Hyundai Alcazar was unveiled ahead of its expected early-May launch. It is basically a bigger version of the Hyundai Creta with a 150mm longer wheelbase (at 2,760mm) and a third-row bench. The Alcazar will be offered either as a 6-seater with captain seats for the middle row or a 7-seater with bench seats.
Before we move on, let’s look at the first impression of Hyundai Alcazar from Autocar India
Hyundai Alcazar Exterior:
The exterior design of the Alcazar follows the lines of the Creta and gets the same set of headlamp design with LED DRLs in place of where the headlamps would go conventionally. The new premium chrome grille with a studded design, redesigned fog lamps and indicators aligned to match its larger size.
Primarily, one can see the added length of the Alcazar over the Creta thanks to a thick D-pillar, extended rear doors, as well as the heavily flared wheel arch which is extended to match the additional length. For the first time, Hyundai will offer 18-inch wheels that will debut with the Alcazar and sport this nice petal-like pattern that looks cool when the car is in motion.
The rear view is very similar to that of the Creta with the larger version of the five-seat SUV’s split arrow wrap around tail lamps.
Hyundai Alcazar Interior and Features:
Though Hyundai is yet to reveal the complete feature list, the Alcazar could borrow the Creta’s 10.25-inch infotainment system, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, a digital driver’s display, connected car tech, climate control, ventilated seats, a wireless phone charger, powered driver’s seat, and a sunroof. Safety should be handled by six airbags, ABS with EBD, tyre pressure monitor, and reverse parking sensors.
Engine and Gearbox options:
The Hyundai Alcazar will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol variant will be Hyundai’s new third-generation 2.0-litre engine that produces 156bhp/191Nm and can be had with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Hyundai claims a 0-100kmph time of fewer than 10 seconds.
The diesel version is a 1.5-litre unit producing 113bhp/250Nm and can also be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
Hyundai Alcazar Price:
While Alcazar is all set to take on the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the Mahindra XUV500 and is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 15 lakh to Rs 19 lakh.
It is expected to make a big debut in India and definitely looking very promising similar to Creta. Let us know your experience of driving this car when you get a chance!