New Delhi : We saw a new generation of Hyundai Creta earlier this year, the new-gen version was launched on an all-new platform that is capable to be used to spawn slightly bigger vehicles as well.
To make full use of its new platform, the company has decided to launch a 7-seater version of the Creta and stand against rivals like MG Hector Plus, as well as the upcoming Tata Gravitas.
Meanwhile, speculations are that the seven-seat car will get an updated front grille, flatter roof towards the back, an additional rear quarter, a redesigned C-pillar as well as a larger rear overhang. Also, a redesigned tail lamp can be expected in the seven seater version.
On the interiors, features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, digital instrument cluster, Bose sound system, panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, powered driver seat and air purifier are all expected to be retained.
The Creta is currently powered with three engines, including a 1.5-litre NA petrol rated at 115 PS/144 Nm; a 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit producing 140 PS power and 242 Nm torque; as well as a 1.5-litre oil burner producing 115 PS and 250 Nm.
It has been learned that Hyundai will be offering the seven-seater Creta in two engine options. The diesel engine will likely be offered with a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT, while the turbo-petrol unit could be offered with a 7-speed DCT as standard.
Hyundai’s new Creta is likely to be named ‘Alcazer’ in the Indian market.