Hyundai Alcazar is set to make its global debut in April 2021. And while the unveiling still a few weeks away, the carmaker has previewed the Creta-based SUV with a set of official design sketches.
As expected, the side profile of the 7-seater SUV looks identical to that of the Creta till the B-pillar. Post that, it features a flatter roofline, flatter window line, thicker C-pillar and a bigger quarter glass in order to accommodate the longer rear overhang. It also gets a prominent character line running across the length. It is similar to the character line seen on the Creta but is extended further for extra length. The Alcazar will also feature a completely new rear end with a more upright tailgate, wider wrap-around tail lamps with C-shaped LED detailing and a taller rear bumper with a faux skid plate. Hyundai will also offer redesigned alloy wheels and a mildly updated front end to set the Alcazar apart from the Creta.
Inside the cabin, while the layout remains identical to the Creta, it gets an additional row of seats. The official sketch also reveals that the Alcazar will get captain seats in the second row with a floor-mounted centre handrest. The Alcazar will also be offered with a 7-seater configuration with a bench-type seat instead of the captain seats in the second row.
Alcazar’s feature list is also expected to be similar to that of the Creta. It gets features like a panoramic sunroof, auto LED headlamps, digital instrument cluster, auto AC with rear AC vents, air purifier, ambient lighting, powered driver’s seat, Bose sound system, wireless charging, ventilated front seats and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and connected car tech.
Safety features on offer include upto 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic parking brake, tyre pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control and hill hold control.
Under the hood, the Alcazar will come with the same set of petrol and diesel engines as the Creta. There are three engine options on offer:
6-speed MT/ CVT
6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT
Prices of the Alcazar are expected to start at a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the Creta which retails from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17.53 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will take on likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the Mahindra XUV500.