Hyundai launched the much-awaited Alcazar in the Indian market. Our review of the new 7-seater is SUV is already up and you can click here to watch it. The Alcazar starts at an attractive price of Rs. 16.30 lakhs ex-showroom and the top-end variant costs Rs. 20.14 lakhs ex-showroom. There is no base variant on offer. The Alcazar is offered with petrol as well as diesel engine. Here, we have a video in which the Hyundai Alcazar is undergoing an acceleration test.
The video has been uploaded by Bunny Punia on his YouTube channel. The version that is being tested is the diesel engine mated to a manual gearbox and the petrol engine mated to the automatic gearbox. The host did three tests for both engines.
First, the diesel engine was tested. In the first run, the Alcazar hit 60 kmph in 6.4 seconds and it hit a ton in 15.3 seconds. In the second run, it hit 60 kmph in a slightly faster 6.3 seconds and 100 kmph in 14.7 seconds. The third run was even faster. 60 kmph came in just 5.7 seconds while it took 14 seconds to hit a ton.
The petrol engine is faster when compared. In the first run itself, the petrol Alcazar was able to hit 60 kmph in 6.2 seconds and 100 kmph in 13.1 seconds. The second run was faster as the 60 kmph came in just 5.8 seconds and 100 kmph was achieved in 12.7 seconds. The third run was even faster. The petrol automatic Alcazar took 5.5 seconds to achieve 60 kmph and it hit a ton in 12.4 seconds.
However, these engine and transmission configuration is not the fastest. Hyundai says that if you get the Alcazar’s petrol engine with a manual gearbox then the SUV can hit 100 kmph in under 10 seconds which is quite impressive.
The 2.0-litre petrol engine is derived from Tucson but has been reworked. So, it produces more power. The engine produces 159 PS of max power and 192 Nm of peak torque. The engine is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
There is also a 1.5-litre diesel engine offered which also does duty on Hyundai Creta but the manufacturer says they have retuned the engine to handle the extra weight. However, the engine produces the same power figures which are 115 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is also offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
If you opt for the automatic transmission then you also get paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. There are also driving and traction modes available on the Alcazar. The drive modes are Eco, Normal and Sport whereas traction modes are Snow, Sand and Mud.
The Alcazar competes against the MG Hector Plus and the Tata Safari. Hyundai also claims that the Alcazar is the most efficient in its segment. The diesel engine when mated to a manual gearbox is expected to return 20.4 kmpl as per ARAI whereas the petrol engine with a manual gearbox is expected to return 14.5 kmpl as per ARAI. The Alcazar also has the most powerful petrol engine in the segment.