Hyundai Alcazar Unofficial Pre-launch Bookings Begin In Select Cities
Latest Update (18-June-2021): – Hyundai Alcazar has been finally launched in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 16.30 lakh (ex-showroom). Click here for more details.
Select Hyundai dealerships across the nation have started accepting pre-launch bookings of the upcoming 7-seater Alcazar SUV. It was supposed to be launched by the end of April 2021; however, the Korean maker has pushed the launch timeline to May 2021 due to the ongoing COVID19 crises in the country.
For the people not in know, the Alcazar is Creta’s three-row version, which is set to lock horns with established rivals such as the MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Safari, and the upcoming Mahindra XUV700.
Based on the Hyundai-Kia K2 platform, the Alcazar has a 150mm longer wheelbase than the Creta (2,610mm). In fact, its wheelbase is also slightly longer than the Safari (2741mm) and Hector Plus (2750mm). The Alcazar also offers the segment's largest boot space (180L). Besides, Hyundai has also reportedly enhanced the material quality and given the A & C pillars more strength. Moreover, some changes have also been made to the suspension setup of the car to improve vehicle stability.
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Talking about the interior & cabin, the Alcazar will be offered in both 6-and 7-seater layouts. While the former will feature two captain seats in the middle row with a unique floor-mounted central console (with a wireless charging pad & cup holders), the latter will get a conventional bench-type seat. The dashboard layout, on the other hand, will be similar to the Creta; however, it will sport a different black-brown color scheme.
On the features front, the Alcazar SUV is expected to overpower the Creta with the inclusion of a fully digital instrument cluster, front parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera.
Under the hood, the Hyundai Alcazar will borrow its powertrain options with the Elantra executive sedan. That said, it can be had with either 2.0-liter petrol (152PS/192Nm) or a 1.5-liter diesel engine (115PS/250Nm). Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic.
In terms of pricing, the Hyundai Alcazar is expected to carry a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the 5-seater Creta, which retails from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17.67 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).