Hyundai Alcazar Launched At INR 16.30 Lakh
The long-awaited Hyundai Alcazar has been released on the Indian market, with petrol pricing starting at Rs 16,30 lakh, while diesel prices start at Rs 16,53 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Hyundai started accepting reservations with a reservation sum of Rs 25,000 online and at dealers earlier this month.
The company states that 4000 reservations have been received for the Alcazar and 50:50 is divided between manual- and automatic transmission. 60 percent of the reserved vehicles have a 6-seater configuration, while 40 percent have the remaining 7-seater layout.
Subtle design modifications occur in the façade of the Alcazar to distinguish it from the Crete. This includes a redesigned grille, an updated front bumper, noticeable rear quarter glass, new wraparound taillights, a somewhat upright tailgate, counterfeit twin exhaust tips, and a bigger 18-inch alloy roller set (compared to the 17-inch Creta). Another significant change compared to the Crete is that because of its 150mm larger wheelbase, the Alcazar looks considerably longer (2,760mm).
The Hyundai Alcazar has 3 trims – Prestige, Platinum, and Signature. Also available in six shades of external paint – taiga brown, typhoon silver, polar white, titanium gray, fantasy black, and starry night – two colors, white and grey, in a two-tone format.
The Hyundai has a long list of amenities in the Alcazar, some of which are even the first segment. This includes a 10.25″ cluster of the digital instrument (segment-first), a 10.25-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Hyundai’s connected car tech, a camera lane changer, a 360° camera, built-in middle-row sun shades, a sunroof panoramic panorama, mounts for ISOFIX child seats, Wireless Phones, automated loading. mounts are available on the devices.
It is noteworthy that the Alcazar features a full-color display, unlike the i20 and Verna with an economical backlit LCD digital instruments panel (similar to the one seen on Hyundai models abroad).
As noted, the Hyundai Alcazar has an additional seat row, with either a 6-seater configuration (with the chairs of the captain in the second row) or a 7-seater configuration (with the bench in the second row). There is a double-tone black and brown inside and a distinctive, grounded main armrest with cup-holder, a wireless phone charger, and additional storage space is provided in the version with captain chairs.
The Hyundai Alcazar features a petrol and a diesel engine choice under the hood. The 4-cylinder 2.0-liter petroleum engine is the more up-to-date and powerful Elantra and Tucson variant. It generates 159hp and 192Nm in the Alcazar (7hp more than the Elantra). The 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged powerplant on the Crete, delivering 115hp and 250Nm – while tuned differently, is the same as the diesel motor.
Both engines are equipped with a six-speed manual or an automated 6-speed gearbox. Hyundai also states the Alcazar can perform the 0-100kph sprint in 9.5 seconds in a petrol-manual combination. Furthermore, there are three-row SUVs with several modes of driving – Comfort, Eco, and Sport – as well as different traction control modes – Sand, Snow, and Mud.
The petrol handbook returns 14.5kpl for fuel economy whereas 14.2kpl for automatic version returns. The diesel engine is especially thrifty because it returns 20.4kpl with the manual gearbox and 18.1kpl with the automated transmission. This makes the Alcazar the fuel-efficient SUV in this class, according to Hyundai.
The Hyundai Alcazar competes in the current situation with other 3-row SUVs, such as the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, and the Mahindra XUV500. Although the new Mahindra XUV700 (which replaces the existing XUV500) is expected to become even more competitive with its arrival later this year.