2021 Hyundai Alcazar SUV
The 2021 Hyundai Alcazar is all set to be launched in India soon, and ahead of its arrival the South Korean carmaker has now given us a preview of the SUV albeit in a fully camouflaged avatar. However, based on what has been revealed, here's all that we know about the new three-row version of the Hyundai Creta.
The Hyundai Alcazar will be the next big launch from the company, and it's based on the second-generation Creta SUV. However, it's not the first 7-seater model to be based on an existing compact SUV in India. Case in point the MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari.
The name Alcazar itself refers to Portuguese or Spanish Moorish castles. Hyundai says its new 7-seater SUV draws inspiration from, denoting grandeur, spaciousness and solidity of those castles. So we also get to see this castle-themes camouflage on the car.
While the dimensions of the car still haven't been shared by the company, we know the wheelbase for now. The Alcazar comes with a wheelbase of 2760 mm which is 150 mm more than the Creta's 2610 mm wheelbase.
The Hyundai Alcazar looks very similar to the Creta and the front section is more in line with the 5-seater SUV. We get to see similar LED headlamps and design, however, the SUV gets a new grille and revised front bumper with new foglamps.
While the new Hyundai Alcazar comes with similar LED headlamps and alloy wheels as the Creta, the metal sculpting is a tad different along the sides. Additionally we also get to see a revised rear section with new LED taillamps and sporty twin exhaust pipes.
The new Hyundai Alcazar's cabin will come in both 7-seater and an optional 6-seater layout, with the former featuring captain seats in row two. We can't show you the cabin as of yet, but we can give you a glimpse of the panoramic sunroof that will be on offer.
The Alcazar will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is a new 2-litre unit churning out 157 bhp and 191 Nm of torque. The diesel is a 1.5-litre unit that is capable of pushing out 113 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque that's been borrowed from the Creta. Both engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.
The Hyundai Alcazar will have a proper global debut at the end of April, while the market launch and price announcement is expected in May 2021.
The Alcazar will primarily compete with the recently launched Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the upcoming second generation Mahindra XUV 500 and we expect pricing to settle between Rs. 15 and Rs. 20 lakh across at least 3 trims on each fuel type.