The new seven-seat crossover launched in South Africa.
Small, affordable crossovers are popular around the world. They are so popular that Hyundai is expanding its lineup in South Africa with the new three-row Grand Creta. The seven-seat compact crossover rides on the same, albeit tweaked, platform that underpins several Hyundai and Kia models, including the Venue that’s available in the US. However, Hyundai only offers the crossover here as a two-row model.
The tweaked K2 platform underpinning the Grand Creta increases the crossover’s length and wheelbase. That extra room pays dividends, allowing Hyundai to add two extra seats behind the second row. The Grand Creta offers 6.3 cubic feet (180 cubic liters) of cargo space behind the third row, which grows to a gargantuan 58.9 cubic feet (1,670 cubic liters) with all the seats down.