Hyundai Alcazar is about to hit the Indian market with seats for seven occupants. Hyundai has finally confirmed that the Alcazar will shed veils on April 6. Read more about it here.
It is widely known that Hyundai is preparing for the new seven-seater version of the Creta. It was announced earlier that the upcoming model will be called Alcazar. In the latest development, Hyundai confirmed that the Hyundai Alcazar will be globally unveiled on April 6. It is expected that the India launch will soon follow.
Hyundai Alcazar is confirmed to make its global debut on March 10
Based on the same platform as the Hyundai Creta, the Alcazar will be the first seven-seater SUV by Hyundai in a long time. On entering the Indian market, the Hyundai Alcazar will lock horns with Tata Safari. Even though it will be underpinned by Creta's platform, the seven-seater SUV will take on a different identity and a unique design. As per the spy images, it is likely that the upcoming SUV will get a studded grille design and a revised front bumper. However, there are still some details that are borrowed from the Hyundai Creta, for example, the split-up headlights. It is expected that the side profile and rear end of the Alcazar will bear a different design from the Hyundai Creta.
Even though sharing the same platform with the Hyundai Creta, the Alcazar will come with a greater length in order to accommodate the third row. Another essential update of the Hyundai Alcazar over its donor is the redesigned C-pillar with a larger quarter glass area. It is expected to come with a new set of larger 18-inch alloy wheels. For the rear end, the spy images suggest that the Alcazar will get new LED taillights and a revised bumper.
As for the interior, as per the latest interior spy shots, the interior design of the Creta will be transferred to the Alcazar. The same goes for the interior equipment list. It is expected that Hyundai will launch the Alcazar in both 6-seater and 7-seater configurations.
Hyundai Alcazar will be launched in our market around May
About the powertrain, the Hyundai Alcazar will carry forward the same engine options including a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. However, it is possible that Hyundai will tune these engines for higher power outputs. It is expected that Hyundai Alcazar will come with multiple gearbox options, just like the Creta.
On entering the Indian market, the Alcazar will be offered as a premium offering and positioned between the Creta and the flagship Tucson. Hyundai Alcazar is expected to hit the showrooms around May. The price of the Hyundai Alcazar is expected to range from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. At launch, the Alcazar will rival other seven-seater SUVs such as MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, and as well as the upcoming Mahindra XUV500.