Hyundai Creta (ix25) SUV to launch in second half of 2015 in India
We Indians just love big vehicles, don’t we? All of us expect the most amount of car for the least amount of money paid. As a result of this, the entry-level or compact SUV segment has been experiencing an unprecedented amount of growth over the past few years as soon as Ford launched the EcoSport in India. This product was so successful, that it changed the American company’s fortunes in our country. Same has been the case with the Renault Duster as well.
Renault was initially virtually invisible in our market when it was retailing the Pulse hatchback, Fluence sedan and the Koleos premium SUV. But when the Duster was launched, the French company literally went on to touch cloud nine. The Mahindra Scorpio has also been a very important SUV in the segment and is also the country’s largest selling SUV for quite some time now.
Therefore, more manufacturers including the likes of Hyundai, Tata and Maruti Suzuki are mulling to bring in their own products in the compact SUV segment to grab a piece of the ever-so-growing sales pie.
Hyundai has been known to be testing the ix25 for a long time. The Korean auto major has finally revealed that the Creta (ix25) SUV will be launching in the Indian subcontinent in the second half of 2015. Hyundai is all set to launch the 5-seater SUV to take on similar upcoming products from the Mahindra, Renault, Nissan, Ford and Tata stables. According to the company, the SUV has been completely designed and developed in its home country Korea, while its local engineers in Hyderabad and Chennai have played the all-important role of customizing the product for our market.
The company has not revealed the expected sales from the upcoming model, but is confident of getting a positive response for the same nonetheless. The Hyundai Creta will become an influential model for the company’s global market and will help them cater to a wider range of customers worldwide as well.
In India, the Hyundai Creta will compete against the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra XUV500, Mahindra Scorpio and the Tata Safari Storme.