The Alcazar will be based on the similar design cues as the Creta but will be longer to accommodate a third row of seating. Hyundai is expected to bring it in 6-seater and 7-seater iterations
Hyundai has officially christened its upcoming 7-seater SUV Alcazar. The name has been inspired from the royal lineage of castles and palaces, something that Hyundai claims falls in line with the grandeur, spaciousness and solidity of the car. Hyundai’s entry into the 7-seater SUV space doesn’t quite come as a surprise given that spy shots of the car have been making their rounds on the internet for a while now.
For the uninitiated, the Alcazar will be based on the same platform as the Creta, but will be lengthened to accommodate a third row of seating. Just like all the other cars in this class, Hyundai too is likely to offer the Alcazar in 6-seat and 7-seat iterations. Although the test mules spotted so far have been heavily camouflaged, it is safe to assume that the Alcazar will feature a large grille at the front and headlights identical to the ones on the Creta. Expect the Alcazar to be taller and the C-pillar to be relatively upright, both changes made to make more room at the rear. In terms of interior too, the Alcazar is likely to be identical to the Creta. As we have come to expect from Hyundai, the features list will be long and well.
Although Hyundai hasn’t revealed the official specs of the Alcazar as yet, it is safe to assume that it will sport the same engine options as the new Creta – a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre turbo diesel, and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol.
The new Hyundai Alcazar will compete against the likes of the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the Mahindra XUV 500. Expect it to be priced roughly Rs 50,000-70,000 more than the Creta when it gets launched in the second half of the year.