The 7-seater version of the Hyundai Creta recently made its appearance in spy shots, with the recent pic revealing details of the rear-end
Hyundai has recently launched the 2020 Creta at a starting price of Rs. 9.99 lakh. Now, the carmaker is working on a 7-seater version of the car. We recently reported the first-ever sighting of the same. Now, in another spy picture that has surfaced online, it has been revealed that the new 7-seater version of the Creta will feature a different design for the rear end.
The bigger 7-seater version of Creta gets an upright rear-end with a new design for the tail lamps.
The 5-seater version of the car gets vertically split tail lamp cluster with a LED light bar. The bigger 7-seat version will get a simpler tailgate design with bigger LED tail lamps, which will stretch over to the tailgate.
The 7-seat version of the Creta will be longer than the current Creta, although the wheelbase is expected to be the same. The car will also retain the same platform but a certain panel will be tweaked to fit the extra seats and support the extra weight. It can be seen in the spy pictures that the rear-end of the 7-seater Creta features a more upright design, giving it a conventional SUV silhouette. In terms of looks, it is expected to be a mini-Palisade. However, most of the body panels will be shared with the 5-seater version of the Creta.
A rendering of the 7-seat version of the Hyundai Creta.
In its 5-seat avatar, Creta is offered with 3 engine options. There is a 1.5L MPI 4-cylinder motor producing 115 PS/144 Nm, a 1.5L turbo-diesel engine whipping out 115 PS/250 Nm, and a 1.4L turbo-petrol producing 144 PS/242 Nm. The manual variants of the Creta are offered with a 6-speed MT, while the automatic variants are offered with a CVT on the 1.5L petrol and with a 6-speed AT on the 1.5L turbodiesel, while the 1.4L turbo-petrol motor comes mated to a 7-DCT as standard. The 7-seater Creta is expected to come with these same engine options. However, Hyundai showcased a 2.0L turbo-diesel engine with 186 PS and 401 Nm of peak output at a press conference, which is expected to make its way to the 7-seater Creta.
The 7-seater Creta will feature the same wheelbase as the smaller 5-seater version of the car.
The bigger 7-seater Creta is expected to make its way to our country by the second half of 2021. It is expected to carry a starting price of around Rs. 12 lakh. Once launched, it will compete against the likes of MG Hector Plus and Tata Gravitas, both of which are scheduled for a launch later this year.