Hyundai Creta, i20 petrol: What to expect?
We expect both the cars to be launched in the coming months.Hyundai India is gearing up to take advantage of the increased acceptance of automatic...
We expect both the cars to be launched in the coming months.Hyundai India is gearing up to take advantage of the increased acceptance of automatic cars in the market. The Hyundai Creta is currently available in a total of nine variants of which only one is an automatic variant – the 1.6 SX+ diesel.
This diesel automatic variant alone clocked sales of 11,000 units so far which is an impressive 18% of the crossover’s total sales. This pattern clearly indicates that there is a good demand for clutchless cars.
It remains to be seen whether the Hyundai Creta petrol automatic will use the older 4-AT or the diesel variant’s 6-AT.
Speaking to Financial Express, a Hyundai spokesperson reportedly revealed that there is a huge potential for a petrol automatic variant of the Creta. The person added that the inputs from dealerships indicate that there is a considerable number of customer enquiries for a Hyundai Creta petrol automatic variant. The automatic transmission for the petrol variant will either be based on the diesel variant’s 6-speed automatic unit or the older 4-speed unit.
The spokesperson also added that the Elite i20 petrol automatic variant is also in the pipeline. The premium hatchback is most likely to use the same 4-speed automatic gearbox which was employed by its predecessor.
The Creta petrol automatic variant will be followed by the Elite i20 petrol automatic.Hyundai India has confirmed that unlike Maruti, it won’t go the AMT way to keep the pricing attractive. The South Korean automaker thinks that AMT is just a transient technology and hence would like to continue with manual and fully automatic transmissions.
This article has first appeared in Rushlane.com