After delayed launches for the new Hyundai SUV, sources now tell the company has decided June 18th for the launch of the 7-seater SUV, Alcazar. The SUV has been making quite an impression among the buyers with its stunning design and features. The Alcazar is placed to rival the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, Toyota Innova Crysta and the upcoming Mahindra XUV700. The Alcazar can be pre-booked online on the company website or you can visit any Hyundai dealership for an amount of Rs.25,000/-. Here are the 5 things you need to know about the Hyundai Alcazar.
The Alcazar is more than just a 7-seater elongated version of the Creta. The company has given bespoke touches to differentiate the Alcazar. It gets the same tri-beam LED headlights as the Creta but a different chrome studded cascading front grille. A new bumper and a revised fog lamp housing. The rear has been styled to have a more upright tailgate and gets revised taillights. The rear overhang beyond the C pillar seems larger with bigger glass and a quarter panel. Alcazar is also fitted with a bigger 18-inch alloy wheel, a size bigger than the Creta.
Interior and dimension
It is evident that the interior is a huge upgrade from the Creta and packs more features. It has a Dual-tone Cognac Brown shaded interior as opposed to a black and beige theme on Creta. Hyundai offers the SUV in either a 6-seat or 7-seat configuration. The 7-seater gets a bench seat and the 6-seater gets two captain seats in the last row. The second row gets a sliding function that can be adjusted to free up space for the third-row passengers. Second-row seats get a one-touch tumble mechanism for easy access to the third row.
The Alcazar has a 150mm more wheelbase compared to the Creta, this makes it the longest in the segment. This extra length provides more space in the rear, this gives the segment-best boot space. Alcazar offers 180 litres of boot space whereas the competitor’s Tata Safar, Hector and XUV500 offer 73-litres, 155 litres and 93 litres respectively.
Features list on Hyundai Alcazar
The feature list on the Hyundai Alcazar is rather long and it includes many first in the segment features. 1st in segment features include a 10.25-inch (23.03cm) multi-display digital cluster, Blind view monitor (BVM) wireless charging option for the second row, 64 colour ambient lighting, Bose premium sound system, Front row seatback table, Auto healthy air purifier with AQI display.
The feature list goes likes this- a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car tech, panoramic sunroof system, automatic climate control, 8-way adjustable driver seat, wireless phone charger and more.
People are considering safety rating before deciding on a car. Hyundai will not disappoint you here, the Alcazar is expected to feature ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) which is known as Hyundai’s SmartSense. This includes safety features to assist and guide the driver. It includes blind-spot collision avoidance assist, driver attention warning, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, smart cruise control.
Engine and efficiency
The Alcazar shares a lot of features and components with the Creta. But the Alcazar uses the diesel engine from Creta, the petrol motor is the one used in Tucson. The diesel engine is the 1.5L CRDi engine which produces 115PS and 250nm of torque. Whereas the petrol motor is the Nu 2.0L 4-cylinder MPI engine which churns out 160PS and 191nm of torque. Both engines are offered in either a 6-speed manual or AMT gearbox.
These two engines are claimed to have the best fuel efficiency in the segment. The 2.0L petrol engine has a fuel efficiency of 14.5kmpl for MT and 14.2kmpl for AT. The diesel engine makes 20.4 kmpl for MT and 18.2 kmpl for AT.
Hyundai Alcazar: Price and variants
The Alcazar will be offered in 9 different variants, this includes both petrol and diesel motor and the transmission options. The list goes like this Prestige 6 seater, Prestige 7 seater, Prestige(O) 7 seater, Platinum 7 seater, Platinum(O) 6 seater, Signature 6 seater manual transmission, Signature 6 seater automatic transmission, Signature 6 seater dual-tone manual transmission and Signature 6 seater dual-tone auto transmission. It is rumoured that the Signature trim will be offered exclusively in metro cities with big dealers with multiple outlets, which will be known as Hyundai Signature Outlets.
Alcazar to be offered in a total of 8 colour tones, this includes 6 single colour scheme and 2 dual colour scheme. The Colors include Taiga Brown, Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Titan Grey, Phantom Black, Starry Night. The dual-tone has a Polar white body with a Phantom Black roof or a Titan Grey body with a Phantom Black roof. The Alcazar is expected to start from Rs. 15 lakh ex-showroom which could go up to Rs. 20 lakh ex-showroom.