Hyundai India has given out a few details of the upcoming Alcazar. The Alcazar marks Hyundai’s re-entry in the 7-seater market after Hyundai Terracan and the Santa Fe. Read the following for more dough on the upcoming SUV
After the Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar has been the most anticipated SUV in the Indian market for 2021 - And for all the right reasons. It will be based on the Creta, however, taking things a notch above. Alcazar is Hyundai’s debut in the people-moving SUV segment and also its re-entry in the 7-seater SUV space after the discontinuation of the Hyundai Santa-Fe a long while ago.
While there is an embargo on a few details and opinions, Hyundai has unveiled the pictures of the upcoming Alcazar and has given us the liberty to read out the spec sheets.
Unlike the Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar will get a petrol drivetrain on offer. A 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine will be on offer along with a six-speed manual gearbox. For the added convenience of the automatic, Hyundai Alcazar can be optioned out with a six-speed torque convertor automatic transmission. The power figures on offer are 157bhp and 191Nm of torque.
Buyers looking for the diesel variant will get the same 1.5-litre oil-burner unit from the Creta. And the engine can be had with a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. The diesel engine is a little shy on power figures when compared to the petrol one but it offers a healthy dose of torque. Power is rated at 113Bhp and 250Nm of torque.
The Alcazar has a wheelbase of 2760mm as opposed to the 2610mm wheelbase of the Hyundai Creta. This in turn could offer, not only a larger cabin, but sufficient knee room for the occupants in the third row. However, we shall reserve our detailed judgment until the time we bring you first hand experience of the Alcazar in its first drive review.
The second row will get an option of captain seats in the 6-seater variant. And the two seats will be split by a centre console that will have an integrated arm-rest. The second row occupants can also slide the seats forward or backwards to gain more legroom or offer some for the passengers in the third row. The third row seats are offered as a bench, and they can be split 50:50 for more cargo-space management. The boot size on offer is 180 litre. Hyundai has also offered a dedicated air-con control for the third row passengers.