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Old 8th June 2020, 14:53   #16
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Voted yes. I live in a fairly large apartment building just off the IT corridor in Bangalore. Most apartment dwellers here own 2 cars. The number of 2 car garages with both the cars being Hyundais (including mine) shows the kind of loyalty the brand enjoys.
Plus, Creta is a strong brand in itself. In the one week since the relaxations have begun, I've seen more new Cretas than any other new car.
This is just anecdotal, however, it seems to be working.
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Old 8th June 2020, 15:12   #17
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Creta in person is no where near as polarizing to look at as it does in pictures. The proportions are spot on. Yes Seltos looks more neutral and overall a mature design but i don't think a large percentage of people will ignore Creta, purely based on looks. Not saying Looks will not sway a few customers towards Seltos just that the Creta's looks actually grow on you, especially in person.

People do not use these cars for rallying. These cars will spend a large chunk of their lives in urban jungle where Hyundai's lighter controls, steering, smoother DCT, and electronic parking brake will be a big bonus. Hyundai have hit a nice balance in terms of suspension where it is soft enough for a smooth ride at low speeds still flat at high speeds. Yes it rolls a bit more but who will go corner carving in these cars. Also the chassis is already well sorted where a stiff chassis and a relatively softer suspension is a better balance.

Hyundai know the Indian customer better than anyone else barring Maruti. A panoramic sunroof is a big draw for the normal public. The rear seat comfort is marginally better and Hyundai's sales and service network is on another level, not to mention resale value. Seltos has it's own strength in terms of looks and marginally better handling but when you make a decision with your head the Creta surges ahead.

Make no mistake both these vehicles will sell in big numbers just that i expect Creta to pull ahead as it caters more to requirements of the prospective customer. The newer Creta just has pushed up the smoothness of the earlier Creta by a couple of notches.
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Old 8th June 2020, 15:22   #18
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Voted Yes

The Seltos looks small, doesn't really give a feeling of a grown up SUV (similar to previous Creta)
The Creta styling as many say is polarizing, but then it makes you stand out
It belongs to an established player (read Hyundai) vs Kia which is relatively new in terms of customer service etc.

There's already too many Seltos here & there, you're just one among the many
Every other person is driving the Seltos. Then there's that standing Touch Screen in the Seltos, not easy to use while driving (from my Test Drive experience)

I personally find the Creta appealling, willing to trade in my existing Creta with the 2020 Creta
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Old 8th June 2020, 15:40   #19
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Voted Yes!

Not because I personally want it to happen, but something that would happen in the market. Got to agree with Sheel - Creta interior with Seltos exterior would have been perfect.

I thought the Creta's design would grow on me but no chance - I am seeing one daily for the past 1 month parked in my office building. I don't even have the courage to look at it twice. I would definitely go with the Seltos when compared to the Creta.
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Old 8th June 2020, 16:25   #20
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Voted No. After trying hard far the last few months. I kinda got ok with front looks. But the back looks are too ugly, how hard I try. What was on there minds when they decided to bring the HMSL to the middle? It is called high mast for a reason. The alloys on the top trims could have been better also. Seltos on the other hand is more stylish and well proportioned. As Kia is an established brand abroad, I don't think today's audience will look at service guarantee as much apart from the parts and service cost. For me, looks and safety matter most, as I'll be the one looking at it everyday. And I simply can't live with an ugly design when it costs upwards of 15 lakhs.
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Old 8th June 2020, 16:28   #21
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

I've been wrong about such things a lot in the past. I am voting NO. I never liked the Creta from the first generation and still don't like its looks. I don't like its interiors even today. As Naveen said, every time I see a Creta, I just look away. The styling is not at all to my taste. But then taste is a personal choice and I respect that mass market likes Creta interiors. While the interiors of the Seltos looks complicated, I still like its interiors and exteriors over Creta.

Also the Hyundai reputation of poor brakes, reliability may actually take away some customers from Creta.
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Old 8th June 2020, 16:41   #22
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

It's a personal choice. I have voted for Seltos being the leader, because I think, the Creta is overdone with the front design (specifically), whereas Seltos has a classy shade ..
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Old 8th June 2020, 17:18   #23
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I dont think this is a fair fight! First, Hyundai has a network that is only second to only Maruti in India, so from a point of sales perspective this is nothing close to an equal battle. Second, Creta has built its own brand and following, hence for the Seltos to overcome that will take time. And I think Kia did a shoddy job with the marketing of Seltos, with all the so called badass campaign and plus being a new brand they should have had a more neutral celeb endorse the brand rather than Tiger Shroff or have none at all.

So brand recall and network, Creta is way ahead in this. In metros I think the Seltos may match the Creta, but not otherwise.
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Hyundai after sales support is leagues better than the KIA (in terms of both reach & quality).

However, the weird design of the Creta is just too much to digest.
There are very few admirers of that derriere and frontage, and I believe this will directly reflect on the sales chart.
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Old 8th June 2020, 17:51   #25
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

As we have seen before what's well-liked by Team-bhp members and enthusiasts is not what is seen in the broader market. I too dislike the Creta's look but believe it will outsell Seltos easily.
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Voted No.

Have been a Hyundai Customer for the last 3 years and I am very much satisfied with their ASS. Absolutely no regrets in buying a Hyundai over VW & Skoda (which were better performers).

But for this discussion, Like GTO has mentioned, the styling in the Hyundai has gone overboard. And if I have to choose between the two, I will go buy a Seltos. Hyundai's design for me is too Chinese. Same with their other models like Santro & i10 Nios. They just have to take a few steps back and provide a more simple yet sophisticated design. Please wake up Hyundai before it is too late.

And I believe Kia will keep a close watch on the Creta sales and the days are not far for us to see a Seltos with a Panoramic sunroof.
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

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The only reason I would consider buying the Creta over the Kia will be the Panoramic sunroof.

I dont see any other reason for the same.

I have voted a NO.
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Creta will win, I don't have any doubts at all.
Apart from being a more established brand, the panoramic sunroof will be the clincher for many customers.

And however polarizing or ugly we call it, I don't think the Indian consumer will care much. From a road presence point of view, the Creta scores higher than the Seltos and that's what will matter to most people.
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Voted No.

The Creta maybe a new car, but Seltos is the big-selling face of a new brand (Kia). The styling is handsome yet neutral (especially when compared with the over styled sibling), and I feel once the new car euphoria settles in the Seltos will have better run compared to the Creta.
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Old 8th June 2020, 18:42   #29
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

I was in the market for a 15 lakh rupee SUVish car, Last gen Creta was my prime contender but something felt amiss. I also considered the current gen Creta but once camouflage was open, couldn't digest the looks no matter how hard I tried . After owning a first gen Hyundai I20 for 10 years, I was clear what i wanted in my next car and Seltos ticked all the requirements in my checklist. The sales and aftersales experience have been brilliant and similar/better than Hyundai.
I feel both will co exist and dominate the segment, But Seltos might have a slight edge as exterior looks do matter a lot.
I have voted a No.
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Old 8th June 2020, 19:14   #30
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Re: Sibling Rivalry! Will the 2020 Hyundai Creta outsell the Kia Seltos?

Yes, I think Creta will outsell the Seltos. The margin may not be much but the pure sales machinery of Hyundai gives Creta a big advantage.
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