Hyundai has officially revealed the upcoming 7-seater SUV based on Creta. It will be named as Alcazar. And, it will be one of the first three-row SUVs from Hyundai after a long time. Here is everything that you need to know about Hyundai's new offering.
As far as looks go, the front face of Alcazar is slightly different version of the Creta which includes a reprofiled front bumper, newly designed grille, larger rear overhang, new LED taillights and different alloy wheel design which seem to be larger than the 17 inch alloys on offer and a few other cosmetic differences. Its silhouette, but is same as its 5-seater sibling up to the C-pillar beyond which things modify.
As mentioned above, it is a three-row SUV that will be offered in both six and seven-seat configurations. Talking about interior that feature dual-tone captain seats equipped with dedicated ISOFIX child seat mounting points and is expected to be offered with a tumble-down option for easier access to the third row and a rather unique floor mounted central armrest with cupholders.
The major difference between new model and its five-seater derivative is the seating layout. Speaking of the third row, the seats appear fairly wide enough to accommodate two adults abreast however there seems to be a dearth of knee room and legroom. The 7-seater model will offer bench-type seats with 60:40 split function.
Additional features inside the cabin will be 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, ambient lighting, multifunction steering wheel, a 360 degree camera, ventilated seats, automatic climate control, wireless charger, panoramic sunroof, auto dimming IRVMs and electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
The new Hyundai Alcazar will be offered with ADAS (advance driver assistance system) technology that's referred to as ‘Hyundai SmartSense’. It includes automatic emergency braking whereas reversing, driver attention warning, blind spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking tech. It will also get cruise control, lane departure warning, and highway driving assist.
There have been no details on the upcoming SUV's powertrain department, but we expect that the new Hyundai Alcazar will come with the same petrol and diesel engine options that are offered on the Creta. This includes 1.4-litre turbo petrol mill and 1.5-litre diesel unit which produces 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a six-speed automatic (diesel) and manual and a 7-speed DCT (petrol) gearbox.
Launch and Price
Following its launch in India, the Hyundai Alcazar will rival likes of Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV500 and MG Hector Plus. Global debut of Hyundai Alcazar will take place in India in May, 2021. It is likely to range from 14.5 lakh-22 lakh (ex-showroom).