India-made Hyundai Creta compact SUV will be exported – Report

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Launch confirmed for July 21, 2015.

Apart from catering to the domestic market, Hyundai Motor India Limited’s (HMIL) Chennai plant will also export the Hyundai Creta compact SUV, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, senior vice-president and division head, sales and marketing, HMIL, told the Business Standard.

Hyundai ix25 side at Auto Shanghai 2015
The Creta, based on the ix25, is expected to measure 4.27 meters in length.

The Creta, announced as Hyundai’s global compact SUV, will first launch in India on July 21, 2015. While HMIL have not outlined the export markets for the Creta, Mr. Srivastava says that India-made Hyundai cars are in demand in South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, Mexico and Colombia.

The Creta is expected to launch in India with a 1.4-liter diesel engine, and 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines, borrowed from the Verna. These engines will be paired to manual and automatic transmissions, images have confirmed.

Identical in looks to the ix25 sold in China, the Creta will rival the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the forthcoming Maruti S-Cross in India.

Hyundai ix25 boot space at Auto Shanghai 2015
The Creta is expected to pack a 400 liter boot.

Based on images, the Creta will be equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights and LED daytime running lights, a multifunction steering wheel, a touchscreen entertainment system, keyless entry with push button start, automatic climate control and reverse camera.

Production of the Creta reportedly started at HMIL’s Chennai plant on June 20, 2015.

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[Source: Business Standard]

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