Hyundai Alcazar Gets A New Turbo-Petrol Engine, Bookings Open
Soon after updating its SUV lineup with RDE emission norms and more safety features, Hyundai Motors India has now introduced a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine for the Alcazar SUV, along with some minor visual changes. Interested customers can now book the updated three-row offering for a token amount of Rs 25,000. Its prices are yet to be revealed.
Hyundai has introduced this new 1.5-litre TGDi turbocharged petrol engine in place of the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. It makes 160 PS of maximum power at 5,500 rpm and 253 Nm of peak torque between 1,500-3,500 rpm, and comes paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT). This new mill is not only torquier than the now discontinued 2.0-litre engine but also offers better fuel efficiency. For reference, look at the table given below: –
|Engine||1.5-litre turbo-petrol (new)||2-litre NA petrol (discontinued)|
|Transmission||6-speed MT/ 7-speed DCT||6-speed MT/ CVT|
|Mileage||17.5kmpl (MT) / 18kmpl (DCT)||14.5kmpl (MT) / 14.2kmpl (AT)|
Apart from the new turbo-petrol motor, the 2023 Hyundai Alcazar will continue to get the 1.5-litre diesel engine (115PS/250Nm) paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It also gets an Idle engine start/stop system for optimum fuel efficiency.
Minor Cosmetic Changes
Hyundai has also updated the front grille of the Alcazar SUV which has a slight resemblance to the Tucson SUV. It also gets puddle lamps that will now project the ‘Alcazar’ lettering on the surface.
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Besides these additions, the SUV remains the same. It continues to get features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, connected car tech, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, auto climate control, rear AC vents, wireless phone chargers, powered driver’s seat, cruise control, and much more. Its safety kit includes 6 airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), all-wheel disc brakes, hill hold assist, a 360-degree camera with a blind view monitor.
In the mid-size SUV segment, the Hyundai Alcazar continues to lock horns with the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Mahindra XUV700.