The company has launched the new Hyundai Grand Creta at an initial price of 449,900 rand i.e. around 23.37 lakh rupees. The new Hyundai Grand Creta is offered in South Africa in six and 7-seat configurations. The length of this car has been kept up to 200 mm.
The car is offered with a 150 mm longer wheelbase than the 5-seater Hyundai Creta SUV. Apart from this, the company offers 180-litre boot space in this car, which can be increased to 1,670-litre by folding down the second and third row seats.
The new Hyundai Grand Creta is based on the same K2 platform that is used to build the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The platform has been modified to accommodate longer wheelbase models including the Kia Carens MPV.
The new Hyundai Grand Creta is powered by a naturally aspirated petrol engine, which also powers the Hyundai Alcazar. This engine generates power of 156 bhp and maximum torque of 191 Newton meter. Like the India-spec model, the new 3-row Creta also gets a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.
This engine generates power of 113 bhp and maximum torque of 250 Newton meter. Talking about the gearbox options available in it, then the option of 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox is given in it. The 3-row SUV is offered in a total of two trims, which include the Executive and the Elite.
Its base trim gets wireless phone charging, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, a rearview camera, LED headlamps and new 17-inch wheels. The high-spec Elite trim gets larger 18-inch wheels, push-button start, panoramic sunroof, parking sensors, and a fold-down tray for second row passengers.
A large 10.2-inch digital instrument console and electrically adjustable driver’s seat have been used in this car. For suspension duties, the 3-row SUV gets MacPherson strut at the front and coupled torsion beam axle at the rear. The Elite trim also gets 6 drive modes, which include Snow, Mud, Sand, Eco, Sport and Normal.