Hyundai Creta’s waiting period down from 10 to 3 months – Report
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Automatic variant has the longest waiting period.
The waiting period for the Hyundai Creta had reached as long as 10 months in certain cities, within a few weeks from its launch. The company then increased the production target from 5,000 to 7,000 units per month, reducing wait times to six months, which was mostly for the diesel automatic version.
Autocar India reports that delivery times are now reduced to three months for the same variant, while the manual versions would be delivered earlier. The publication states that certain dealers promise delivery of the diesel models by the end of January if the booking is done in a few days. In the meantime, Hyundai Motor India increased prices of the crossover by upto INR 20,000.
The shorter delay in the delivery of the Hyundai Creta is the result of the company increasing the production target further to 9,000-10,000 units per month, which will be enforced from December.
The Creta is available in six variants – Base, S, S+, SX, SX+ and SX(O); with three engine choices – a 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.6-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre diesel. While the standard transmission is a six-speed manual, the Creta SX+ with the 1.6-litre diesel engine gets an option of a six-speed automatic gearbox which commands the longest waiting period.
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[Source – Autocar India]