The Hyundai Alcazar SUV is revealed in the production-spec form which is going to be launched in the Indian market in coming weeks. While the three-row Alcazar SUV is based on the same platform as the mid-sized SUV Creta, beside the front styling there are many noticeable differences between both cars which we are going to explain it below.
- Hyundai Alcazar has a 2,760mm long wheelbase which is 150mm longer than the Creta it is based on
- It gets the option for both petrol and diesel engines
- The engines in question are a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-diesel
- Available with both 6- and 7-seater configuration
Hyundai Alcazar Design and Platform
It is clear that the Hyundai Alcazar shares the platform with Creta mid-size SUV but Hyundai has worked extensively on it to make it a proper three-row SUV by increasing its wheelbase which is 2,760mm long that is exactly 150mm longer than the Creta. With the longer wheelbase, it provides more interior room for both second-row and third-row passengers. The Alcazar also gets a more longer rear overhang for added interior space at the rear.
Now coming to the design, the production-spec Hyundai Alcazar share most of the design elements with the Creta, this includes the headlights, bonnet, front fender and even all four doors. But few design tweaks are done to make Alcazar stand apart, this includes a different grille design with a diamond-like pattern, a slightly different bumper design, different design for the alloy wheels, and large rear quarter glass. But the rear of the SUV geta an all-new styling and that includes new wraparound taillight design, faux dual exhaust tips and faux aluminium skid plate in the bumper.
Interior and Other Features
The most important point on the interior of the Alcazar is the seating configuration. It will be offered with both a 6-seat(Captain Seats for 2nd row) and 7-seat (bench seat in the second row) configurations. With both configurations, the second-row seats feature a one-touch tumble mechanism that helps to give access to the third row of seats much easily, also the 2nd-row seats have sliding functions to free up more space both for the 2nd and 3rd row of seating. Now talking about the 3rd row of seats they will not be much ideal for taller adult passengers but will be ideal for kids, also they can be reclined and can be folded down completely flat to free up space for the boot.
The interior also features a dual-tone colour scheme for a more upmarket feel and the captain seat version will get a floor-mounted central armrest with cupholders and extra storage space. In terms of the equipment list, the Alcazar may get a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Hyundai’s connected car tech, a panoramic sunroof, ISOFIX seat mounts, wireless phone charging, automatic dual-zone climate control, drive modes, and much more.
Hyundai Alcazar Powertrain details
The Alcazar will be offered with choices of both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is the 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that also powers the Elantra and Tucson however it is tuned to produce 159HP and 192NM of torque which is precisely 7HP more than Elantra and Tucson. However, the diesel engine is the same 1.5L four-cylinder turbocharged unit from the Creta that makes 115HP and 250NM of torque. Both engines will come with either a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox the will drive the front wheels only. Hyundai claims that the 2.0L turbo-petrol varaint with manual transmission can do a 0-100Kph in under 10 secs.
Hyundai Alcazar Rivals
The Hyundai Alcazar will be launched in the coming weeks and once launched it will rival against some of the most sold seven-seater in the segment like the MG Hector Plus, new Tata Safari, current generation Mahindra XUV500 and also the Mahindra Scorpio. Mahindra is also working on a new flagship SUV codenamed the W601 and revealed that it will be named XUV700 and upon its launch, the competition will get much tougher.
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