7-seat Hyundai Creta (Alcazar) To Be Launched In 2021 - Opsule blog

7-seat Hyundai Creta (Alcazar) To Be Launched In 2021

According to speculations, the seven-seat version of Hyundai Creta will likely to name ‘Alcazar’, which was trademarked by the Korean manufacturer earlier this year.

The Hyundai Creta received a generational update earlier this year, and the new mid-size SUV is based on a new platform that is capable to to be used for slightly bigger vehicles as well. Hence, Hyundai is planning to make use of it and is currently working on launching a 7-seat version of the Creta in India next year.

7-seat Hyundai Creta

The seven-seat SUV to get a slightly updated front grille, flatter roof towards the back, an additional rear quarter, a redesigned C-pillar as well as a larger rear overhang as compared to the five-seat Creta. In addition, test mules suggest that the three-row SUV will be getting redesigned tail lamps.

7-seat Hyundai Creta (Alcazar) To Be Launched In 2021 - opsule blog

Apart from the additional row of seats, the cabin layout is expected to remain largely unchanged as compared to the regular Creta. That being said, features like 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with smartphone connectivity, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, Hyundai’s BlueLink connected-car tech, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 7-inch TFT color display in the instrument cluster, a touch-enabled smart air purifier, paddle shifters and drive mode select are all expected to be carried over to the seven-seat SUV as well.

The seven-seat version of Hyundai Creta will likely make use of the same powertrains as the regular five-seat SUV. As of now, Hyundai offers the Creta with three engine options – a 1.5-liter NA petrol engine that makes 115 PS power and 144 Nm torque; a 1.4-liter turbo petrol motor that churns out 140 PS and 242 Nm; as well as a 1.5-liter diesel engine that has a peak power output of 115 PS and a max torque rating of 250 Nm.

While there are only two three-row mid-size SUVs in the Indian market as of now, the Mahindra XUV500 and the MG Hector Plus, a range of new cars are expected to be launched in this space in the years to come.