The Korean car brand Hyundai has once again made headlines on its Alcazar launch, similar to Creta but with more extensive features. The competition is also high as it will be competing with brands like MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari, who are known for the domination in the SUV segment, Alcazar’s turn has just begun. The Alcazar will be launched in three trims namely Prestige, Signature, and Platinum, and 2 seating options, 6 seats, and a 7 seat option. It comes with two engine options, a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel with 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions. So what makes this SUV unique from its sibling, the Creta, and its competitors? Let’s find out.
Longest Wheelbase and best boot space:
Hyundai Alcazar will have the longest wheelbase compared to its competitors which is an advantage to the 3rd row for more space and accommodation. This SUV has notably been stretched by 150mm compared to the Creta and is a total of 2,750mm. Compared to its competitors, it is 19mm more than Tata Safari and 10mm more than MG Hector Plus, which means Alcazar went all, out for this car making it truly the longest wheelbase in the market. Apart from the wheelbase, the Alcazar also boasts about its boot space which is 180 litres. This is also the first in this class to have the highest boot space in this segment. So this means the 3rd row is spacious for seating and otherwise for sufficient enough space for holding luggage for the long road trips and travels.
Hyundai Alcazar has an exclusive features:
As mentioned above, Hyundai Alcazar did go all out on the features, it has a wireless charger in the 2nd row and obviously in the first row as well. Being a first in this segment, Alcazar is truly making sure it provides the best comfort and convenience features, especially for long road trips. Other features include a Surround monitor with 360° camera view, 8-way powered Driver seat, Ventilated Front row seats, Electric Parking Brake with auto-hold, and Premium Armrest consoles in the 2nd row.
Unique Design scheme:
Although the nose design may remind you of the Creta, it has been completely revamped Chrome-studded grille and a new fog lamp. Along with this comes a smaller faux skid plate on the bumper in comparison to the Creta. The stretched area is visible, that is the wheelbase, as well as the changes beneath the C pillar, and has added a larger rear glass behind the rear door. The tailgate has been made more upright and has made conventional tail-lamps. The Alcazar will also be getting 18-inch alloy wheels compared to the 17-inch Creta offers.
Hyundai Alcazar gets 64-color ambient lighting:
While the Creta did have an ambient lighting scheme going on, it had only one color, blue. Alcazar is providing 64-colour ambient lighting which only adds to the aesthetic appeal for those long night drives and keeps the cabin alive and colorful vibrancy spreading throughout the inside of the car during nighttime.
Being the first in this segment, the new Alcazar gets a Bluelink Technology that is loaded with 60+features in a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, that can be integrated with the app on Smartwatch. Apart from this, it also has a voice-enabled panoramic Sunroof and smartphone connectivity.
Most of the above feature a segment-first, making it the most unique launch from Hyundai and has already significantly beat competitors on its launch. Alcazar has proved more than just being a family car, it is already a car with loaded premium features.