Hyundai Alcazar 2021 India Launch Highlights: 6/7-seater Safari, XUV500, Hector Plus rival priced at Rs 16.30 lakh

Hyundai Alcazar 2021 On Road Price in India, Hyundai Alcazar 7 Seater SUV India Launch Highlights: The three-row premium SUV from the house of Hyundai has finally been launched in India. Do let us know what you think about the pricing of the Alcazar!?

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2021 Hyundai Alcazar Price in India, Specs, Features, Images: It’s a big day for Hyundai India as the Creta-maker has finally launched its all-new premium six/seven-seater SUV – Alcazar. Now, the expectations from the Hyundai Alcazar are sky-high because it will primarily go on to rub shoulders against the likes of some big names like the all-new 2021 Tata Safari and the MG Hector Plus in the segment. The Hyundai Alcazar has been launched in three trims namely Prestige, Platinum, and Signature. The three-row SUV arrives with two engine options and you get two transmission choices as well. First, the 2.0-litre petrol engine is good for developing a maximum power output of 157 hp while the peak torque is rated at 191 Nm. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre diesel mill is good enough for producing a maximum of 113 horses along with 250 Nm of torque. With these engines, you get choices of a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox, which in our opinion, is a very good thing. So without any further ado, in this LIVE blog, let us take you through what all happened at the India launch event of the Alcazar.

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    13:31 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Thank you for joining in!

    That's it people from the India launch of Hyundai Alcazar. We hope you enjoyed the proceedings as much as we did. Until next time, stay home, stay safe for now!

    Always buckle up while driving and also, don't forget to wear a helmet while riding.

    13:12 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Wireless charger in the 2nd row!

    As a segment-first feature, the Hyundai Alcazar gets a wireless charger in the second row. In addition, a wireless charging provision is also present in the first row of the SUV. With these features, the occupants are sure going to have a convenient time on those long-distance trips.

    12:53 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Some more features of the Alcazar

    The Hyundai Alcazar comes with a long list of features. Not just this premium three-row SUV is rich in terms of safety features, but it should also offer a whole new level of experience to the occupants with some interesting convenience and hi-tech features as well. Take a look. 

    12:46 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Hyundai Alcazar standard safety features

    Hyundai Alcazar comes with a long list of standard safety features. These include ABS with EBD, dual airbags, rear parking sensors, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Rear Parking Camera with Steering Adaptive Parking Guidelines, and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) among many. Here is the list: 

    12:41 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Remote Engine Start

    Hyundai Alcazar comes with remote starting capabilities. One can use the smart key to remotely start the car and even switch on the air conditioning system. This can be helpful as you can make the temperature of the cabin comfortable even before you set foot inside the SUV. The remote start feature is available on both manual and automatic variants of Alcazar.

    12:37 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Other noteworthy features

    Talking of some key features of the Hyundai Alcazar, the premium SUV gets bits like Smartphone Wireless Charger in the first row, Front Row Ventilated Seats, 8-way Power Driver Seat, Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold, Premium 2nd Row Console Armrest with Smartphone Wireless Charger (first in Segment) and Surround View Monitor with 360° Camera among many.

    12:31 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Bose 8-speaker sound system

    For the pleasure of your ears, Hyundai has equipped the Alcazar with a premium 8-speaker Bose sound system. It comes with a feature called Dynamic Speed Compensation that adjusts the sound automatically with the change in the speed of the vehicle. Needless to say, the cabin of the Alcazar would be an ideal place to enjoy some music or listen to your favourite podcast as you make your way to your destination.

    12:28 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Segment best boot space in the Alcazar

    Not only does the Hyundai Alcazar comes with a segment-best wheelbase, but it also has the highest boot space in its class. In order to be precise, the three-row SUV has a boot space of 180 litres behind the third row. So in short, there should not be any shortage of space when it comes to loading your bags in the vehicle for those long trips and vacations. 

    12:21 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Hyundai Alcazar PRICES out!

    Hyundai has launched the Alcazar three-row premium SUV with prices starting at Rs 16.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India, introductory). The vehicle has been launched in a total of three trim levels namely Prestige, Platinum and Signature. The company says that the Signature trim being the range-topping, will be sold exclusively through the brand's Signature club outlets. Here is the variant-wise price break up for the Hyundai Alcazar: All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, India, introductory.


    12:13 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    A handy console for second-row passengers

    If one opts for the 6-seater version of Alcazar, they get a centre floor console between the seats in the second-row. This console acts as an armrest, has storage space underneath it, has two bottle holders and even comes with a wireless charging port. This means that the Alcazar has wireless charging pads at the front and back as well!

    12:11 (IST)18 Jun 2021

    There you have it guys! The all-new Hyundai Alcazar has been revealed completely and in our opinion, it looks breathtaking in this black colour option. The company has given numerous visual updates in order to keep the difference intact and keep the Alcazar and the Creta two distinct SUVs. Do let us know what do you think about the Alcazar's looks.


    12:08 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Alcazar set to "Redefine Premium Travel Experience"

    Hyundai says that the Alcazar is set to redefine the premium travel experience. Thanks to the ample cabin space and loads of convenience features and tech, the Alcazar in most certainly will turn out to be a great option when it comes to mile-munching in utmost comfort. More details including price soon, so stay tuned!

