Hyundai Motors, one of the prestige carmaker in India which is known for delivering brilliant products. Last year Hyundai launched Creta SUV in the country and in no time it became the heartthrob of more than 1 lakh and counting car lovers. The baby Santa Fe Creta received warm response as it able to grab more than 1 lakh bookings in just 8 months. It also went to win many awards including the Indian car of the year award (ICOTY).
Now, Hyundai is planning to launch automatic transmission with petrol and lower diesel variants of the SUV. Furthermore, to have an extra edge over Baleno and rivals Elite i20 will also receive the AT gearbox followed by i20 Active. After analyzing the buyers love for clutch less cars, Hyundai wants to cash-in this opportunity with both hands.
The AT gearbox will be offered with 1.6l petrol SX+; in diesel segment it is already available with SX+ trim which covers around 19 percent of the total demand. As a result of such huge response now the level down S+ variant will get a six speed automatic gearbox in order to take on the recently launched Duster AMT.
The Diesel AT is available for Rs. 14.38 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) so expect AT petrol to cost 1.5-2 lakh less than it. On the contrary, Elite i20 will receive a seven speed dual clutch gearbox or 4-speed AT which could appeal to the customer looking for hassle free drivability. Elite i20 is going strong despite of Baleno’s initial onslaught retailed over 8000 units last month.
Hyundai has also stated that it won’t be going for AMT (automated manual transmission) as it is more of a transitory technology. In addition, the dual front airbags, ABS with EBD will be made as standard across all the variants of Creta.
|Comparison of Hyundai Creta|
|Comparison of Hyundai Creta variants|