The seven seater SUV segment is currently one of the fastest growing segments in the country. In the last one year we have seen the launch of three new products in this segment. There is MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and recently launched Hyundai Alcazar as well. All these SUVs are actually based on their 5 seater versions. Hyundai Alcazar is slightly different from others in the competition as it offers more wheelbase than any other SUV in this segment. Hyundai Alcazar is offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. Here we have a video that shows how Hyundai Alcazar diesel performs with a 6 people in it.
The video has been published by Arun Panwar on his YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger test performance of the Alcazar 6-seater top-end Signature (O) version which comes with a diesel engine. Hyundai offers both petrol and diesel engine with this SUV. The diesel engine used in the Alcazar is the same that is seen in Creta and Kia Seltos. The engine generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque.
Vloggers invites his friends to sit inside the car and once all the seats are occupied he starts driving. As he starts driving, he mentions that he does not feel much of a difference. The Alcazar is pulling smoothly and it does not feel like there are 6 people sitting inside the car. Third row seat was also occupied for this experiment and the passengers sitting their can be heard complaining about the space in the last row. Other than this, the car offers a comfortable drive.
Vlogger then comes back to the driving part of the SUV. The Alcazar is quite comfortable to drive around in the city but, if you start pushing the engine, it starts becoming a bit more vocal. There is a lag in power delivery and the egine also feels stressed. In the Sport mode, the gears change at higher RPMs and even then the car does feel underpowered at times.
Vlogger mentions that Hyundai Alcazar offers loads of features and a comfortable ride but, the diesel engine definitely needs some work. Vlogger mentions in the video that Hyundai could have at least changed engine’s state of tune to generate more power to differentiate it from Creta, Seltos and other SUVs. Vlogger was no happy with the fact that the petrol version got a bigger engine while the diesel gets the same. Just because of the smaller engine, vlogger feels that the Alcazar diesel does not feel like a value for money product.
Hyundai Alcazar offers features like panoramic sunroof, paddles shifters for both petrol and diesel automatic version, fully digital instrument cluster, ventilated seats, dual tone cabin, electrically adjustable seats, integrated air purifier, wireless charging for both front and rear seat passengers, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment screen, automatic climate control and so on.
Mahindra recently unveiled their upcoming SUV XUV700 and they have priced it quite competitively. It is being offered with a 2.0 litre turbo petrol and 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine options. XUV700 when launched in the market will become the most powerful and technologically advanced vehicle in this segment.