Hyundai Motors India is all set to launch the big brother of the record breaking Hyundai Creta, the new 6/7 seater SUV, the Hyundai Alcazar on the 18th of June.The Alcazar will be available in six variants and across 18 trims in petrol and diesel options. This new launch is inspired by the royal lineage of Castles and Palaces, denoting grandeur, spaciousness and solidity as Hyundai states, but it’s essentially an elongated version of the five-seat Creta which has done great in numbers for Hyundai in India. The upcoming 6 and 7 seater premium SUV will match the ambitions of sophisticated, innovative and tech-savvy customers.
Hyundai’s Alcazar will be offered with 2 engine options; a 1.5 diesel CRDi as the primary diesel engine producing maximum power of 84.6 kW (115 PS)/ 4000 r/min and maximum torque of 250 Nm (25.5 kg.m) / 1500 – 2750 r/min and the second engine option would be a 2.0 petrol MPi which would be a petrol engine producing maximum power of 117 kW (159 PS) / 6500 r/min and maximum torque of 191 Nm (19.5 kg.m) / 4500 r/min. Both the above engine options will be available with a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. There are three drive modes offered with the Comfort, Eco and Sports mode and an equal number of traction control modes for Snow, Sand and Mud, which makes the car ready to attack all roads.
The Hyundai Alcazar is loaded with 1st in segment features like a 26.03 cm (10.25”) Multi-display digital cluster, Bose premium sound system (8 Speakers), Auto healthy air purifier with AQI display, Front row seat-back table with retractable cup-holder and IT device holder, Front row sliding sunvisor, Side footstep and a rear window sunshade. In addition to these features, the car also offers an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, 4-colour ambient lighting system, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and their connected car tech Bluelink, which has over 30+ features.
The interiors have been spruced up with their new dual-tone Cognac Brown interior which is optional but very classy according to us, but if you’re not a fan of it you can always go for the normal dual-tone interior. The six-seater Alcazar has captain seats in the middle row (much like the Toyota Innova) while the seven-seater Alcazar offers a 60:40-split-bench seat in the middle row. Hyundai has also offered voice-enabled smart panoramic sunroof for some of their trims. The cabin inspires a soothing and elegant ambience while projecting a magnificent and lavish in-car experience.
RIVALS, VARIANTS AND PRICE
The top rivals of the Hyundai Alcazar are the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV500.
The six revealed names of the variants of the Hyundai Alcazar are Prestige, Prestige(O), Platinum, Platinum(O), Signature and Signature(O).
The price point is expected to be priced from Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom) across the 18 trims on offer.
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