The later modern Alcazar is often referred to as the more than seven-seat version of Crete. This became clear when I first rode the Alcazar outside Jaipur on my first multimedia tour. Hyundai has also highlighted this fact by releasing a list of features and images of the Alcazar’s interior. It has more features, uses different traction, and Hyundai has also done the basics to make the Alcazar stand out from Crete.
The SUV epidemic in India is opening a new front for the three-row vehicle market. There are already many players in this sector and now a new player with Hyundai Alcazar is entering a new battlefield. I had a chance to grab the handle of the prototype and explain the details, but Hyundai officially unveiled the car. That’s all you need to know.
Alcazar Exterior Design:
The Hyundai Creta is a highly successful product for the Korean automaker, adding the third spot in almost all segments. Get slim Crete headlights with LED daytime running lights and a new premium chrome grille. The new design of the fog lights and flashing lights make the car look more friendly than Crete. Moving sideways, you can see the long Alcazar thanks to its thick D-pillar, lengthened tailgate, and much wider edges.
The first modern car in the Indian series to feature 18-inch diamond-patterned petal wheels. However, it is only available in high-end models. The rear profile of the Alcazar is completely different from that of Crete. While the latter has teardrop lighting, it uses a more traditional rectangular design with large chrome stripes connecting the ends. Alcazar rear design elements include forged plate elements and a rear spoiler.
Alcazar Interior Design:
Hyundai has equipped the Alcazar with brown and black cabs and will offer two engine options in six-seat and seven-seat configurations. Compared with Creta, the design and elements are similar. There are many familiar elements, such as a steering wheel, an infotainment display, an instrument panel, and even an all-digital instrument panel. Move to the second row and you will see that in the six-seat layout, you will get a full-size central armrest.
Table with cup holders, seatback trays, and air-conditioning vents. The seven-seater design has a bench with integrated armrests, but no backrest table, and is only available on Prestige and Platinum trims with two fuel options. The third row of seats can be laid flat, and the six-seater model can be accessed through the one-button tilt and lower function of the second row. Hyundai claims that the third row is best for children/teenagers or adults for short trips. Hyundai said that Alcazar has a wheelbase of 2760 mm, which is 150 mm longer than Creta, the highest in this segment.
Alcazar seating configuration:
Alcazar will provide 7-seater and 6-seater configurations. In the 7-seater version, there are benches in the second row with a folding armrest in the middle. The 6-seater version has captain chairs in the second row and a floor console between the seats. The vehicle also has a one-button tilt and steering function for the second row, making it easy to get on and off the car.
Hyundai Alcazar will offer three trim levels, Prestige, Platinum, and Signature, as well as two engine and gearbox options. There are six single-tone color schemes and two two-tone color schemes.
The list of top signature features includes climate control with rear vents, touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, eight-way power driver seat, driving mode, Bose sound system, panoramic sunroof, rear blinds, seat with tray Chair backs, tables with ventilated front seats, puddle lights and 64 screens of ambient lighting. In terms of safety, we want Alcazar to be the same as Creta, which means six airbags, ABS with EBD, hill start assists, stability program, and tire pressure monitoring system.
Alcazar Engine and Gearbox options:
Hyundai Alcazar will provide gasoline and diesel. The gasoline engine will be a modern new third-generation 2.0-liter engine that can produce 156bhp / 191Nm of power and can be equipped with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai claims that the time of 0-100 km/h is less than 10 seconds. This is Hyundai’s first car to use this engine in the Indian market, and it is expected to be used in Elantra and Tucson. On the other hand, the diesel engine is a 1.5-liter modern engine that can produce 113bhp/250Nm, and it can also be equipped with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.