When it was launched back in 2015, the Creta quickly rose to the top of compact SUVs and defined the segment. It gave spacious interiors along with good features and a strong engine at a competitive price. With the Indian market shifting towards SUVs, the car quickly became a hit and attracted huge sales for the company. Many manufacturers have since entered India via a similar segment such as the MG Hector and the Kia Seltos which have also become a massive hit. Many of the compact SUVs are now becoming seven-seaters as well and Hyundai is also planning this. Find out more about the Hyundai Creta seven seater below.
Hyundai Creta seven seater design
It will be placed between the Creta five-seater and the Tucson in terms of size. The Hyundai Creta seven seater will get a bigger wheelbase and an overall bigger length to accommodate for the third row in the car. In the seven-seater version, the second-row seats will get an additional slide feature as well to give the third-row passengers extra knee-room. The looks will be enhanced and this car will get a lot more chrome. The car will also get features such as bi-projector headlamps, and the top variants will also get trio-projector LED headlamps. From the side, it will also look similar to the Creta and get similar 17-inch alloys.
Hyundai Creta seven seater interiors
The interiors will also be somewhat similar to the Creta with certain changes in it. This car will be focused on a premium aspect rather than aiming at a sporty avatar. It will be focused on the black and beige interiors and not get any coloured elements on the inside. You will get features such a flat-bottom steering, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, semi-digital instrument cluster, HUD, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, cooled glove box, air purifier. You will also get certain features such as a blind spot camera which is not seen on the current Creta.
Engine and Transmission
The car will get 1.5-litre petrol paired with a six-speed manual and a CVT gearbox. There will also be a 1.5-litre diesel with a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. Lastly, it will also get the 1.4-litre turbo petrol with a six-speed manual and a DCT gearbox. The engine and transmission options are the same except that now the turbo engine will now also get the option of a manual gearbox which is not offered with the five-seater Creta.
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Pricing and Launch
The five-seater Creta costs 10 – 17.2 lakh (ex-showroom). The seven- seater will cost around 1 lakh more in the base and around 1.5 lakhs in the higher variants. The car will be launched next year. The sister company of Hyundai, Kia will not bring out a seven-seater version of the Seltos.