    12:05 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    25 years in India

    Hyundai Alcazar 2021 India Launch Live, 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Price in India

    Hyundai entered the Indian market in the year 1996 and is completing 25 years in the country this year. The company was almost unknown to Indian customers back then. SInce then, the South Korean manufacturer has almost become a household name across the country thanks to products like the Santo, Verna, Creta, i10 and many more!

    12:04 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Hyundai Alcazar launch event begins!

    The India launch event of Hyundai Alcazar has begun. The company welcomes its newest premium SUV and says that the Alcazar joins the Hyundai's SUV tribe. The company says that its SUV market share has reached 26 percent in 2020.


    11:53 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    A familiar engine but in a different avatar

    Did you know that the Nu 2.0-litre MPi, petrol engine on the Hyundai Alcazar is borrowed from the Tucson but the company has tweaked the engine to produce roughly 10hp more power but 1Nm less torque. Another difference is that while in the Tucson, this engine is just available with a 6-speed automatic transmission while in the Alcazar it is offered with both manual and automatic transmissions.

    11:50 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Hyundai Alcazar Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Hyundai Alcazar got leaked recently. As per the latest leak, the three-row SUV measures 4,500 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width and 1,675 mm in height. The wheelbase of the Alcazar is 2,760 mm which is 150mm more than that of the Creta. More details to follow soon, so stay tuned for all the updates! 

    11:40 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    How different is it from the Creta?

    Alcazar is based on Hyundai's Sensuous Sportiness design concept and which is also shared with the Creta. However, there are some substantial differences between how the two SUVs look. It gets a bigger front grille, studded with chrome beads. The headlamp design is slightly different along with the front bumper. At the side, one can notice the bigger wheels and the extended cabin area. The rear of the SUV looks smarter too and has newly designed tail lamps as well.

    11:33 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    64-colour ambient lighting

    Hyundai Alcazar 2021 India Launch Live, 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Price in India

    While Hyundai did provide ambient lighting feature in the Creta, it was only in one colour - blue. For the Alcazar, Hyundai has stepped things up and is providing 64-colour ambient lighting. This should really bring the cabin alive at night, with many vibrant colours flooding the interior of the SUV.

    11:32 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    30 MINUTES to go!

    Just half an hour to go for the India launch event of the Hyundai Alcazar to kick start. The event will be hosted live and we will be updating all the happenings right here in this LIVE blog. As we wait in anticipation for the launch proceedings to begin, would you like to take a guess about the pricing of the Alcazar? From what we have heard from our little birdies, the premium three-row SUV will be launched at competitive pricing. Stay tuned!  

    11:22 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Lots of tech to be on offer

    Not just space and convenience, but the Hyundai Alcazar will be rich in terms of tech as well. As one would normally expect from a modern-day family SUV, the Alcazar gets all the latest bells and whistles to keep the occupants entertained and also, in utmost comfort. Some prominent features on the Alcazar that offer a feel-good factor include Puddle lamps with Hyundai logo projection, Advanced Hyundai Blue Link (Connected-Car technology), Voice-enabled smart panoramic sunroof, a big 10.25-inch multi-display digital cluster and lots more.


    11:14 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Driving and Traction Control modes

    Hyundai Alcazar 2021 India Launch Live, 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Price in India

    The driving characteristics of the Alcazar can be tweaked by using one of the three driving modes - Eco, Comfort and Sport. Eco mode can be used to save fuel while the sport mode unleashes the full potential of the vehicle. Comfort is a middle ground that can be used in day-to-day driving Apart from this, the vehicle also has three traction control modes - Snow, Sand and Mud.

    11:07 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Easy access to the third-row

    The Alcazar is a three-row SUV and for the ease of passengers, the company is providing one-touch tumble function for the second-row seat. Just by using one control, the seat can be folded and moved forward to provide more space for people to climb into the third row.

    11:02 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Loaded with convenience features up to the brim

    The upcoming Hyundai Alcazar will get some interesting features, some of which are segment firsts. Some noteworthy features on the Hyundai Alcazar include Bose premium sound system including 8 speakers along with Auto healthy air purifier with AQI display and also, front row seatback table with retractable cup-holder and IT device holder. In addition, you also get bits like 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and also, 64 colour ambient lighting. 

    10:58 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    A view unto the skies

    Hyundai Alcazar 2021 India Launch Live, 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Price in India

    Everything about the Alcazar is big and that goes for the sunroof too. Hyundai has given a large panoramic sunroof that almost stretches across the entire roof of the vehicle. A similar roof can also be found on the Hyundai Creta and it makes sense to have one o the elder sibling as well. A neat trick here is that it can even be opened and closed via voice commands.

    10:52 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Bookings already underway

    Bookings for the Hyundai Alcazar are already open officially. Interested customers can book the premium three-row SUV for a minimum token amount of Rs 25,000. Potential customers can book the Alcazar either through their nearest dealership or through the company’s online sales portal. More details on the Alcazar to be out soon, so sit back and enjoy the proceedings.

