Hyundai has taken its first step into the 7-seater segment as it launched the new premium SUV Alcazar. Hyundai has claimed that the Hyundai Alcazar has received 4000 bookings on launch. Since Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Venue have already been much appreciated in India, let’s see what the Hyundai Alcazar 7-seater SUV has to offer.
Hyundai Alcazar Exteriors
Being the sibling of Hyundai Creta, the all-new 6- or 7-seater SUV does reflect many similarities through exterior appearance. The Creta’s platform has been stretched making a wheelbase of 2760mm to fit one extra row of seats. While the design of headlights looks similar, a bigger and chrome-studded grill, chromed fog lamps, and a sleek scuff plate distinguish the car from Creta. From the side, 18-inch alloy wheels are suiting well for a massive rear overhang, and the extra-long section with a separate quarter glass. The upright tail gate is flanked by horizontal tail lights with more chrome-accents.
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Dual exhaust tips
- Wheelbase of 2760mm
- Quarter glasses
Hyundai Alcazar Interiors
While ventilated front seats are increasing the comfort level in the front section, the luxury the middle row is offering is highly impressive. The bench in the 7-seater model has adjustable backrests, excellent thigh support, foldable tray tables and if the third-row is empty, it can be moved back to free more knee room. The 6-seater model is specced with captain seats in the middle row and floor-mounted armrest with cupholders.
Obviously, Hyundai’s first 7-seater car is packed to the gills with modern features. The dash sports black and brown dual-tone colour scheme. It’s worth noticing, while Verna and i20 spec a low-cost backlit LCD digital dash, Alcazar is provided with a full-fledge colour screen digital instrument panel. Some more features that have spruced up the car luxury-wise are:
- 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
- 10.25-inch digital instrument panel with colour screen
- ISOFIX child anchors
- Wireless phone charging
- Automatic climate control
- 360-degree camera
- Up to 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control, front and rear parking assist
- Voice-controlled panoramic sunroof
Hyundai Alcazar Engine and Transmission
Alcazar has come with both, petrol and diesel fuel type options. The 2.0 litre petrol engine is similar to the one in Elantra and Tucson, but for Alcazar it is tuned to churn out 159 PS of power and 191 Nm of peak torque. Although the diesel engine is tuned differently this time, it will produce 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque, as it does in Creta. 6-Speed manual and 6-Speed automatic gearbox will transmit the power in 3 drive modes- Comfort, Eco, and Sport and 3 traction modes- Sand, Mud, and Snow.
Hyundai Alcazar Price and Variants
Three variants of the car are available – Prestige, Platinum, and Signature that too in various colours.
Hyundai Alcazar is a strong rival for other 3-row SUVs such as MG Hector Plus which costs 13.87-18.85 Lakhs (ex showroom), Tata Safari which costs 14.99-21.81 Lakhs (ex showroom), and Mahindra XUV500 which costs 15.52-20.03 Lakhs (ex showroom). The competition will become more interesting after the arrival of the Mahindra XUV700.