Hyundai Creta 7-seater spotted for the first time in India

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The 7-seater Hyundai Creta is expected to launch in the second half of next year with three engine options as the regular Creta.

Speculation surrounding the seven-seater version of the Hyundai Creta has been around for many months and the midsize SUV segment has also seen an expansion in the form of three-row versions. MG had already launched the Hector Plus and the Tata Harrier-based seven-seater Gravitas is expected to go on sale in early 2021. Additionally, the next generation Mahindra XUV500 is also targeted for the first quarter of 2021.

In response, Hyundai will expand the Crete range. Having received a new generation in March 2020, South Korea’s top automaker managed to overtake Kia Seltos and bring Crete back to the top of the monthly sales charts again and it stays there. The test mule first spotted in India follows prototypes that were captured on camera in Hyundai’s homeland of South Korea.

He goes on to suggest that the three-row version might only debut in the second half of next year and some of the interesting details could also be seen. While the 2,610mm wheelbase appears to remain the same, the overall length has been extended to accommodate the third-row seating arrangement. Also, the longer rear quarter glass and slightly higher roof line could also be present.

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Due to the changes to add the last row, the redesigned wrap-around LED taillights, the new tailgate and the bumper can be noticed in the spy photos. The front grille was also modified, but the split headlight cluster and bumper area appear to have been retained from the five-seater model. The interior will carry the comforts that Crete is known for.

It is most likely to feature a horizontally stacked 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with BlueLink connectivity, automatic climate control, six airbags, leather seat upholstery, panoramic sunroof, wireless charger, air purifier, etc. A 1.5-liter gasoline that produces 115 hp and 144 Nm; A 1.5-liter diesel with 115 hp and 250 Nm is expected in the seven-seater.

The top-of-the-range variants will use a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine developing 140 hp and 242 Nm. The trio of engine options could be sold with three different automatic transmission options with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission at the top of the line.