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Hyundai Motor India to hike prices up to Rs.30,000

No. 15625 07 20150 hit

-No Impact on the Newly Launched Global SUV Hyundai CRETA-

New Delhi, July 25, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest car exporter, today announced the price increase in all its models except the newly launched Global SUV Hyundai CRETA.

Commenting on the price increase Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. Vice President – sales and marketing, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “The price increase has been necessitated by increase of input costs. We have been absorbing most of the costs but now we are constrained to consider the price increase in these challenging market environment.”

The price increase would be up to Rs.30,000 across models except newly launched Hyundai CRETA and would come into effect from Aug 01,2015

Hyundai Launches Global SUV- ‘CRETA’

No. 15521 07 201551 hit

CRETA – A ‘Perfect SUV’ for the New Generation
Offers First- in-class 6 speed Automatic Transmission in Diesel variant
Best-in-class Warranty - 3 Years Unlimited Kilometres

New Delhi, July 21, 2015- Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today launched the all-new stylish, premium and powerful Global SUV - ‘CRETA’. With the launch of CRETA, Hyundai now strengthens its position in the Indian SUV market, offering wide range of products for its customers.

CRETA offers a combination of power and style with its robust body structure, superior engine performance and confident ride and handling. CRETA is set to make a strong statement in the growing SUV segment. Based on Hyundai Motor’s evolved ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy’, CRETA demonstrates all the essential attributes of dynamism, comfort, safety and style.

Speaking at the launch of CRETA, BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “We are delighted to launch the perfectly engineered and powerful SUV for the new generation customers. CRETA is a revolutionary product – a true expression of the ‘New Age Hyundai’. We are confident CRETA will strengthen Hyundai’s position in India and will lead a new trend in the SUV segment fulfilling customers’ aspiration of owning a ‘Perfect SUV’. We thank our customers for their overwhelming response to CRETA and strong belief in Hyundai brand. We assure them of our commitment towards meeting their high aspirations on world-class quality products."


Photo Caption (Pic 1) – Mr B. S. Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL at the Global Launch of the Hyundai CRETA in New Delhi


Photo Caption (Pic 2) – 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 at the Global Launch of Hyundai CRETA

Hyundai Cares: Customer Delight

Hyundai vision is to be the Life time partner of its customers. We are always around and near to our customers. Hyundai offers Best-in-class warranty with 3 Years Unlimited Kilometres to all CRETA customers. Hyundai is the first automobile manufacturer to offer this customer delight initiative in the segment .

Strong Body Structure

CRETA is one of the toughest and strongest SUVs in its segment. CRETA 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 ring frame structure realizes a significant increase in body stiffness, which contributes to more precise handling while maintaining excellent ride quality.

The ‘Hive’ structure in CRETA delivers strong benefits such as:

• High Body rigidity with ring structure design for enhanced structural safety, improved durability, ride & handling and reduced side impact
• Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) & Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) for enhanced body endurance, corrosion durability and lighter body for better mileage
• Reinforced roof structure with multiple cross members for enhanced strength
• Improved crash performance with addition of dash cross members. Use of larger diameter weld joints & use of reinforced side members having Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) on door panels for improved body strength
• Front end modular structure to reduce the maintenance cost

Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design

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. CRETA design follows a modern premium look, based on Hyundai Motor's evolved design philosophy. An SUV with a unique and innovative form, CRETA represents a complete package of style, dynamism and practicality.


The CRETA portrays strong road presence and perfectly embodies the aggressive stance of an SUV in its own style. 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. Rising beltline with slopping roofline along with dynamic character lines brings a sporty and aerodynamic appeal to the side profile. The rear profile showcases a stylish dual layered step tailgate design with impactful crease lines.

