The 7-seater Hyundai Creta SUV will soon be rolled out in the month of April this year. The carmaker has not yet revealed the official launch date and related details. But as per the fresh media reports, it will be safe to assume that the carmaker will be rolling out the SUV in April 2021. The upcoming 7-seater SUV is in its last stages of testing. The vehicle will be competing against the likes of the upcoming Tata Safari, the new-generation Mahindra XUV500 and the MG Hector Plus. If we are to go by the rumours, the car will be named as Hyundai Alcazar.
The 7-seater Creta has a slightly different visual appeal from the 5-seater version. Because of the longer wheelbase and extended rear overhangs, it is now possible to accommodate the additional third row of seats. In place of the sloping roof, there will be a flatter unit. The 7-seater Hyundai Creta will be quite similar to its counterpart 5-seater till the C-pillar. A complete revision will be done for the rear section. Also, the vehicle will have a newly-designed bumper, tailgate and taillamps.
There will be a few alterations in the front part as well. The 7-seater SUV will have features like a newly-designed bumper, chrome-studded radiator grille and headlamps. Also, the model will be 30mm longer and have 20mm longer wheelbase as compared to the 5-seater Creta. But no changes will be made in the overall width and height of the car. The 7-seater SUV will come with three rows of seats. The captain seats will be available for the middle row and also a panoramic sunroof will be there.
The bigger Creta is obviously better than the 5-seater sibling in terms of the features that it has to offer. There will be a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, connected car features, leather upholstery, wireless charger, an auto day/night inside rearview mirror, air purifier and a digital instrument cluster.
The 7-seater SUV may come with similar engine options like the 5-seater model. The smaller Creta comes equipped with three engine options – a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol (115bhp), 1.4-litre turbo petrol (140bhp) and 1.5-litre turbo diesel (115bhp).
The transmission choices will include a 6-speed torque converter automatic (diesel only), a 6-speed manual (1.5-litre petrol and diesel), a CVT automatic (1.5-litre petrol only) and a 7-speed DCT (turbo petrol only).