The Alcazar is the new 7-seater SUV from Hyundai which will be based on the Creta. Ahead of its launch next month, the South Korean automaker has revealed the SUV's official design sketches.
Hyundai Motor India Limited has released the official sketches of its upcoming 7-seater SUV, the Alcazar. The South Korean automaker is launching the Alcazar on April 6, 2021, and intends to deliver a premium experience with the vehicle. Upon launch, the Alcazar will compete with the likes of the Mahindra XUV500, Tata Safari and the MG Hector Plus.
The Hyundai Alcazar will be based on the same platform as the Creta, and will similarly sport Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language. The revealed sketches show how the rear and side profile of the upcoming 7-seater will look like. The biggest visual difference you will notice is at the Alcazar’s side profile. Even though it may have the same wheelbase as the Creta, the length has been increased to accommodate the new third row of seats, which is very apparent with the longer rear overhangs. Compared to the Creta’s rear which is filled with sharp creases, the Alcazar opts for a curvier and cleaner design approach. The rear LED taillights are subtly different from the Creta while the stoplight now sits on the roof-mounted spoiler instead of being in the middle of the boot. The rear-end of the Alcazar also gets a chunky faux skid plate at the bottom of the bumper to give a tough and imposing look.
Hyundai has also revealed that the Alcazar will come in both 6 and 7-seater variants. The design sketches also show the interior with two captain seats for the middle row and a bench for the third row. The 7-seater version will replace the middle row captain seats with a bench that can accommodate three passengers. The interior of the Alcazar is based on a Wing-Surround architecture which enhances the ambience for the people inside. Otherwise, the design language will be similar to the Creta with the flat-bottomed steering wheel and the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car tech being carried over. What will be different is the new two-tone colour scheme for the interior, a floor-mounted armrest with cupholders for the middle row and AC vents for the third-row passengers as well.
Features like the large panoramic sunroof, front ventilated seats, auto climate control, voice commands, wireless charging, electronic parking brake and air purifier may be borrowed by the Hyundai Alcazar from the Creta. Furthermore, the Alcazar could come with features like front parking sensors and surround-view cameras given its larger dimensions.
Powertrain options for the Hyundai Alcazar should be the same as the ones doing duty in the Creta. These include a 1.5-litre petrol making which makes 115 PS and 144 Nm of max power and torque figures. The diesel option is a 1.5-litre four-pot which puts out max power and torque figures of 115 PS and 250 Nm, respectively. The flagship engine is a 1.4-litre turbo petrol that churns out 140 PS and 242 Nm of peak power and torque. The 1.5-litre engines can be mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission while the 1.4 turbo-petrol only comes with a 7-speed DCT automatic.