While the new-gen Hyundai Creta will launch later today, it could spawn a 7-seater sibling next year to take on the likes of Mahindra Scorpio
The 2020 Hyundai Creta is merely days from its launch. However, by next year, the new generation model will spawn a 7-seater model that will retail in a handful of markets, including that of ours. Our digital illustrator has imagined the XL version of the SUV to give you an idea of what the new model could look like.
2020 Hyundai Creta will be based on an upgraded version the current model's platform that will be capable of spawning a 7-seater model.
As can be seen in the rendering, the 7-seater version of the new Hyundai Creta will be, in every sense of the word, a stretched version of the current model. The styling package could be exactly like that of ours, with the only difference arising out of a larger side profile that incorporates a rear quarter glass and bigger fenders. Other than this, the SUV could look exactly like its 5-seater sibling, which has been designed as per the 'Sensuous Sportiness' design theme. With the launch of the 7-seater version, the Creta should start appealing to a wider audience and attract potential buyers of the Honda BR-V, Mahindra Scorpio and even the Mahindra XUV500.
In all likelihood, the 7-seater version of the new Hyundai Creta would be available with the same engine options as the current model. These will include a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol. The 1.5-litre motors will offer 115PS each, with the petrol and diesel options will output a peak torque of 144Nm and 250Nm, respectively. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor will generate 140PS and 242Nm. Both the 1.5-litre options will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, while the 1.4-litre motor will be exclusively available with a 7-speed DCT unit. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre petrol model will be available with an optional CVT, while the 1.5-litre diesel version will be sold with an optional 6-speed torque-converter automatic unit.
The 7-seater variant of the Hyundai Creta could go on to rival the likes of MG Hector Plus, Tata Gravitas and Mahindra XUV500.
The colour palette for the new model will include - Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Phantom Black, Lava Orange, Titan Grey, Deep Forest (turbo petrol only), Galaxy Blue (New), Red Mulberry (New), Polar White with Phantom Black (dual-tone) and Lava Orange with Phantom Black (dual-tone). The launch of the new-gen Creta will take place at an official event later today, with prices likely to range from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh.