OverdriveApr 8, 2021 12:06:09 IST
Hyundai has released the first images of the upcoming 2021 Hyundai Alcazar, ahead of its launch in the coming weeks. The Alcazar is the three-row iteration of the Hyundai Creta and will be available in six- or seven-seat versions. The company has also revealed the details of the Hyundai Alcazar’s engine. The big breakthrough here is that the Hyundai Alcazar will have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, rather than the Creta’s 1.5-liter and 1.4-liter naturally aspirated turbo engines. This engine generates 169 hp and 191 Nm.
The diesel engine comes from the Crete, the 1.5-liter turbodiesel generates 115 hp and 250 Nm. Both engines will come paired with a six-speed manual or six-speed torque converter automatic. Hyundai India claims a 0-100 km / h time of less than 10 seconds for the manual petrol Alcazar. There will also be three driving modes: Eco, City and Sport. However, the off-road modes of the Crete seem to have been lost.
The Alcazar 2021 will also come with a sliding second row with the six-seater version with a console armrest. The seats themselves have been optimized to offer more support, while the wheelbase has been increased by 150mm compared to the Crete. Hyundai also claims a significant improvement in NVH levels with more soundproofing to the body structure and changes made to the driveshaft and suspension components. The Alcazar has also been equipped with hydraulic rebound stops on the front struts to improve ride quality. The new SUV should also come with more features on the Crete, such as a 360-degree camera and more amenities for second-row passengers.
The Alcazar stays true to what recent design sketches have seen. The Alcazar has a more elongated and squarer rear section. The Creta’s L-shaped contrast roof design element has been slimmed down to allow for a quarter glass for third-row occupants, while there is also a new trunk lid, with a more prominent faux skid plate. The Creta’s split taillights have given way to a two-part unit with more substantial LED lighting. At the front, the grille is now finished with chrome studs, while the bumper design has also been revised. There is a different arrangement for the gauge and fog lights, while more chrome has been added here as well. Along the sides, the longer tailgate is apparent, as are the newly added running boards. In addition, the longer rear overhang features an extension of the Creta’s body curves.
The Hyundai Alcazar will make its world debut in India in the coming days. We expect this SUV to be priced at Rs 75,000 – Rs 1.2 lakh premium over an equivalent Crete when it launches. The Alcazar will compete with models such as the MG Hector Plus, the Tata Safari and the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 and the seven-seater Jeep Compass.