    10:45 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Bigger alloy wheels

    Hyundai Alcazar will ride on 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels which are bigger in size compared to the Hyundai Creta which comes with 17-inch wheels. The bigger wheels complement the overall proportions of the SUV and fill up the wheel arches nicely. Furthermore, they will also give the Alcazar a better ride quality.

    10:34 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Longest wheelbase in segment

    The soon to be launched Hyundai Alcazar will have the longest wheelbase in its segment. In order to be precise, Hyundai has extended the wheelbase of the Alcazar by 150mm over the Creta. That said, at 2,760mm, the wheelbase of the Hyundai Alcazar is  10mm more than that of Hector Plus. Moreover, it is 19mm more than the Safari. Having said that, expect lots of space inside the cabin of the Alcazar.

    10:03 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Hyundai Alcazar Competition Check

    The premium three-row 6/7 seater Hyundai Alcazar will go on to challenge the likes of the new 2021 Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and also, the Mahindra XUV500 in the segment. As these are some preferred names in the segment, the expectations from the Alcazar would obviously be high. Stay tuned for more updates.

    09:55 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Fuel Efficiency - Diesel

    Now speaking of the diesel variants of the Hyundai Alcazar, the leak suggests that while the diesel manual will offer a fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl, the figure is 18.1 kmpl for the diesel automatic variants. With this, there is a good chance that the Hyundai Alcazar can be the most fuel efficient SUV in its segment. More details to follow, so stay tuned!

    09:24 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Fuel Efficiency - Petrol

    The latest leak for the Hyundai Alcazar also reveals the claimed fuel efficiency numbers for this three-row premium SUV. Speaking of the petrol variants first, as per the leak, while the petrol automatic delivers 14.2 kmpl, the number is slightly better for petrol manual at 14.5 kmpl. Now, how true these numbers are is something that we will get to know in just a couple of hours. So stay tuned! 

    09:13 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Engine and Gearbox options

    The good thing is that the Hyundai Alcazar will be offered with both, petrol and diesel engine options. First, the 2.0-litre petrol engine is good for producing 159hp of power while the peak torque output is rated at 192Nm. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre diesel mill is the same unit that does duty on the Creta and this one develops 115hp of power and 250Nm of torque. Speaking of gearbox options, both these engines on the Alcazar get choices of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.

    09:02 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Hyundai Alcazar VARIANTS

    As per the latest leak, the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar will be launched in as many as six variants namely Prestige, Prestige (O), Platinum, Platinum (O), Signature, and Signature (O). Now, how all these variants differ from each other along with the price difference between them is something that we will get to know once the launch proceedings start. The Alcazar is expected to be launched at a competitive pricing. What do you think?   

    08:49 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Hyundai Alcazar exterior details

    The Hyundai Alcazar has a wheelbase of 2,760mm which is 150mm more than that of Creta. Needless to say, this has been done in order to accommodate an extra row of seats. Now, if you are thinking that the Alcazar is just an extended version of the Creta, well, think again as there are some noteworthy differences to make the two look distinct. First, the Alcazar gets a tweaked grille at the front and the bumper has also been updated. Moreover, you get new wraparound tail lamps along with faux dual exhaust tips at the rear. Another significant difference is the inclusion of larger 18-inch alloy wheels on the Alcazar as against 17-inchers on the Creta. How many of these differences were you already aware of? Do let us know!

    08:21 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    To be offered in both 6 and 7-seater versions

    The soon-to-be-launched Hyundai Alcazar will go on sale in India in both, six and seven-seater versions. This will certainly offer more choices to people who are on the lookout for a big family car. The Alcazar will get black and brown dual-tone treatment in the cabin. On the 6-seater version, you'll get captain seats in the second row along with a fixed center console and an armrest. On the other hand, the 7-seater version gets a bench seat in the second row. So, while it may look like there is a little lesser luxury here, this is compensated with the accommodation of an extra occupant.


    07:58 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    First, 'What's in a name?'

    ALCAZAR means fortress in Spanish and Hyundai says that this vehicle has been conceptualized to resonate with the magnificence of palaces and castles. The company believes that its soon-to-be-launched premium SUV is crafted as the epitome of manufacturing grandeur and is built like a fortress. Speaking on those lines, Hyundai mentions that the Alcazar comes with 75.6 % Advanced and High-Strength Steel (AHSS & HSS). Do let us know what do you think about this name!?

    07:36 (IST)18 Jun 2021
    Welcome to Hyundai ALCAZAR Live Blog!

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Hope you are staying safe and healthy. Welcome to the LIVE blog of Hyundai Alcazar. The three-row premium SUV is all set to be launched in the country today and will go up against the likes of the new 2021 Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus in the segment. Needless to say, for this reason, the expectations from the Alcazar are sky-high. We will be bringing minute-to-minute updates from the India launch event of the Alcazar in this LIVE blog, so sit back and enjoy the proceedings.  

    'Alcazar' is Spanish for fortress. That said, Hyundai Alcazar must be aiming sky-high to tower above other three-row SUVs like the new 2021 Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus in the segment. Bookings already underway for a minimum token amount of Rs 25,000.