Mumbai: Cars from the Korean company Hyundai are in good demand in India. Hyundai Creta is the most popular model in India. This model has secured the sixth position in the top 10 list of last month. It was the most searched SUV last month. 15,037 units were sold in the month of January. Last year 9869 units were sold in the same month. However, the company has secretly discontinued the 1.4L turbo petrol variant of the model. Since this variant is also not visible on the company’s website. But the company has not given the reason behind it yet. At the same time, the company launched a 1.5-litre petrol-powered variant last month.
Crete released a new variant
It is estimated that the 1.4L turbo petrol variant should have been discontinued. On the other hand, it is said that this decision could have been taken considering the cost of the turbocharged engine. The Hyundai Creta 1.4 turbo petrol variant has a six-speed manual gearbox. Alongside this, there is also a seven-speed DCT automatic unit. The Creta 1.4 turbo gasoline engine is capable of generating 138 HP of power and 142 Nm of torque. The turbocharged engine is unlikely to fit the government’s BS6 Stage II category. Some experts have also said that the company may have made such a decision. Hyundai launched a new variant of the Creta last month. Currently, the SUV is available only with 1.5-liter gasoline and diesel engines. The 1.5-litre petrol engine produces a power of 113 PS at 6,300 rpm and a torque of 143.8 Nm at 4,500 rpm.
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6-speed IVT mated motor
This engine is mated to a 6-speed IVT. On the other hand, the 1.5L diesel engine produces 114bhp at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque from 1500 to 2750rpm. Both engines are now RDE compliant and are E20 fuel efficient. Hyundai has increased the prices of its cars last week. The price of the petrol variant has increased by Rs 20,000 and the Crete diesel by Rs 45,000. The petrol model is now priced between Rs 10.84 lakh to Rs 18.34 lakh (ex-showroom), while the diesel model (ex-showroom) is priced between Rs 11.89 lakh and Rs 19.13 lakh.