Below are some key exterior elements:

Diamond cut 17’’ Alloy Wheels- Best-in-class
• Projector Headlamps
• LED Positioning Lamps
• Static bending
• Roof Rails & Skid Plates
• Door Scuff Plates
• Triple slat Chrome Radiator Grille
Shark fin antenna- Best -in-Class
A-Pillar piano black finish - Best- in-class

Smart, Premium and Spacious Interiors

CRETA’s stylish and bold appearance harmonizes well with its smart and high quality premium interiors; achieved by a combinations of high-grade materials. CRETA interiors feature well cushioned and comfortable seats with optimum thigh and back support. Attractive seats covered in full-leather upholstery, exude a sense of modernity and premium feel. Rear seats come with 60:40 split which allows better flexibility and more storage space. The dashboard with its futuristic water flow inspired design and smart ergonomic contours make the cabin environment pleasing and enjoyable.

• Premium Leather seats
• Fully Automatic temperature control with Cluster ionizer
Mood change bar in FATC- Best-in-class
Electric folding ORVM- Best-in-class
• Rear AC vents
• Smart Key with push button start
• Steering mounted Audio & Bluetooth controls
• Rear seat centre armrest with cup-holders
• Front console armrest with storage box
1 GB internal memory- Best-in-class

Infotainment System

CRETA uses next generation infotainment system for effortless connectivity for all gadgets and devices. The SUV’s multimedia system boasts of 7” Audio Video Navigation (AVN) and with 6 speakers sound system. 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.

Advanced Powertrains

The capabilities of the CRETA are driven by a range of refined, powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines which have been tuned for best performance and high fuel efficiency.
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.



Capacity (cc)

Maximum Power (ps/rpm)

Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm)

1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT Petrol engine


123 / 6,400

15.4 / 4,850

1.6 U2 CRDi VGT (MT/AT) Diesel engine


128 / 4,000

26.5 / 1,900-2,750

1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel engine


90 / 4,000

22.4 / 1500-2,750





ARAI (Certified Figures)

1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT Petrol engine

15.29 kmpl

1.6 U2 CRDi VGT (MT/AT) Diesel engine

19.67 kmpl (MT)

17.01 kmpl (AT)

1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel engine

21.38 kmpl



Length x Width x Height

4,270 x 1,780 x 1,630 mm


2,590 mm

Max Tyre

215/ 60 R17

Ground clearance ( Unladen)

190 mm


The CRETA has class-leading NVH performance by the use of enhanced sound absorption materials, advanced engineering design of engine, transmission and body structural parts thus ensuring quiet cabin. The NVH has been well contained to barely perceptible levels with the use of dash insulators, anti-vibration pads, sound deadener coating on floor, optimized engine mounts, tunnel area rigidity and application of dual sealing structure on doors.

Hi-Tech Features

To ensure enhanced comfort and convenience CRETA offers an array of Hi-tech features:


• 7” Audio Video Navigation System (AVN)
• 5’’ Touch screen Audio system
• Supervision Cluster
• Smart Key with push button start
• FATC with cluster ionizer and mood change bar
• LED positioning lamps
• Shark Fin Antenna
• Follow me home headlamp

SUV with Power Packed Safety Features

All Hyundai cars are developed, tested and built-in keeping with the Hyundai ‘ Safe-Drive Philosophy’. Beyond active safety technologies, CRETA is built to comply with Hyundai’s strict safety standards, helping it to meet the safety requirements.

6 Airbags- Best-in-class
• Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Reverse parking camera with steering adaptive guidelines & Sensors - Best in class
• Electronic Stability control (ESC)
• Vehicle stability Management (VSM)
• Hill Start Assist control (HAC)
• Front Fog lamps
• Static bending - Cornering lamps
• Projector headlamps

Variants and Colours

CRETA will be available in 10 variants with 7 exterior colour options.









SX (O)

1.6 PL







1.4 DSL



















1,357,770 (AT)





Over 10,000 Customers Confirmed Purchase Interest for Hyundai CRETA

No. 15415 07 2015170 hit

New Delhi, July 15, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter has received an overwhelming response for the much awaited Global SUV – CRETA.

