2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variants explained article, youll find out which variant of the 2021 Hyundai Alcazar petrol you should buy based on the price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2021 Alcazars petrol variants and the features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2021 Hyundai Alcazar with its competitors and other petrol-powered, 3-row D-segment SUV like MG Hector Plus.

 

2021 Hyundai Alcazar

What Is The Price Of 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol?

The 2021 Hyundai Alcazar petrol is available in 3 variants - Prestige, Platinum and Signature. With the manual transmission, the Hyundai Alcazar Prestige variant costs Rs. 16.3 lakh with the 7-seat setup and Rs. 16.45 lakh for a 6-seat configuration. You get a bench seat with the 7-seat setup and separate captain seats with the 6-seat layout.

The Platinum variant of the Alcazar petrol manual is only available with 7 seats and costs Rs. 18.22 lakh (ex-showroom). This is Rs. 1.92 lakh more than the Prestige 7-seat.

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The Alcazar petrol’s top-spec Signature variant with manual transmission is only available in 6-seat format and costs Rs. 18.71 lakh. This price is about Rs. 50,000 more than the Platinum 7 seat.

The Alcazar petrol is also available with an automatic transmission in all variants, but all of them are only available with a 6-seat setup. The base Prestige petrol automatic costs Rs. 17.93 lakh, which is Rs. 1.48 lakh more than the manual transmission model. The Platinum petrol automatic is another Rs. 1.63 lakh more expensive, but the price jump from the Platinum 7S petrol manual is Rs. 1.34 lakh.

Lastly, the Signature trim of the Alcazar petrol automatic costs Rs. 19.85 lakh, which is Rs. 29,000 more than the mid variant and only Rs. 1.14 lakh more than the Signature petrol manual.

HYUNDAI ALCAZAR | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | JUNE 2021

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

Prestige 7 Seater

Rs 16,30,300

-

-

Prestige 6 Seater

Rs 16,45,300

Rs 1,48,000

Rs 17,93,300

Platinum 7 Seater

Rs 18,22,300

-

-

Platinum 6 Seater

-

-

Rs 19,55,900

Signature 6 Seater

Rs 18,70,900

Rs 1,14,000

Rs 19,84,900


2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol Prestige - Base Model Features & Review

The Prestige variant of the Hyundai Alcazar petrol is the most affordable with a starting price of Rs. 16.3 lakh for the petrol manual combination and 7-seat layout. For the 6-seat option with captain seats in the second row, you’ll have to spend another Rs. 15,000 as it comes with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 16.45 lakh.

The Prestige variant of the Alcazar petrol automatic is only available in a 6-seat configuration. At Rs. 17.93 lakh, Hyundai Alcazar petrol automatic costs Rs. 1.48 lakh more than the petrol manual.

HYUNDAI ALCAZAR PRESTIGE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

7 Seater

Difference

6 Seater

Manual

Rs 16,30,300

Rs 15,000

Rs 16,45,300

Difference

-

 

Rs 1,48,000

Automatic

-

-

Rs 17,93,300


The Alcazar’s most affordable Prestige variant gets the following notable features:

  • 2 front airbags
  • ABS
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer and wiper
  • Rear parking camera
  • Hill-start assist
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED tail lamps
  • LED cabin lights
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED ambient lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Front and rear centre armrests
  • Sunglass holder
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Cruise control
  • 60-40 split middle row seats (with the 7-seat layout)
  • 50-50 split last row seats
  • Auto AC
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Tilt and telescopic steering
  • Rear window sunshades
  • 2nd and 3rd row AC vents
  • Front row wireless phone charger
  • USB socket in all rows
  • Sliding and reclining middle row seats (with the 6-seat and 7-seat layout)

