A new digital rendering of the upcoming 7-seat Hyundai Creta helps us understand the larger dimensions as compared to the regular, 5-seater version that's already on sale in India
By now, it has become pretty well known that the second generation Hyundai Creta would soon spawn a 7-seater variant that will likely launch in India early next year. The upcoming version has already been spied testing on its home turf on a couple of occasions, with the latest sighting giving us a clear idea of the increased dimensions of the vehicle. Based on the latest spy media, here's a digital illustration of the new model.
As can be noted in the image above, the 7-seater version will be significantly longer than the regular second-gen Hyundai Creta.
What's clear is that the 7-seater version of the top-selling SUV will be significantly longer than the regular version, which is 4,300 mm long. The new model is also likely to be a tad taller, which could be a result of employment of roof rails. For reference, the regular variant is 1,735 mm tall and comes with flush-fitting roof rails. Other than this, the 7-seater model will also feature an updated front fascia. There will be a revised front grille with dollops of chrome, while the new model will even feature front parking sensors. The revised front-end should bring the 7-seater SUV closer to the Hyundai Palisade, the company's flagship offering. The rear-end of the vehicle will feature a new tailgate and revised taillights.
Of course, the biggest changes will be found on the side profile. The new model will likely get bigger rear doors, while the slimmer C-pillars and rear quarter glasses should make things sufficiently airy for the passengers in the last row. The increment in the length will be mostly due to the larger wheelbase but the revised bumpers could also play a part. So far, it's being speculated that the new model will share its engine option with the 5-seater variant, which means it will be sold with 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol options.
For now, it is being assumed that the 2020 Hyundai Creta 7-seater model will be available with all the engine options on offer on the 5-seater model.
The 1.5-litre powerplants output 115PS each, while the turbo-petrol motor produces 140PS. The 1.5-litre units come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. However, the petrol motor is optionally available with a CVT, while the oil-burner can be bought with a 6-speed torque-converter automatic unit. The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, on the other hand, is available exclusively with a 7-speed DCT.