Hyundai Alcazar launched in India
The much-anticipated Hyundai Alcazar has been launched in India at Rs 16.30-19.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
This makes it significantly more expensive than the Creta, with which it shares a lot in common. Basically, the Alcazar is a 6/7-seat version of the Creta, much like the Tata Harrier-Safari and MG Hector-Hector Plus.
Aesthetically, the Hyundai Alcazar gets a shiny new grille and an updated bumper to differentiate it from its 5-seat sibling. However, the rear is significantly different with a cleaner look thanks to new tail lamps which resemble that of the Ford Endeavour.
Having a 150mm longer wheelbase than the Creta, the Alcazar is available as a 6 or 7-seater, with the 6-seat versions having captain chairs in the second row.
The dashboard of the Alcazar resembles that of the Creta. Notable offerings on the feature front include a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, connected car tech, lane change camera and a panoramic sunroof.
Under the bonnet lies another major change – the petrol engine. It is a bigger 2.0-litre unit that makes 159hp and 192Nm. The diesel motor, however, is the same 1.5-litre unit from the Creta/Verna/Elantra. Both engines come with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter auto gearbox option.
The petrol manual is claimed to return 14.5km/l while the petrol auto is rated at 14.2km/l. The diesel manual and auto versions are rated at 20.4 km/l and 18.1 km/l, respectively.