ALCAZAR PRESTIGE | FEATURES

Safety

Style

Std Safety Features

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

LED DRLs

Dual-tip Exhaust

Rear Disc Brakes

Rear Defogger

LED Tail Lamps

R17 Alloy Wheels

Electronic Stability Control

Rear Parking Camera w/ DRVM

Turn Indicator on ORVMs

Instrument Cluster w/ MID

Hill Start Assist

Front Seatbelt Pretensioner

Skid Plates

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

LED Fog Lamps

ISOFIX

Dark Chrome Exterior Detailing

Multicolour Ambient Light

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Anti-theft Alarm

Roof Rails

Scuff Plates

Auto-dimming IRVM

LED Headlamps

Shark-fin Antenna

Panoramic Sunroof

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Rear Wiper & Washer

Integrated Rear Spoiler

LED Cabin Lights


As you can see, even the base Prestige variant of the Hyundai Alcazar petrol is very well loaded and can easily rival the top variant of the Creta. It has most of the style, functional, safety and entertainment features available in the top-spec Creta at a comparable price point. If you are looking for the comfort of captain seats or 3-row SUV, then you will find that the well-priced Prestige variant will meet your needs very well. We highly recommended this variant for buyers interested in getting the most value for money.

ALCAZAR PRESTIGE | FEATURES

Entertainment

Functional

10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs w/ Auto Fold

Middle Row Center Armrest on Console (6S)

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

In-built Navigation

Auto Headlamps

Cooled Glovebox

Boot Lamp

Bluetooth

Sunglass Holder

Auto AC

Front Power Outlet

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Cruise Control

Middle Row Armrest (7S)

Front Center Armrest

Steering-mounted Controls

Remote Engine Start

Tilt & Telescopic Steering

Passenger Vanity Mirror

Arkamys Sound Mood

Front & Rear Power Windows

Rear Window Sunshade

60:40 Middle Row (7S)

4 Speakers & Front Tweeters

Front Wireless Charger

2nd & 3rd Row AC Vents

Tinted Glasses

Connected Car Tech (Telematics)

Front Seat Back Table & Pocket

USB Charger (All Rows)

Follow-me-home Headlamps

 

Sliding Front Sunvisor

50:50 Recline 3rd Row

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

 

All Adjustable Headrests

Sliding and Reclining Middle Row Seats

 


If you want the Prestige variant with the convenience of an automatic transmission, then you’ll have to spend another Rs. 1.48 lakh. While this appears to be on the higher side, note that Hyundai are offering a few extra features to somewhat justify the asking price.

ALCAZAR PRESTIGE AUTOMATIC | FEATURES OVER MANUAL

Safety

Functional

Electric Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold

Traction Control Modes

 

Air Purifier

 

Multi-Drive Modes

 

Paddle Shifters


2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol Prestige vs Platinum Variant

The price difference between the Hyundai Alcazar Prestige and Platinum variants is Rs. 1.92 lakh for the 7-seat layout with manual transmission and Rs. 1.63 lakh for the 6-seat setup and automatic transmission. That’s right. The mid-spec Platinum variant of the Alcazar petrol is only available in the 7-seat configuration with the manual transmission and in 6-seat format with the automatic.

The Hyundai Alcazar Platinum petrol manual (7-seat) costs Rs. 18.22 lakh while the petrol automatic (6-seat) costs Rs. 19.56 lakh (ex-showroom). The price difference between the manual and automatic transmissions of the Alcazar Platinum petrol variant is Rs. 1.34 lakh. Negating the Rs. 15,000 cost for the upgrade to captain seats in the middle row brings this difference to a very reasonable Rs. 1.19 lakh.

