What to expect from the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar: Taking the fight to Tata Safari

Hyundai India is looking to set a new benchmark with its brand new SUV — the Hyundai Alcazar, to take on the Tata Safari and the upcoming next-gen Mahindra XUV 500.

By:Updated: Apr 07, 2021 4:31 PM
Hyundai ALCAZAR Camouflaged testing on road

The Hyundai Alcazar is the Korean automaker’s much-anticipated model for the Indian market. Hyundai will now enter the three-row seating SUV space in India with the Alcazar to take on rivals like the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the upcoming next-generation Mahindra XUV 500. The Alcazar is based on the underpinnings of the Creta and here are the engine options and features we expect it to come with.

Hyundai Alcazar Engine, Specs

As mentioned earlier, the Hyundai Alcazar is basically a three-row version of Creta and as such we expect it to be offered with the same engine options that are also offered with Creta. The three engine options will include a 1.5-litre MPi, naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 113 hp & 144 Nm, a 1.5-litre CRDi, turbo-diesel engine producing 113 hp & 250 Nm and a 1.4-litre TGDi turbo-petrol engine that makes 138 hp & 242 Nm. These engines will come with manual and automatic transmission options. However, since the Alcazar will be heavier than Creta, Hyundai provide a more potent petrol engine to offset the change. Hyundai could also offer different driving modes just like the Creta and we do not expect it to come with a four-wheel-drive system.

Hyundai Alcazar Exterior Features

Like the Creta, the Alcazar will come equipped with the signature cascading front grille, however, some tweaks to differentiate it from its smaller sibling will be made. The split design headlamps will offer an LED set up, as will the tail lamps which have a sleeker and slimmer design. The vehicle will get diamond-cut alloys but the design will be slightly different as seen in a recent video uploaded by the company.

Hyundai Alcazar Interior Features

Using the extra length thanks to the longer overhang at the back, Hyundai has accommodated the third row of seats in the Alcazar. The Alcazar will be offered in two seating configurations; a bench seat second-row option making room for up to seven occupants, or a 6-seat layout with captain seats for the second row (pictured below).

Hyundai Alcazar interior sketch

With the 6-seat configuration, some notable features in the Alcazar include a centre console with storage in the middle. Just like many other competitors, we expect Alcazar to offer one-touch seat fold operation for easy third-row access. All three rows of seats will have their dedicated AC vents as well. Additionally, the glove box in the Alcazar will be of a larger capacity.

Hyundai Alcazar Expected Price

The Hyundai Alcazar is expected to be priced between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 22 lakh (ex-showroom).

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