Hyundai Creta Beats Maruti Ertiga, Dzire To Become India’s #1 Car: Here Are Top 5 Cars In India
With the automobile industry performing terrible since past sessions, the number of sales went even down with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, in the Indian automobile industry.
However, today we bring to you some good signs of sales in the sector.
It comes from Hyundai’s second-generation Hyundai Creta, which has become the best-selling car in the country, selling a total of 3,212 units in May 2020.
Hyundai Creta: Best Selling Car in India
The second-generation Hyundai Creta, launched in the second-half of March 2020, registered a dramatic sale of 3,212 units and bagged itself the title of the “best-selling car in the entire country” in May 2020.
The shutting down of dealerships and production facilities, there was a downfall in sales, where the sales actually fell down to an absolute zero in April 2020.
However, in May (last month), there was a gain registered in the number of sales in the Indian automotive industry.
With there being limited dealerships open, the second-largest carmaker in country, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, has managed to sell a solid number of 3,212 units of the new-generation Creta.
Top 5 Best Selling Cars in May 2020
- At the first position, in the highest selling car in May 2020, with 3,212 units sold, stands Hyundai Creta.
- This is followed by Maruti Ertiga, in the 2nd position, with 2,353 units sold.
- The best-selling sedan in India for years, Maruti Dzire secured the 3rd position, selling a total of 2,215 units.
- The fourth-place is secured by Mahindra Bolero, with 1,715 units sold.
- While the 5th position is occupied by Eeco with a sale of 1,617 units.
More on Hyundai Creta
The Hyundai Creta comes with three engine options.
- a naturally-aspirated petrol engine of 1.5 litre,
- a turbocharged diesel motor of 1.5 litre, and
- a direct-injection turbocharged petrol option of 1.4 litre.
The two 1.5 litre units provide an output of a maximum power 115 PS each, while the turbocharged gasoline mill provides a max power of 140 PS.
The more powerful petrol motor comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering-mounted paddle shifts.
Buyers Favour Diesel Motor
Despite the fact that the 1.4-litre variant provides higher performance, it still attracts poor demands.
It is seen that a bulk of buyers depicts a
favourable interest in the diesel motor. Even the naturally-aspirated
petrol variant enjoys a decent demand but the turbo-petrol motor has been
selling in pretty low numbers.
This is due to the heightened starting price of Rs 16.16 lakh, which makes it a pretty expensive choice.
The second generation Hyundai Creta
is a strong competitor to the Nissan Kicks and the Kia Seltos along with also
being an indirect rival to MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500.