Hyundai Alcazar is stepping in the seven-seater SUV market and interestingly, the six-seater SUV market just like the MG Hector Plus facelift and the Tata Safari that were recently launched
Just before its global unveil in the first week of April, the Korean manufacturer has given out teasers of the Hyundai Alcazar. The Alcazar is an upcoming seven-seater SUV based on the Hyundai Creta and it will be positioned alongside the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the Mahindra XUV500.
The teaser give away some of Alcazar’s styling bits which seems in line with Hyundai’s family design. Styling elements are similar to what we’ve seen on the Hyundai Venue and the Creta, although the Alcazar will be longer and wider in proportions. The alloy wheel design could be very similar to the one seen on the Hyundai Venue, however, in a larger 16-inch or 17-inch size. The D-pillar in the Alcazar’s sketches appears to be blacked out to add to the floating roof effect.
Inside, the sketches reveal that the dashboard will be styled similar to the one on Hyundai Creta, however, the bigger change in the cabin are captain seats - for the middle-row passengers. The third-row occupants could benefit from features such as dedicated air-vents, and a power or a USB socket for charging purposes.
The engine and gearbox options will be carried over from the Creta – 1.5-litre petrol, 1.4-litre turbo petrol, and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel, along with a choice of automatics. While the Alcazar will use the same drivetrain as the Hyundai Creta, its state of tune is likely to be different. The Hyundai Alcazar is expected to be priced between Rs 12 and 19 lakh (ex-showroom).