Hyundai India has unlisted the Creta S petrol variant from its official website. The reason behind discontinuation of this variant is supposed to be the new entry-level Creta E+ petrol variant that was launched alongside the Creta Anniversary Edition. Now, the Hyundai Creta petrol is available in a total of five variants – E, E+, SX+, SX+ automatic and SX+ special edition. While the base model is priced at 9.15 Rs lakh, the top-spec SX+ variant costs Rs 12.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Powering the Hyundai Creta petrol is a 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine that’s good for 121bhp at 6,400rpm and 151Nm at 4,850rpm. The compact SUV is also available with two diesel engines – 1.4-litre CRDi and 1.6-litre U2 CRDi – producing 89bhp with 220Nm and 126bhp with 259Nm respectively. Transmission options on offer are – a 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic.
Launched in July 2015, Hyundai Creta is currently the third best-selling car from the South Korean carmaker in India. The compact SUV received over 1 lakh bookings within 8 months of its launch. The company has sold 94,474 units of the Creta in the domestic market and 33,524 units in export markets so far. Considering its huge demand, the carmaker has ramped up monthly production of the vehicle.