Hyundai Creta 7-Seater SUV Spied In India For First Time, Possible Launch By Q2 2021

Latest spy shots reveal additional bits that differentiate it from its 5-seater counterpart


  • Front grille features studs in contrast to the slatted layout on the standard Creta.

  • Other changes include an increase in length and a revised rear end.

  • Likely to retain its features from the standard model.

  • It could be powered by a 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine.

  • Expect a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over its 5-seater counterpart.

  • Rivals will include the MG Hector Plus and the upcoming Tata Gravitas. 

Hyundai has been working on a 7-seater iteration of the Creta SUV for some time, with test mules spied multiple times in South Korea. And now, the SUV has been spotted in India for the first time, revealing a little more than before. Here’s what’s new:

While the test mule is still covered in heavy camouflage, the front end features a distinct difference to its 5-seater counterpart. Instead of a slatted grille, the Creta 7-seater features studs for the front grille. Aside from that, the 7-seater Creta will get a revised rear-end with a different set of taillamps. The most obvious difference will be its overall length, which is likely to be 30mm longer than the 5-seater Creta (4,300mm). Also expect an increase in boot space (with the third-row down) from the standard model’s 430-litre capacity.


Cabin shots are yet to surface, but we expect the three-row SUV to remain relatively similar to the standard Creta. Retained features could include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a panoramic sunroof, BlueLink connected car tech, a Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, powered driver’s seat and digital driver’s display. Safety kit could consist of multiple airbags, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitor. 


Under the hood, the 7-seater Creta could utilise the standard Creta’s 115PS/250Nm 1.5-litre diesel and 140PS/242Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. That said, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol mill may not be included in the engine lineup. Expect the same transmission options in the form of a 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic for the 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 7-speed DCT for the petrol.


Hyundai is likely to launch the Creta 7-seater SUV by Q2 2021. In terms of pricing, it  could command a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the standard model that retails from Rs 9.82 lakh to Rs 17.32 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, it could be a strong rival to the MG Hector Plus as well as the upcoming Tata Gravitas.

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