Hyundai’s slew of all-new launches in the recent past has been a major success in the market. The all-new Hyundai Creta has gathered a lot of attention and has become the best-selling vehicle in the segment soon after its introduction. Hyundai has now announced the name of the seven-seater version based on the Creta. The car will be known as the Alcazar and it will make its global debut in India in the coming weeks.
The all-new Alcazar is the first car from the brand to be launched in 2021. Hyundai is testing the product on the Indian roads for a long time now and there are several spy shots that show the vehicle in various terrains across India. The Alcazar is significantly longer than the Creta in terms of size and it will translate into a bigger cabin space too.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said,
“The year 2021 will add a new chapter in HMIL history, as we gear up to enter and redefine a new segment. Hyundai ALCAZAR will supersede the aspirations of new-age buyers and redefine existing benchmarks to ensure customer delight. As Hyundai completes 25 years in the country, we will re-emphasize our commitment to Indian customers with the Global Debut of Hyundai ALCAZAR that is ‘Made in India’ and ‘Made First for India’.”
The all-new Alcazar will take on the likes of MG Hector Plus and even the newly launched Safari. The styling of the 7-seater will be very much inspired by the Creta but there will be major styling differences that will make both cars look unique. Nonetheless, Hyundai will load the Alcazar with premium features and spy pictures even indicate that we will get to see a bigger infotainment system with the all-new car.
Hyundai has not said much about the all-new Alcazar yet. However, it is likely to get powered by the same engine options that are also available with the all-new Creta. Starting with the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, the Alcazar will also get a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel and the most powerful of all – the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Hyundai will also offer a similar transmission option with the Alcazar so all the engine options will get automatic transmission options. With the Creta 1.4-litre turbocharged, Hyundai does not offer a manual transmission, however, since the Alcazar will have a different customer base, we may get to see a manual option too.
Hyundai has always loaded its products with a long list of features and the Alcazar will not be any different. Features like a panoramic sunroof, front ventilated seats, wireless charger, electrically adjustable driver seat, integrated air purifier, and more such features.
While the all-new Creta starts at around Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom, the Alcazar is likely to get a price tag that will be around Rs 1.5 to 2 lakh more expensive than the Creta. Hyundai has not announced the launch date of the Alcazar yet but it will be likely to be launched in the coming months, if not weeks.