Hyundai is readying a 7-seater version of the new-gen Creta and here’s the first spy shot of the new SUV spotted road-testing in Korea.
We had already reported to you that Hyundai will be coming out with a 7-seater version of the new-gen Creta. The company has finally started road testing the 7-seater version of the new-gen Creta and the first set of spy shots have emerged out of Korea. This is the first time that the Creta will see a 7-seater version of itself in its lifetime. And that’s something that will hugely appeal to Indian customers.
Although the test mule is covered in heavy camouflage, still certain differences can be made out. On the face itself, the first thing you notice is that the grille is different with a more premium design with Mercedes-Benz like chrome stud inserts on the grille. There are minor revisions to the bumper as well and if you notice carefully, you will also see the front parking sensors on the front bumpers. That’s not offered on the five-seater Creta.
In profile, the larger length is immediately noticeable. Although the overall shape seems largely similar to the five-seater Creta, the roof is flatter and the C-Pillar is slimmer as well. The C-Pillar is also now followed by a decent size quarter rear window but its hard to comment on the size as its mostly covered by the camouflage. The rear of the SUV is expected to be identical to the 5-seater version.
The 7-seater Hyundai Creta will most likely have a wheelbase 20mm longer than that of the 5-seater Creta. The standard Creta has a wheelbase of the 2610mm and we expect its larger sibling to have a wheelbase of 2630mm. It will also have a longer rear overhang by about 10mm and thus the overall length of the SUV will be 30mm more than the standard model. We expect the engine options to remain unchanged for the larger Creta but the engines might be tuned to produce more power.
The 7-seater Hyundai Creta will rival the likes of the Tata Gravitas and the MG Hector Plus, both of which will soon see their launch in India.The 7-seat Creta will sit above the 5-seat version and below the yet-to-be-revealed next-gen Hyundai Tucson in the brand’s global line-up. With seven seats on offer, Hyundai will further take the appeal of the Creta in India. After all, we love big burly SUVs that can carry our entire family at once and this could definitely be a hit in the Indian market.