Pic Source – Hyundai Palisade owners group Korea
Hyundai may have just launched the second generation Creta in the Indian market but the automaker has already testing a 7-seater version in International markets.
The heavily camaflouged test mule reveals interesting details about the upcoming model. The 7-seat Creta could also very well seek inspiration and borrow a lot of its design cues from the flagship Palisade SUV that’s gone on sale recently.
First up is the side profile which will have a slimmer C-pillar along with a quarter glass that will be a size larger and a flatter roofline all done in a bid to liberate more space for the passengers.
What will help further distinguish the 7 seat Creta from its 5-seat iteration is the diamond mesh finish for the front grille which will be very different from the latter along with a redesigned tailgate with differently designed taillights as well.
Hyundai Creta 7-seater rendering pic source – Indian Auto Blog
Engine details are scare as well, but it would be safe to assume a pair of 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines mated to manual and automatic transmissions under the hood of the Creta 7-seater, However it remains to be seen if the automaker will offer the brands 1.4 litre turbo petrol mated to a DSG automatic gearbox in the 7-seater Creta as well.
Pricing could be a notch higher as the 7-seater Creta when launched will take the spot of the Tucson that is expected to go a segment higher altogether. Considering the fact that the Creta has just been launched and its 7-seater version just in the initial phase of testing; India could very well get the 7-seat Creta sometime in early or mid 2021.
So when it does get here expect a tough fight to arise with the Tata Gravitas, MG Hector plus Jeep Compass 7-seater and other models in the fray.
Hyundai Creta 7 seater Pic Source – India Autos blog
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