Hyundai Alcazar and Hyundai Creta: What's different?
Hyundai has launched the Alcazar and it has been received well in the highly competitive market. Hyundai has made some prominent changes to the Alcazar but most of them don't meet the eye. We cut to the point to tell what all has changed over the Hyundai Creta.
Hyundai Alcazar Vs Hyundai Creta - Design and Dimensions
Hyundai Alcazar sports dimensional and cosmetic changes over the Hyundai Creta. Rather than playing with the overhangs to increase the length, Hyundai has elongated the wheelbase of the Creta by 150mm to fit extra seating in the Alcazar. Hyundai Alcazar has a wheelbase of 2761mm that is the best in its segment. As a result, the overall length is 200mm longer than that of the Creta. However, the width and even the track remains the same as the Creta but the height is increased by 40mm.
Talking about the design changes, the Alcazar gets a bigger grille with a block pattern that is inspired by the bigger and bolder Palisade. The headlights now merge with the grille thanks to a black applique running in between. The side profile gets bigger 18-inch alloy wheels and side steps for easy ingress and egress. Due to added length, the C- and D-pillars are reworked with a larger quarter glass for last row passengers. At the rear, the Alcazar gets split LED taillights and large Alcazar insignia spread across.
Hyundai Alcazar Vs Hyundai Creta - Interiors and Features
On the inside of the Alcazar, the changes are few but uplift the ambience of the cabin. The first thing to notice is the new Tan and Black colour scheme that covers the dashboard, seats and door pads. Hyundai has also generously used gloss black touches on the centre console, boosting the luxury quotient. However, the most prominent change inside is the 10.25-inch instrument cluster with blind-spot monitoring. Thanks to the 360-degree parking camera, the feed is also displayed in the instrument cluster dials every time you switch on left/right blinkers. The 10.25-inch infotainment system gets new connected features and 64-colour ambient lighting. On the 6-seater variants, a fixed centre armrest with wireless charging and cup holders has been provided for middle-row passengers.
Hyundai Alcazar Vs Hyundai Creta - Engines and Performance
Hyundai Alcazar comes powered with two engine options - 2.0-litre u3 petrol and 1.5-litre CRDi diesel. Both the engines are mated with 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes. The 1.5-litre diesel is the same we get with the Creta and it generates the same 115PS and 250 Nm. However, Hyundai has tweaked the final drive ratios of the 6-speed manual gearbox for better driveability inside the city. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine sees some engineering changes and produces more power than in the Tucson.
Hyundai Alcazar Vs Hyundai Creta - Prices and Variants
Hyundai Alcazar is offered in Platinum, Prestige and Signature trim levels with both petrol and diesel engine options. Hyundai has chosen a subtle variant nomenclature for the Alcazar over the rather conventional S, SX and likes of the Hyundai Creta. Hyundai Alcazar range starts from Rs 16.30 lakh and tops at Rs 19.99 lakh ex-showroom, India.
Text by Amit Saraswat
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