HYUNDAI ALCAZAR | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Prestige

Difference

Platinum

MT + 7 Seats

Rs 16,30,300

Rs 1,92,000

Rs 18,22,300

Difference

Rs 1,63,000

 

Rs 1,33,600

AT + 6 Seats

Rs 17,93,300

Rs 1,62,600

Rs 19,55,900


The most notable features of the mid-spec Alcazar Platinum petrol variant are:

  • 2 side and 2 curtain airbags
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • 360-degree camera
  • 8-speaker Bose sound system including woofer
  • Power adjustable driver seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Puddle lamps
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Headrest cushions in the second row
  • 10.25-inch full-colour instrument cluster

ALCAZAR PLATINUM | FEATURES OVER PRESTIGE

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Side & Curtain Airbags

8-speaker Bose Audio system

Powered Driver Seat

Leather Upholstery

360-degree Camera

Front Central Speaker 

2nd Row Headrest Cushion 

Leather Door Armrest

Blind Spot Monitoring System

Subwoofer

Puddle Lamps

10.25-inch Digital Instrument Cluster

   

Additional USB Charger in 3rd Row

R18 Alloy Wheels

   

Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

 
   

Side Foot Step (AT)

 


Some of these features are downright must-haves for some buyers, like the extra airbags. Meanwhile, some features of the Platinum variant are well-priced but with high emotional value, like a Bose sound system, powered driver seat and larger alloy wheels.

While the Alcazar Platinum petrol is well-priced compared to the Prestige variant, it doesn’t have enough must-have features to earn our wholehearted recommendation. It is, however, worth upgrading from the base trim, especially with the automatic transmission, as the price jump is smaller for this variant.

2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol Platinum vs Signature Variant

The price difference between the Alcazar Platinum petrol and Signature variant is Rs. 49,000 with the manual transmission and Rs. 30,000 with the automatic. Note that the Alcazar Signature petrol is only available in the 6-seat configuration. So, negating the Rs. 15,000 additional cost for upgrading from bench middle row seats to captain seats brings the realistic price difference between the Platinum and Signature variants to a reasonable Rs. 34,000 for the manual transmission.

The Alcazar Signature petrol costs Rs. 18.71 lakh with the manual transmission and Rs. 19.85 lakh with the automatic. With a price difference of Rs. 1.14 lakh between these two, the cost of upgrading to the automatic transmission is even more attractive than that of the mid-spec Platinum variants.

HYUNDAI ALCAZAR | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Platinum

Difference

Signature

MT

Rs 18,22,300 (7S)

Rs 48,600

Rs 18,70,900 (6S)

Difference

Rs 1,33,600

 

Rs 1,14,000

AT

Rs 19,55,900

Rs 29,600

Rs 19,84,900


The Signature variant adds only a handful of features over the Platinum variant, but that’s to be expected considering the meagre price difference between the two variants.

ALCAZAR SIGNATURE | FEATURES OVER PLATINUM

Safety

Functional

Style

Front Parking Sensors

Ventilated Front Seats

Black ORVMs

Dual Tone Exterior (O)

 

2nd Row Wireless Charger

Black Roof Rails

 


Ventilated front seats seem like the only must-have feature of this variant, considering the non-breathable leather upholstery offered in the Platinum trim. So, although it’s not that expensive compared to the middle variant, it doesn’t justify the gap well enough to earn our recommendation.

Which Variant Of The 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol Should You Buy?

For the manual transmission, the base Prestige variant of the Hyundai Alcazar petrol is an easy choice. It offers almost all of the features you’d expect at this price point for a reasonable asking price and the choice between a 6 and 7 seat setup.

The upgrade to the mid-spec Platinum variant is almost justifiable from a value-for-money perspective, but it doesn’t have compelling, must-have features to warrant a jump. So, we’ll leave the decision in your hands.

The top-spec Signature variant of the Alcazar petrol manual is not that expensive over the Platinum variant but not a value for money upgrade at all. More so because the middle variant itself doesn’t add enough must-have features to the list. You should consider this only if you are already considering buying the Platinum variant, as non-breathable leather seats are a no-no in our climate.

HYUNDAI ALCAZAR PETROL-MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Prestige 7 Seater

Rank 1

Rs 16,30,300

Top recommended

Prestige 6 Seater

Rank 1

Rs 16,45,300

Top recommended

Platinum 7 Seater

Rank 2

Rs 18,22,300

Slightly expensive upgrade. Can consider paying a premium for added features.

