Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
23 Oct 2020
We all know that Hyundai will launch the 7-seat incarnation of the much popular Creta but when? That is the biggest question and some new reports suggest the launch to take place in mid-2021. That's right, Hyundai may launch the 7-seater Creta in mid-2021 and it will be similar to the regular Creta with some obvious changes. What could be those changes, let's check.
The 7-seat incarnation of the Hyundai Creta has been spied multiple times in South Korea, but not in India yet. Hyundai is having a great time with the success of the regular Creta and the testing of the 7-seater Creta may kickstart in some time. Some reports also suggested that the 7-seater Creta may be christened "Alcazar". That's quite a radical name but that's what Hyundai is known for.
Talking about the Hyundai Alcazar or 7-seater Creta, it will offer similar design and engine options with some dimensional changes. The wheelbase is expected to remain the same and the rear overhang will be extended to occupy those extra two seats. Certain spy shots also revealed that Hyundai will change the polarising rear of the current Creta by offering split LED taillights. We are just hoping that Hyundai designs the rear better this time.
Moreover, the front look and the side profile of the car seems similar to the regular car with even the same alloy wheels. However, these are just test mules and the final product may carry a new set of wheels and maybe some changes made to the front profile as well. Moving to the engine options, we expect two engines carried over from the Creta - 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo petrol. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated motor may not be carried over as the Alcazar will be priced at a premium above the Creta. The power and gearbox combinations of both the engine options will be similar to the regular Creta as well.
The Hyundai Alcazar has big chances to taste success - thanks to the positioning in the market. Despite not being positioned in the segment of Tata Harrier and MG Hector, the Creta gives tough competition to both these SUVs. With the launch of the Alcazar, Hyundai will be able to offer similar practicality at a price of Harrier and Hector. Which means the Alcazar may be priced near to Harrier and Hector while competing with the Tata Gravitas and MG Hector Plus.
The launch of the Hyundai Creta 7-seater is expected to happen in mid-2021. Speculations suggest that Hyundai will charge Rs 1 lakh premium for the Alcazar when compared to the normal Creta. That being said, Hyundai is prepping up to launch the Hyundai i20 and the cars have also started reaching dealerships.