Since its launch in early 2015, the Hyundai Creta has been doing well not only in the domestic market but in international markets as well. So well that recently Hyundai launched the 2020 version of India’s most loves compact SUV and since its launch, this 5-seater SUV has gone to achieve new heights of success. So much so that the South Korean carmaker is even planning upon launching a 7-seater variant as well.
Not only that Hyundai has also started testing the Hyundai Creta 7-seater in India and now reports have come that the new 3-row version of India’s best selling SUV could be called ‘ALCAZAR’. Hyundai Motors has recently trademarked the name Alcazar with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry under the class 12 trademark classifications in India. What is a Class 12 you ask? Well, class 12 is basically a section which stands for apparatus for locomotion by land, water, and air. The goods and service classification for the trademark mentions it as an automobile of the SUV category. So this simply means that the new 7-seater Creta could carry the designated name for the domestic market.
Hyundai Creta 7-seater | Expected Engine Specification
|Engine||1.5L, 4-Cyl Petrol||1.5L, 4-Cyl Petrol||1.4L, 4-Cyl Turbo-Petrol||1.5L, 4-Cyl Turbo-Diesel||1.5L, 4-Cyl Turbo-Diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed MT||CVT||7-Speed DCT||6-speed MT||6-speed AT|
|Maximum Power||115 Hp||115 Hp||140 Hp||115 Hp||115 Hp|
|Maximum Torque||144 Nm||144 Nm||242 Nm||250 Nm||250 Nm|
Hyundai Creta 7-seater | Expected Features
The overall design elements on the new 7-seater Creta will the same as the 5-seater variant which includes the same 4-slate mesh grille, parched alloy wheels along with split head and tail lamp setup, squarish wheel arches, a large panoramic sunroof and dual exhaust to give the classy SUV a more rugged look. However, we just couldn’t help but notice the newly added third row which makes the car looks quite bulky.
Taking about the interiors, the all-new plus size Hyundai Creta gets the same 10.25-inch landscape-oriented touchscreen infotainment system along with its digital instrument cluster (similar to that of the 5-seater Creta and the Kia seltos), a multi-functional steering wheel, Hyundai BlueLink connectivity, leather upholstery along with many first in its segment features which have been borrowed by its 5-seater variant and its cousin the Kia Seltos.
Hyundai Creta 7-Seater | Expected Price, Launch & Rivals
The expected price for this 3-row Hyundai Creta is expected to be around ₹14 lakhs Which may go up to ₹ 21 lakhs for the top-end variant. When launched the new Creta will rival the likes of the Toyota Innova Crysta in the MPV segment and the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming MG Hector Plus in the SUV segment. After looking at the current situation of the domestic automobile market Hyundai might reveal the new Creta by the end of this year but its sale might begin by mid-2021.
Additionally, rumour also has it that Hyundai is even planning upon launching the 3-row Creta in India and China at the same time. However, the Chinese variant could get some additional tweaks compared to the Indian variant.
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