2021 Hyundai Alcazar unveiled, engine details revealed
Hyundai has released the first images of the upcoming 2021 Hyundai Alcazar, ahead of its launch in the next few weeks. The Alcazar is the three-row iteration of the Hyundai Creta and will be available in six or seven-seat versions. The company has also revealed the Hyundai Alcazar's engine details.
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.
2021 Hyundai Alcazar features
The 2021 Alcazar will also come with a sliding second row with the six-seater version getting a console armrest. The seats themselves have been optimised for more support while the wheelbase has grown by 150mm over the Creta. Hyundai also claims significant improvement in NVH levels with more sound deadening in the body structure and changes made to the driveshaft and suspension components. The Alcazar has also been fitted with hydraulic rebound stoppers in front struts to improve ride quality. The new SUV should also come with more features over the Creta like a 360-degree camera and more amenities for second-row passengers.
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 and launch details
The Hyundai Alcazar will make its global debut in India in the next few days. 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.
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