Recently, the 7-seater version of Hyundai Creta was spied during road testing in India, thus confirming that Hyundai will be launching the car in India soon.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd is currently working on a 7-seater version of their latest SUV, the new-generation Creta. While the upcoming three-row SUV was confirmed for the Chinese market and spied in China multiple times during road testing, we weren’t sure about it coming to the Indian market. There were a lot of speculations about it but nothing was confirmed. Now, we do have an unofficial yet concrete confirmation, as the test mule of 7-seater Creta has been spotted being in India as well.
Creta 7 Seater Spotted | DCVBIKES
In a recent video by DCV Bikes, a popular moto vlogger, we see the new SUV covered in full camouflage, driving around without a care in the world. At first, we see him riding his Kawasaki ZX6-R, and slowly approaching the test vehicle. Then, he looks for an opening and quickly overtakes the car, deciding not to linger around it. This is quite a smart decision, as driving parallel to a car means that there’s a high chance you’re in its blind spot. Even if you’re not, an absent-minded driver could swerve his car into you, causing a fatal accident.
While the test car is wearing a full-body camouflage, we can clearly see the alloy wheels on it. These are unmistakably the same ones that we find in the new Creta, thus giving us a clue to the identity of the vehicle. Although we would have loved to see the face as well, a glimpse of the rear three-quarter section isn’t too bad either.
There is no word about the mechanical aspects of the 7-seater Hyundai Creta, but we expect it to feature the same three engine options as the new generation Creta. The first one will be a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol motor, capable of producing 115 PS and 144 Nm. The second one is a 1.5-litre, turbocharged, inline-4 diesel mill, which can generate 115 PS and 250 Nm. The third one is a 1.4-litre turbocharged, inline-4 petrol powerplant, which belts out 140 PS and 242 Nm. Once launched in India, it will compete against the Tata Gravitas, MG Hector Plus, and even the XUV500.