Hyundai Alcazar Bookings Crosses 11,000 Units Mark, In Just A Month
The Hyundai Alcazar has received over 11,000 reservations since its premiere last month, according to the automaker. The company also reported that diesel variants accounted for about a third of all bookings, accounting for around 63 percent of the total.
Apart from Hyundai Alcazar Bookings, Hyundai also announced that its latest SUV for the Indian market had been purchased by nearly 5,600 people in its first month of availability.
According to Hyundai’s information, the initial demand for the seven-seat mid-size SUV’s diesel models appears to be high. According to the automaker, diesel models have accounted for 63 percent of the bookings received.
The Alcazar comes with a choice of two engines: a new 159hp 2.0-liter petrol engine and the old 1.5-liter engine with 115hp and 250Nm that also powers the Hyundai Creta, the Alcazar’s smaller sibling SUV. With both engine options and across all trim levels, buyers can pick between a 6-speed manual or torque converter automatic transmission.
The automaker also disclosed that the Alcazar’s fully-loaded Signature trim earned a third of the bookings. The top-of-the-line models are only available as six-seaters, but they come with plenty of features like ventilated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, a 10.25-inch digital instrument display, blind-spot monitoring cameras, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with connected car technology, and a powered driver’s seat.
Surprisingly, the difference in price between the mid-spec Alcazar Platinum and the Signature is only Rs 50,000 — dual-tone variations raise the price even more – with the heated seats and front parking sensors being the only features unique to the fully-loaded model. This could possibly be contributing to the high demand for the fully-loaded variant.
The Alcazar, which will go on sale in June 2021, is based on the successful Hyundai Creta but has a longer wheelbase and some unique design elements to help it stand out. Buyers can choose from three different options: Prestige, Platinum, or Signature. The Prestige and Signature are available in 6- or 7-seat configurations, depending on the engine and transmission combination, whereas the fully loaded Signature is only available in 6-seat configuration.
The Alcazar competes against the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, and Mahindra XUV500, the latter of which will be replaced by the new XUV700 later this year.
Hyundai’s all-new micro-SUV codenamed AX1 or Casper is slated to be the company’s next significant introduction in India. The micro-SUV is slated to make its global debut in September, followed by a launch in India.