The three-row version of the Hyundai Creta might be christened as Hyundai Alcazar which will pose a major threat to the models like MG Hector and Tata Harrier
Regardless of the uncertainties induced by the Covid-19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown, Hyundai still launched the new-gen Creta in March 2020 and manages to make it the best-selling SUV of India with overwhelming responses every month. To boost the sales further, the South Korean auto giant is set to launch a bigger 7-seater of the Creta in the Indian market. The Hyundai Creta 7-seater launch is expected to happen sometime in the second half of 2021.
Previously, reports suggested the Hyundai Creta 7-seater could be dubbed ‘Hyundai Alcazar’ which Hyundai has trademarked as an SUV nameplate earlier on. Spy shots of the 7-seat Creta have emerged on the Internet recently, giving us the first idea of how the Creta would look like with an extra row of seats. As per the spy images, the Hyundai Creta 7-seater SUV will carry some visual differentiators compared to the 5-seater version. Apart from the extended overhangs to accommodate extra seats, the upcoming 7-seater SUV will feature a refreshed bumper with the new front grille, flatter roof panel towards the rear, slimmer C-pillar and additional rear quarter. The alloy wheels and tail lamps of the car might receive some tweaks as well.
On the inside, the Hyundai Creta 7-seater will get a similar interior layout to that of the 5-seater model. That means the new SUV will come with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, premium Bose sound system, ventilated seats, air purifier and more. Expect the safety features on the three-row Creta to be similar to the second-row model. In all likelihood, the new Creta 7-seater will be offered in both 6-seat and 7-seat layouts with the former getting the captain seats while the 7-seat version comes with bench-type units.
Powering the Hyundai Creta 7-seater will be two engine options – a 140 PS 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a 115 PS 1.5-litre turbo-diesel unit. Transmission choices for the bigger SUV will comprise of both manual and automatic options. The upcoming Hyundai Creta 7-seater SUV will likely be priced at around Rs 11- 18.5 lakh (estimated, ex-showroom) that makes it Rs 1 lakh costlier than the standard Creta’s equivalent variants.