Autostat.- Hyundai plant in Russia has started the test production of the compact crossover Creta in March. The serial production is due to start in August. The company plans to manufacture approximately 20,000 Creta vehicles until the end of the year. The factory will manufacture the hatchback version of Hyundai Solaris at the same time, in order to utilise the full production capacity. The new model will be produced on the same line with Hyundai Solaris sedan, as stated by Hyundai Motor CIS press office.
In the meantime, the Russian plant of Hyundai has invested $100 million in the large-scale modernisation of the production lines in the facility, within the scope of preparations towards Creta production. The production capacity optimisation works, which started in January 2016, are now complete.