NEPAL EXCLUSIVE: HYUNDAI CRETA INDIA LAUNCHPosted On: July 21, 2015 By : AutoLife Team
Hyundai Motor India Ltd, yesterday launched the all-new stylish, premium and powerful Global SUV – ‘CRETA’ in the Indian market at a starting price of INR 8.59 Lakh. The CRETA will be available in 1o variants with 7 exterior colour options across India. The compact SUV will be available in three engine options – a 1.6-litre dual VTVT petrol, a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel.Mr. B. S. Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL, Mr Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP sales & Marketing, HMIL along with Mr. Y. J. Ann-Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, HMIL
With the launch of CRETA, Hyundai now strengthens its position in the Indian SUV market, offering wide range of products for its customers. We would like to thank Laxmi Intercontinetal Pvt. Ltd, the sole authorised distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Nepal, for providing us an opportunity to cover the global launch of ‘CRETA’ from ground zero.
The launch took place at JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity on July 21, 2015CRETA – A ‘Perfect SUV’ for the new generationCRETA is designed with strong ‘ Hive structure’ body shell that denotes high structural strength stability and sturdiness. The ring shaped frames applied at B-Pillar, C-Pillar and engine bay helps to achieve high body rigidity, improved durability and crash performance.
The contrast of the sturdy sculpture at the bottom with the Three Slat chrome grille reflects the Creta’s confidence and charisma.Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy carries forward the highly acclaimed Fluidic design theme in a more refined manner thus lending a Modern & Premium touch.The triple slat chrome radiator grille makes a bold design statement while the smoothly creased hood, lines projector headlamps integrated with LED positioning lamps, vertical fog lamps, sporty stylish skid plate and dual tone front bumper enhance the vehicle’s stylish and distinctive SUV character.The rear profile showcases a stylish dual layered step tailgate design with impactful crease lines.
The dashboard with its futuristic water flow inspired design and smart ergonomic contours make the cabin environment pleasing and enjoyable.The AVN system features Advance Touch interface , user friendly maps, video playing and image viewing capability through USB, Bluetooth support and rear camera display. Adding to the entertainment package is an option of 5” Touch screen audio system that features Aux-in, IPOD, USB,MP3, CD, Bluetooth support with Best-in-class 1 GB memory.The 6-speed Manual transmission and the first-in-class 6-Speed Automatic transmission in diesel offer a blend of high performance & enhanced driving pleasure.All variants of the CRETA get ABS and EBD as standard.
Regarding the availability in Nepal, the CRETA will be launched by September. No word yet on the pricing, though we expect the CRETA to be tentatively priced from Nrs 38+ Lakh onwards.