New gen Hyundai Creta will also be offered in a 7 seater option in India
The longer 7-seat variant of the 2020 Hyundai Creta was recently spotted testing in public for the first time in South Korea. Another image of the prototype has emerged online, this time revealing the rear fascia.
While the 5-seat variant which recently went on sale in India adopts a rather radical rear-end (especially taillights) design, the longer variant appears to be adopting a relatively conventional layout with an upright tailgate, flatter roof and a pair of horizontally oriented taillights. The finer details of the design are hidden by the camouflage.
The previous spyshots revealed that the front fascia design of the Creta 7-seater is more or less similar to its sibling save for new meshing for the grille and slightly revised front bumper (with front parking sensors). In profile, the upcoming variant features an extruded rear overhang to accommodate the additional row of seats. The added surface after the C-pillar is occupied by quarter glass panels.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta 3-row variant doesn’t appear to be sitting on a longer wheelbase compared to the current model. So, don’t expect the rear most row to be exceptionally spacious. However, the additional seating capacity would go a long way in making the car appealing to a whole new group of audience, especially in markets like India and China.
The spyshots do not reveal the longer crossover’s interior but we don’t expect to see much changes. Compared to the 5-seat Creta, there may be some slight differences such as colour themes and trims but the design, layout and equipment level is expected to be same. The top-end variant would be equipped with a state-of-the-art connectivity and infotainment system with wireless smartphone charging capabilities.
Hyundai Creta 7 Seater Engine options
The new 7-seat Hyundai Creta is most likely to carry forward its sibling’s powertrain lineup. For the Indian market, the Creta is offered with a 1.5-liter diesel engine, a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine. Both the 1.5-liter units produce 115 hp while the range-topping turbo petrol motor has 140 hp on tap. The oil burner is available with a 6-MT or 6-AT (torque converter) while the 1.5-liter petrol unit can be had with a 6-MT or a CVT. The 1.4-liter mill is available only with a 7-speed DCT.