The compact SUV segment is a fierce space, with almost all leading manufacturers indulged in a cut-throat competition. Thanks to the Hyundai Creta, HMIL holds a dominant position in the sub-compact SUV game.
But to take things up a notch and to shake up the 7 seater segment as well, Hyundai is readying a new SUV that has the potential to lock horns directly with the likes of the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and even the XUV 500. Yes, you guessed it right, it is indeed the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar; a vehicle that has got almost everyone excited. And if you too are wondering what the Alcazar is, read on the 10 most Googled question on the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar
What does Alcazar mean?
The name “Alcazar” is inspired by fortresses and castles. According to Hyundai, the Alcazar personifies reliability and indulgence. The vehicle draws its inspiration from the royal lineage of castles and palaces, denoting grandeur, spaciousness and solidity.
What is the Hyundai Alcazar?
First things first, a lot of people are confused as to what the Alcazar is. Well, to end all your doubts, the Hyundai Alcazar is the South Korean manufacturer’s upcoming 7 seater SUV that will be based on the much loved Hyundai Creta. With this close cousin of the Creta ready to be pushed in the market, Hyundai aims to replicate the sheer success of the Hyundai Creta with the Hyundai Alcazar as well.
Is Hyundai Alcazar a 7-seater?
Simply put the Hyundai Alcazar is essentially the 7-seater version of the Hyundai Creta. But that’s not all, the Hyundai Alcazar will be offered both in 7 and 6 seater avatars. In its 7 seater glory, the second row of the SUV will support a bench seat in the middle with a seating capacity of two more passengers in the third row. On the other hand, the 6 seater version will come with captain seats in the middle row with Hyundai’s very own dedicated centre console with an armrest, and a seating capacity of two more in the third row.
How does the Alcazar look?
A hot question that popped in the minds of many, the Hyundai Alcazar is said to offer looks as good as the Hyundai Creta. This means that the SUV will surely support the Fluidic Design 2.0 design language. But with that said, the Alcazar will surely come with its own distinct elements. The grille onboard the Alcazar can closely resemble the new parametric jewel grille that is featured on Hyundai’s global models. The rear-three-quarter of the vehicle is expected to see quite a lot of change including new alloy wheels, new quarter glass, and a redesigned tail lamp cluster with new LED tail lamps, and a revised tailgate.
What features will the Alcazar offer?
Based on initial sketches released by Hyundai, the cabin of the Alcazar will more or less be similar to the Hyundai Creta. This means that we will definitely see a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, along with a multifunctional flat-bottom steering wheel, digital instrument cluster. However, the trim and upholstery options in the Alcazar might be different since the Alcazar is dubbed as being more premium. What’s more could be the inclusion of premium features such as ventilated seats, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, traction control, BOSE sound system and much more.
What are the engines options on the Alcazar?
Though not officially revealed, considering that the Alcazar is based on the Hyundai Creta we can expect the powertrain to be carried forward. This means the upcoming SUV can be available with a choice between one diesel and a petrol unit. We can expect the SUV to share the same 1.5-litre turbo diesel as the creta and elantra. Whereas the petrol department will be taken care of by a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that returns 152 PS of power and 190 Nm of peak torque. Coming back to the diesel power, it will return a similar 115 Ps of power and 250 Nm of torque.
Will Alcazar get automatic transmission?
Short answer; Yes, the upcoming SUV by Hyundai will surely get an automatic transmission with options similar to the Hyundai Creta. The naturally aspirated 2.0-litre unit will get either a 6-speed manual or an IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) automatic unit. The diesel on the other hand can support either a 6-speed manual or a torque converter automatic.
Will Alcazar be safe?
Safety has now become a crucial factor for Indian consumers. This is why the Alcazar is also expected to integrate smart safety features. The new Hyundai Alcazar is thus expected to come with advanced driver-assistance systems much like the MG Gloster in India. Dubbed as the Smart Sense, the ADAS system onboard the Alcazar will offer features like automatic emergency braking, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, driver attention warning, automatic emergency braking while reversing, and rear cross-traffic alert. Additionally features like cruise control, 6 airbag setup, and reverse parking camera etc. can also be seen.
When is the Alcazar launching?
Expected to launch within a few months, one thing that we know for sure is that the company is all set to unveil the production-ready model of the Hyundai Alcazar globally on the 7th of April 2021. It is expected that the price and powertrain details will then be released within a month with pre-bookings being made open. But whatever the actual launch date be, it would be super exciting to see what the Alcazar truly offers on the 7th of April.
What will be the price?
Though nothing is officially revealed, considering that the Alcazar would be a premium 7 seater SUV competing with the likes of Hector Plus, Safari and the XUV 500, we expect the upcoming Alcazar to be priced between Rs 13 to 20 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi)