound system, blue ambient lighting, air-purifier, cooled glove box, and wireless smartphone charging. The Creta features LED headlamps with LED DRLs, twin-tip exhausts, reverse parking sensors, and a rear spoiler on the exterior.
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