The Hyundai Alcazar will hit the Indian car market in the coming months. It will rival against the likes of new-gen Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus.
The Korean carmaker Hyundai is currently working on a new C-SUV that will share aplenty with the Hyundai Creta. The new model will share its platform and many other bits with the popular compact SUV, whose second-gen model was launched in the Indian market last year. The upcoming SUV has been snapped several times during its test runs on the Indian roads and is likely to hit our shores in the coming months. Recently, a new set of spy images have surfaced online, which gives us a little idea about the interior of the all-new Hyundai Alcazar.
The upcoming Hyundai Alcazar will be positioned as a more premium offering than the Creta. The SUV is likely to feature a larger touchscreen infotainment unit than the 10.25-inch system offered with the Creta. In the spy images, an auto-dimming IRVM is also visible. The exterior of the SUV was heavily camouflaged, so not styling bits are visible. Still, one can see the LED taillights, but they look slightly different from the one offered in the Creta. One can also expect a few other cosmetic changes like a new grille up front, a longer rear overhang and revised bumpers at the front and rear. These visual tweaks will help the Alcazar look quite different from the regular model of the SUV. In the Indian market, the Creta is offered with three different powertrain options. It derives power from a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine.
The former churns out 115 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque, while the latter develops power and torque outputs of 115 PS and 250 Nm. The petrol mill comes paired with a 5-speed MT or a CVT, while the diesel motor comes coupled to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The SUV also gets propelled by a more powerful 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit, which is capable of shredding out power and torque outputs of 140 PS and 242 Nm. Transmission duties are done by a 7-speed DCT. One can expect the 7-seater model models of the SUV to be powered by the same powertrain and transmission options.