Hyundai South Africa hopes to introduce Creta in early 2016 – Report
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One of the key export markets for HMIL.
Hyundai Automotive South Africa is currently negotiating prices with the Korean manufacturer for the Hyundai Creta compact SUV manufactured in India. Once the prices are settled, Hyundai could launch the Creta in early 2016, according to Car Mag South Africa.
The demand for the Hyundai Creta has been “strong” from the company’s global sales network and channel partners. For this year, HMIL (Hyundai Motors India Limited) is planning on exporting 13,000 units of the Creta to the initial group of markets like the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, reportedly.
Back in India, the Hyundai Creta launched to a resounding success, securing over 15,000 bookings within a short span of 20 days. The high localization levels, compact SUV proportions, and the brimming equipment list typical of a Hyundai have attributed to its success in the local market. The company has set a target of selling around 5,000 units/month.
The Hyundai Creta is available with three engine options – two diesel and one petrol – and two gearbox choices. Most variants feature a 6-speed manual gearbox, whereas a 6-speed automatic is exclusively offered with the SX+ variant of the 1.6-liter diesel version. For now, Hyundai is not offering an AWD system for the Creta.
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