Earlier we had reported that Hyundai is working on petrol automatic versions of Creta and Elite i20. Now Hyundai has silently launched the AT petrol in India at a price tag of Rs. 12.86 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) though the variant is neither listed on company’s official website and no official announcement has been made yet.
The customers can book the vehicle for a minimum token amount of Rs. 25,000 while the deliveries will commence around the festive season. Available in the top spec SX+ grade, it is powered by a 1.6l four cylinder petrol engine that produces 122bhp of max [email protected] and 151Nm of high [email protected] Powering the front wheels, it is now paired to a conventional six speed automatic gearbox. The new Petrol AT variants around Rs. 1.6 lakh less costly than its diesel sibling that could petrol headed enthusiasts looking for hassle free drive.
Apart from SX+ trim, Hyundai also has plans to launch AT trim in lower spec S variant which will target the audience. But being a variant low, it misses out on certain features such as projector headlamps, dual shade front grille, diamond cut alloy wheels, keyless entry, folding rear seat, automatic climate control etc.
The Creta has been a runway success for Hyundai since its launch in India and averages between 5000-7000 units a month. The SUV already garnered more than 1 lakh bookings in less than a year’s time. These rake numbers, value for money quotient, rich interiors, long list of features and elegant design has helped it to earn 2016 Indian car of the year (ICOTY) award.
We might see this new Speed AT in new Gen Verna, Elantra and other upcoming models, and it’s the great answer to Honda City and Ciaz AT systems. Apart from Creta AT, Hyundai is also working on Elite i20 which is expected to get a 4 speed AT which will further make it competitive against Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz and Maruti Baleno.
|Comparison of Hyundai Creta|
|Comparison of Hyundai Creta variants|