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MY24 Hyundai Creta diesel variants have 6 month waiting period

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The Hyundai Creta facelift, which was launched in February 2024, has become a huge hit among customers, with over 75,000 bookings received within a month of its launch.

The midsize SUV offers three engine options: a 1.5-litre regular petrol, a turbocharged version, and a 1.5-litre diesel. Among the diesel variants, 43% of buyers opted for the model, showing there is still demand for the engine in the segment.

However, the high demand for the Creta diesel may have exceeded Hyundai’s expectations, as those who book their model today will have to wait for up to 24 weeks for delivery. Opting for the manual over the automatic may shave a few weeks off the wait. The Creta diesel variants, namely E, EX and S have a waiting period of 6 to 7 months, while the S+ and SX (O) AT variants are available with a waiting period of around 6 months.

Hyundai’s COO, Tarun Garg, said that they are confident that with the introduction of the Creta N Line, scheduled for March 11, sales of the model will cross the16,000-unit a month mark. He also revealed that Hyundai currently has 97,000 pending bookings, with the Creta accounting for half. The brand had ramped up production last year, adding capacity of 50,000 units per annum, reaching a total capacity in India of 8,25,000.

The Hyundai Creta facelift is expected to compete with other popular midsize SUVs in the market, such as the Skoda Kushaq, Kia Seltos, and Volkswagen Taigun. The Creta facelift features an updated design, enhanced features and safety equipment, and improved performance and efficiency.