Korean automaker, Hyundai has already started testing the new Creta with 7-seat option in the domestic market. The new Hyundai Creta 7-Seater is likely to feature longer wheelbase to accommodate third row of seats. Hyundai will also make certain design changes to keep things fresh in the market. In India, the long-wheelbase Creta will challenge the likes of the MG Hector Plus, Tata Gravitas and upcoming new Mahindra Scorpio.
Hyundai hasn’t revealed the launch timeline for the 7-seater Creta. However, testing of the SUV has already been started in Korea. If reports are to be believed, the new model could be launched in the first half of 2021. We will update you as soon as Hyundai reveals anything on the same.
Hyundai Creta 7-Seater Price
The 5-seater Creta is available in the price bracket of Rs 9.99 lakh – Rs 17.20 lakh. It is expected that the long-wheelbase model will be based on the mid-level and high-end variants of the SUV. We believe that the Creta 7-seater model could be priced somewhere between Rs 13 lakh and Rs 20 lakh. Also See – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
Creta 7-Seater Specifications
It is expected that the 7-seater Creta will share the mechanics with the 5-seater sibling. The SUV will come with 3 engine options – a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol with 6MT and CVT, a 1.5L turbocharged diesel with 6MT and 6-speed torque convertor AT and a 1.4L turbocharged petrol with 7-speed DCT and 6MT. The 4-cylinder 1.5L petrol engine is capable of producing 113bhp of power and 144Nm of torque.
The oil burner produces 113bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. On the flip side, the 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is capable of producing 138bhp of power and 242Nm of torque. Compared to the Hector Plus and the Gravitas, the 7-seater Creta offers less power and torque. Also See – New-gen Hyundai i20 – All Details
7-Seat Creta Mileage
It is expected that the fuel economy of the 7-seat Creta will be similar to that of the 5-seater model. This means that the 1.5L petrol model and 1.5L diesel model will return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 16.8kmpl and 21.4kmpl respectively. The turbocharged model is claimed to offer 16.8kmpl.
In terms of styling, the Hyundai Creta 7-seater will look slightly different from the 5-seat model. Going by the spy images available on the Internet, the new model gets uniquely designed, chrome-studded radiator grille. The bumper and headlamp design have also been revised. It comes equipped with front parking sensors, which is missing in the five-seater variant. It is expected that the new Creta 7-seat will ride on 20mm longer wheelbase and the length will be raised by 30mm.
The side profile of the 7-seat Creta will also receive significant changes. The spotted model was equipped with 17-inch Clean Silver alloy wheels. The length of the SUV will be increased, thanks to its larger rear overhang. It also gets newly styled silver-coloured side sill. It features a flatter roof, while the 5-seater variant gets floating roof. It gets usable roof rail in silver, which merges well with the design of the SUV. The C-pillar design is slimmer, which makes way for a quarter glass to offer third-row occupants a view outside. The 7-seater Hyundai Creta comes with a longer rear overhang to create extra space for the third row of seats.
7-Seat Hyundai Creta Interior
Changes to the interior will be limited to the seating arrangements. It is expected that the long-wheelbase Creta will be offered in 6-seat and 7-seat options. While the 6-seater model will have captain seats for the second row, the 7-seater Creta will get bench-type seats for the second and third row. The third row will be decent enough for kids, and won’t offer much for adults. The 5-seater model has a boot space of 433-litres, which is likely to be reduced significantly. However, Hyundai is likely to offer flexible seats to provide larger boot space.
The Creta misses out on features like 360 degree camera, blind spot detection, head-up display and others, which are available in the Kia Seltos. We believe that Hyundai will add these features in the 7-seater Creta. In terms of features, the Creta 7-seater will receive the large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car tech, wireless charging, electric panoramic sunroof, multi-functional steering wheel, cruise control, powered and ventilated front seats, etc.
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