Hyundai Grand Creta could disrupt local 7-seater crossover segment  

Updated Mar 29, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s the longer version of the Creta subcompact crossover. 

South Korean car giant Hyundai has unveiled the Grand Creta compact crossover SUV for the Latin American and South African markets. Should the automaker introduce it in our market, the model could be a viable contender in the 7-seater crossover category. 

Hyundai Grand Creta

The Hyundai Grand Creta has been marketed in India as the Alcazar since 2021

The Grand Creta is essentially a renamed Indian-market Hyundai Alcazar that was launched in 2021. It is also an extended wheelbase version of the Creta subcompact crossover, being 200mm longer and 55mm higher while retaining the standard Creta’s width. Hyundai claims that the Grand Creta’s 2,760mm wheelbase is the longest in the segment.  

While the second-generation Creta now features a front end inspired by the larger fourth-generation Tucson compact crossover, the Grand Creta’s fascia resembles the Creta’s pre-facelift version with LED headlamps. Rear quarter windows are now present on the longer model, with up to 18-inch alloy wheels in between the generous body cladding.   

Hyundai Grand Creta fascia

Its front end borrows heavily from the pre-facelift second-generation Creta

Both vehicles ride on the same K2 platform shared with the Venue subcompact crossover, but the Grand Creta is now able to accommodate three-row seating through either a 2+2+2 or 2+3+2 layout. A pair of captain’s chairs is offered on the former, with a 50:50 split-folding rear seat as standard. 

Rear luggage space stands at 180 cubic liters by default, expandable to 1,670 cubic liters with the second and third seating rows folded down. A 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster is available, along with a similarly sized touchscreen head unit that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, patched to an 8-piece Bose speaker system. 

Hyundai Grand Creta interior

The Grand Creta retains the Creta's interior layout 

Other amenities include ventilated front seats, automatic air-conditioning with vents for all seating rows, voice-activated panoramic sunroof, USB charging, and wireless phone charging. The Grand Creta comes with a total of six airbags, ISOFix latching points, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and a rear camera accompanying the parking sensors.

Powering the Grand Creta is a choice of either a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that puts out 157 horsepower and 191 Nm of torque, or a 1.5-liter turbocharged common-rail diesel unit rated at 113 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. The front wheels are driven through a manual or automatic gearbox, both with six forward gears. Selectable drive modes (Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand, Eco, Sport) allow the driver to cope with various road conditions. 

Hyundai Grand Creta seats
A voice-activated panoramic sunroof hovers above the seating rows 

In India where the Hyundai Grand Creta/Alcazar is assembled, the model starts at INR 1.63 million (Php 1.115 million), all the way up to INR 1.99 million (Php 1.36 million) for the range-topping variant. Do you think that Hyundai Philippines can be persuaded to bring the Grand Creta here?

We’ll keep you posted with our industry updates at Philkotse.com. 

Know more about Hyundai

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Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, is offering 11 new models in the local market. The Hyundai price list ranges from PHP 683,000 to PHP 3,240,000.  Within those 11 models, there are 10 passenger vehicles and one commercial vehicle which is the Hyundai H-100. Most entries are found in Hyundai Philippines' crossover/SUV lineup with the Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Palisade, Hyundai Tucson, and Hyundai Venue. Under the sedan category, the Korean automaker has the Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Reina. The Hyundai Ioniq and Hyundai Veloster are the hatchback vehicles of Hyundai Philippines. Only the Hyundai H-100 is competing as the brand's commercial vehicle, while the van lineup consists of the Hyundai Grand Starex and Hyundai H350.

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

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Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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