Before the scheduled Global launch on July 21, 2015, the SUV has already received the highest ever interest to purchase from the customers within 10 days of start of the CRETA teaser campaign.

Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Hyundai Motor India expressed, “CRETA has created immense excitement even before its launch with its bold and stylish looks. We are delighted to receive an overwhelming response with over 28,500 enquiries and 10,000 customers showing their interest to live the CRETA life. We thank the customers for their strong belief in Hyundai brand and assure them of our commitment towards meeting their high aspirations on world class quality products."

The acceptance of strong and innovative SUV CRETA demonstrates the success of Modern Premium and New Age Hyundai. This has further strengthened Hyundai as the most loved and trusted brand in India.

He added "The Global SUV CRETA will herald a new chapter in Hyundai Motor India’s success story and will set a new benchmark in the SUV segment of India with it's unmatched capabilities. With Hyundai’s strong vision for India, we will strengthen our commitment to the Indian market with the launch of CRETA.”




Hyundai Introduces i20 WRC Application VR+

No. 15306 07 201591 hit

• Virtual Reality App ‘HYUNDAI VR+’ to be available on all smartphones
• Experience the thrill of being a co-driver in the Hyundai i20 WRC

With the launch of virtual reality application- VR+, Hyundai Motor is offering smartphone users the chance to experience the speed and excitement of being a part of Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. HYUNDAI VR+ has been developed to provide realistic driving experiences for the fans of motor sports by regularly updating World Rally Championship (WRC) races held in 13 countries each year.

The free-to-download application, available on Apple App store or Google Play, offers smartphone users an immersive insight into the world of Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. Features include a Virtual Reality (VR+) or 360-degree panoramic view play function from the co-driver seat of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team driver. This application can be best enjoyed using a Google cardboard or any commercial VR dive device in the market. User can also get access to Hyundai Motorsport website and ensures users remain up-to-date with the latest developments, news and YouTube videos from the Hyundai Motorsport team as they embark on a second season in WRC.

Key Functions of i20 WRC application VR+:

- VR(Cardboard) functionality
- 360 degrees panoramic view
- Hyundai Motorsport images
- 3D games
- Facebook integration within game

The i20 WRC application VR+ supports 5 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean




The World Rally Championship is the pinnacle of motor sports and showcases the cutting edge technology of Hyundai for its cars. Hyundai has deployed the experience of WRC in making i20 to offer driving pleasure with great ride and handling. Hyundai’s rally-ready i20 model highlights the brand’s dynamism and performance pedigree.

WRC is one of the world’s toughest motorsport series, and the vehicle has been engineered to overcome the extreme terrains and weather conditions that competitors face. Hyundai’s long-term goal was to set up an in-house WRC team in Europe and develop a performance rally car, resulting in the WRC i20’s debut in Paris. The World Rally Championship is recognized as one of the most dramatic sporting series on Earth. It’s a spectacle filled with excitement and dynamism - the perfect embodiment of the Hyundai brand.

The WRC also offers the most technologically diverse challenge for an automotive manufacturer. Our participation will demonstrate Hyundai’s engineering excellence and durability, and will also help to enhance our road-going vehicles in future. With the rally-ready i20, we are prepared to take on the most technologically diverse challenge for an automotive manufacturer, proving our engineering excellence and helping to inspire future road-going models



Hyundai domestic sales up by 8.3%

No. 15201 07 2015118 hit

New Delhi, July 01, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 36,300 units and exports of 15,762 units with cumulative sales of 52,062 units for the month of June 2015.

Commenting on the June sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP- Sales and Marketing, HMIL said, "In a market bearing low traction consistent demand of Elite i20, Grand, Xcent- Hyundai volume grew by 8.3% and with the upcoming launch of Global SUV Creta, we are confident of sustained growth."


HMIL sales

June 2014

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