2021 Hyundai Alcazar to launch in India on June 18
Right after opening bookings for the 2021 Hyundai Alcazar, Hyundai has announced that the three-row SUV will go on sale in India in June 18. The Alcazar is derived from the Hyundai Creta and will be available in six or seven seater options. The booking amount is set at Rs 25,000, which buyers can pay online or at dealerships
2021 Hyundai Alcazar engine details
The big development here is that the Hyundai Alcazar will get a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, unlike the 1.5-litre N/A and 1.4-litre turbo engines in the Creta. This motor makes 169PS and 191 Nm. The diesel motor continues unchanged from the Creta, the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel putting out 115PS and 250 Nm. Both engines will come paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque-converter automatic. Hyundai India claims a 0 to 100 kmph time of under 10s for the petrol-manual Alcazar. There will be three drive modes too - Eco, City and Sport although the off-road modes from the Creta seem to have been given a miss.
The wheelbase of the Alcazar has been lengthened to 2,760mm. To strengthen the revised architecture the Alcazar now uses a higher 75.6 per cent of advanced and high-stength steel while the suspension has also been retuned to cope with the larger dimensions over the Creta. Read our first-drive impressions of a pre-production Hyundai Alcazar prototype to know more.
2021 Hyundai Alcazar interiors, features
Alongside this announcement, Hyundai has also released the first pictures of the Hyundai ALcazar's interiors. The dashboard is the same as the one in the Creta with the same flowing middle section and centrally placed 10.25-in touchscreen. Differentiating the Alcazar is the two-tone tan and grey colour scheme and the large fully-digital 10.25-inch instrument cluster. Other notable features on the Alcazar, not available on the Creta, is the 64-colour ambient lighting, a seatback table for the second row with retractable cup holders and device tray, side steps, sunshades for the rear windows, a one-touch tumble and fold function for the second row and a Hyundai logo projection for the puddle lamps.
2021 Hyundai Alcazar styling
The Alcazar stays true to what has been preview by the recent design sketches. The Alcazar has a boxier, extended rear section. The L-shaped contrasting roof-design element from the Creta has been slimmed down to allow for a quarter-glass for the third-row occupants while there is a new bootlid as well, with a more prominent faux skidplate The split taillamps from the Creta have given way to more substantial LED-highlighted two-part unit.
At the front, the full face grille is now finished with chrome studs while the bumper has been revised. There is a different arrangement for the indicator and foglamps while more chrome has been added here too. Along the sides, the longer rear door is easily visible as is the newly added running boards. also the longer rear overhang features and extension of the Creta's kinked bodylines.
2021 Hyundai Alcazar price, rivals and launch details
We expect this SUV to be priced at Rs 75,000 - Rs 1.2 lakh premium over an equivalent Creta when it launches. The Alcazar will compete with the likes of the MG Hector Plus, the Tata Safari and the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 and the Jeep Compass seven-seater. See how it fares on paper against the MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari here.
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