Hyundai Alcazar Launch Postponed To June 2021
The global debut of the Hyundai Alcazar three-row SUV is now postponed to June. Its launch was advanced by a month earlier planned for May 2021 in view of the constant lockdown constraints in most Indian states of the COVID-19 system.
A few body panels and many interior parts are shared by the Alcazar on Creta’s platform. In essence, the latest Alcazar comes from the Creta mid-size SUV with 6 or 7 seats. But it has been redesigned to fit the extra line of seats to sport a lengthier wheelbase – 2760mm (150 mm more than the Creta).
The Alcazar has discreet styling modifications to help differentiate it from Crete by a closer glance. This includes a slightly higher grid, a revised front bumper, a pronounced rear window, new wraparound taillights, a slightly higher upright tailgate, fake twin shock tips, and a wide 18-inch alloy wheels package (compared to the 17-inch Creta).
The Alcazar is supposed to provide everything you might like on the Crete: an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment device, smart car tech Hyundai, 360-° camera, sun roofing, ISOFIX children’s seats, Wi-Fi, adaptive air-conditioning, and many more.
As described before, the Alcazar receives an additional row of seats with a 6-seater (second row with the chairs of the captain) or a 7-seater (2nd row with bench seats).
With optional petrol and diesel engine, Hyundai will be offering Alcazar in India. The petrol motor is a more modern and powerful version of the 2,0 liter four-cylinder unit of Elantra and Tucson, which has a capacity of 159hp and 192nm. The 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine would produce 115 hp with 250Nm, even though it’s tuned differently. This is the same. Either a 6-speed or a six-speed automatic gearbox would be provided for both engines. You should read our analysis of the prototype of the Hyundai Alcazar and see what it is.
The Hyundai Alcazar will contend with MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, and Mahindra XUV500, as well as others. This year, after the new Mahindra XUV700 is introduced in our country, the segment will become competitive.
The next Skoda Octavia will also be launched in June, along with the Alcazar.