Signature 6 Seater

Rank 3

Rs 18,70,900

Not worth upgrading


If you’re interested in the Hyundai ALcazar petrol automatic, then it’s difficult to pick a favourite variant. With the base variant, the jump to the automatic transmission is a bit expensive. While the higher variants offer the automatic transmission for a much more reasonable price, the features themselves don’t mandate an upgrade. So, once again, we’ll leave it up to you to pick a variant as all 3 of them are evenly matched.

HYUNDAI ALCAZAR PETROL-AUTOMATIC | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Prestige 6 Seater

Rank 1

Rs 17,93,300

Can buy

Platinum 6 Seater

Rank 1

Rs 19,55,900

Can buy

Signature 6 Seater

Rank 2

Rs 19,84,900

Can buy


What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol?

The Hyundai Alcazar petrol comes with a 2.0-litre normal petrol engine, which makes 159PS of power and 191Nm of torque. Compared to its closest rival, the MG Hector Plus, it packs more horses but is substantially down on torque. Turbo petrol engines generally have a torquey engine with a much wider spread than normal petrol engines, even with lower displacements. This means that turbo petrol engines offer much better drivability and real-world efficiency as you don’t need to rev them hard to extract decent performance.

Both of these cars come with a 6-speed manual transmission. For automatic buyers, the Hyundai Alcazar offers a 6-speed torque converter automatic, while the Hector Plus has a 6-speed dual-clutch and a CVT.

In terms of fuel efficiency figures, the Hyundai Alcazar beats the MG Hector Plus and offers a mileage of 14.5kmpl with the manual transmission and 14.2kmpl with the automatic.

HYUNDAI ALCAZAR vs MG HECTOR PLUS | PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Hyundai Alcazar

Difference

MG Hector Plus

Displacement

2.0-litre

 

1.5-litre, Turbo / Turbo Hybrid

Cylinder

4

 

4

Capacity

1999cc

548cc

1451cc

Maximum Power

159PS @ 6500rpm

16PS

143PS @ 5000rpm

Power:Weight

119.55PS/t*

32.83PS/t

86.72PS/t

Peak Torque

191Nm @ 4500rpm

59Nm

250Nm @ 3600rpm

Torque:Weight

143.61Nm/t*

8Nm/t

151.61Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

6-speed

 

6-speed

Claimed FE

14.5kmpl

0.47kmpl

14.03kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

6-speed TC

 

6-speed DCT / CVT

Claimed FE

14.2kmpl

2.53kmpl

11.67kmpl (DCT)


What Are The Dimensions Of The 2021 Hyundai Alcazar?

The Hyundai Alcazar measures 4500mm long and is 200mm longer than the Creta and 220mm shorter than the Hector Plus. The Alcazar is also narrower and not as tall as the Hector Plus, but it has marginally better ground clearance and boot space.

ALCAZAR vs CRETA vs HECTOR PLUS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Hyundai Alcazar

Hyundai Creta

MG Hector Plus

Length

4500mm

4300mm

4720mm

Width

1790mm

1790mm

1835mm

Height

1675mm

1635mm

1760mm

Wheelbase

2760mm

2610mm

2750mm

Boot Space

180-lt

433-lt

155-lt

Ground Clearance

200mm

190mm*

192mm

Fuel Tank

50-lt

50-lt

60-lt

Tyre Size (min)

215/60 R17

205/65 R16

215/60 R17

Tyre Size (max)

215/55 R18

215/60 R17

215/55 R18


What Are The Colour Options Of The 2021 Hyundai Alcazar?

The 2021 Hyundai Alcazar is available in the following 6 exterior body colours:

  • Brown
  • White (also available with dual-tone in Signature variant)
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Dark blue
  • Grey (also available with dual-tone in Signature variant)

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700-3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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