Possibly one of the most awaited launched of the year. From curious eyes spotting a extended Creta to the camouflaged drive of an upcoming product, the Alcazar has been making big headlines. Today though, the headlines come in with a lot more detail. Yes, the Alcazar is launched, and here’s what you need to know about it.
The Alcazar will be made available in three variants – Prestige, Platinum, and Signature, all offering both 6 and 7 seater layouts. The extended wheelbase now sits at 2,760mm and is the highest in its segment, immediately translating to a larger cabin space. The façade sports a dark chrome cascading grille that sharply merge with the trio beam LED headlamps. The front bumper has been revised too, giving way to new foglamp housings. A prominent rear quarter glass, new wraparound tail-lights, a slightly more upright tailgate, faux dual exhaust tips and a larger set of 18-inch alloy wheels (compared to the Creta’s 17-inchers) are a few updated on the exterior that drape this premium SUV. The Alcazar is also available in six exterior paint shade – Taiga Brown, Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Titan Grey, Phantom Black and Starry Night – of which two colours (white and grey) will be offered in a dual-tone scheme.Features have been updated as well, matching the sophisticated and premium looks of the outside. While the overall dashboard layout remains identical, Hyundai has made use of brown dual-tone upholstery and added more kit a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster (segment first), a lane change camera (visible in the instrument cluster when you use the indicator), a 360-degree camera, in-built middle-row sun shades, wireless phone charging for the idle occupants and third-row dual charging points with blower speed control. Noticeably, the six-seater configuration can be had with captain’s chairs gets a unique floor-mounted central armrest. Most of the other features are carried from the Creta, like the panoramic sunroof, ISOFIX child seats mounts, 10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, automatic climate control and ventilated seats.
Doing duty on the Alcazar are tow engine options; a 1.5-litre diesel engine with 113bhp and 250Nm of torque, along with a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that’s rated at 156bhp and 192Nm of torque. While powertrains are shared with other Hyundai models, the delivery is tuned to carry the extra weight and deliver a relaxed driving experience.
Gearbox options for both engines include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Hyundai also claims that the Alcazar, in the petrol-manual configuration, can do the 0-100kph sprint in 9.5sec. Additionally, the three-row SUV is available with multiple drive modes – Comfort, Eco and Sport – as well as multiple traction control modes – Sand, Snow and Mud.
Competing with the Alcazar are SUVs from a similarly priced segment, however their bigger engines and dimensions could push them into a segment higher. Yet, Hyundai claims that the Alcazar will be able to fight against the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the Mahindra XUV 500. Our first-drive review should be out soon, watch this space for more!
Hyundai Alcazar petrol price in India (ex-showroom)
|Alcazar Prestige 7 seater||₹16.3 lakh||NA|
|Alcazar Prestige 6 seater||₹16.45 lakh||₹17.93 lakh|
|Alcazar Platinum 7 seater||₹18.22 lakh||NA|
|Alcazar Platinum 6 seater||NA||₹19.56 lakh|
|Alcazar Signature 6 seater||₹18.71 lakh||₹19.85 lakh|
Hyundai Alcazar diesel price in India (ex-showroom)
|Alcazar Prestige 7 seater||₹16.53 lakh||₹18.01 lakh|
|Alcazar Prestige 6 seater||₹16.68 lakh||NA|
|Alcazar Platinum 7 seater||₹18.45 lakh||NA|
|Alcazar Platinum 6 seater||NA||₹19.79 lakh|
|Alcazar Signature 6 seater||₹18.94 lakh||₹20 lakh|