The Hyundai Alcazar will be the latest entrant in the sub-Rs 25 lakh 7-seat SUV category. But what are the differences between the Alcazar and its sibling the Creta? Read here.
A couple of days after Hyundai revealed the official sketches of the Alcazar, the automaker finally revealed the 7-seat SUV ahead of its launch next month. The new Alcazar will compete in the newly growing sub-Rs 25 lakh 7-seat SUV segment. The SUV is based on the same platform as the Creta and will have a similar design language, but will come with a few differences. Which one is more suited for you as a buyer? To answer that, today we have a quick comparison between the new Alcazar and Creta.
Design-wise, both the Hyundai Creta and Alcazar will be largely similar. At the front-end, the Alcazar gets a split-headlight like the Creta, but the headlamps themselves are slightly redesigned and features extra elements. There’s a new grille which extends to the headlights and the bumper has been revised as well. The difference between the two SUVs gets more evident when we move to the side. To accommodate the third row of seats, the Alcazar’s wheelbase is longer than the Creta’s at 2760 mm. This makes the Alcazar the longest vehicle in the segment. Other changes to the side profile include new side steps, a bigger glass area aft of the C-pillar, and bigger 18-inch alloy wheels. The rear-end of the Alcazar is very quite different to the Creta as well. Instead of the raked windscreen and sloping roofline of the Creta, the Alcazar gets a more boxy design to make room for the third row. The taillights of the Alcazar are a wraparound design compared to the Creta’s split design, with both being LED units while the rear bumper and skid plate of the Alcazar has been redesigned as well.
Though Hyundai hasn’t revealed the interiors of the Alcazar, the released sketches show that it will be very similar to the Creta’s design, but may come with a different colour scheme. The dashboard will be dominated by the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Just like the Creta, the Alcazar will come loaded to the brim with features like auto climate control, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, a powered driver’s seat and more. However, the Alcazar may get a fully digital instrument console and a tweaked audio system. While the Creta is a strict 5-seater, the Alcazar will come in both 6 and 7-seater options with the former getting captain seats for the middle row. The third row will get new AC vents and individual cupholders as well.
Powertrain options for the Hyundai Alcazar include one petrol and one diesel. The petrol unit is a new 2-litre N/A petrol that churns out 159 PS and 190 Nm of peak power and torque. The diesel engine is the same 1.5-litre four-pot which puts out max power and torque figures of 115PS and 250 Nm. Along with the diesel, the Creta in comparison gets two different petrol engines. The first one is a 1.5-litre petrol making 115 PS and 144 Nm of max power and torque figures, while the range-topping 1.4-litre turbo petrol churns out 140 PS and 242 Nm of peak power and torque. Transmission options for the Alcazar have been kept simple, you get a 6-speed manual or automatic whereas the Creta can be optioned with a 6-speed manual or automatic, a CVT, and a 7-speed DCT for the turbo-petrol.