Hyundai is all set to launch their upcoming 7-seater SUV, Alcazar in the Indian market. They have already opened the bookings for an amount of Rs. 25,000 which is refundable. The Alcazar will be competing against the recently launched Tata Safari and the MG Hector Plus. Hyundai also released some new pictures and a teaser video that shows the new Alcazar.
The Alcazar is based on the same platform as the Creta but it is longer and has a longer wheelbase. Its wheelbase measures 2,760 mm which is the longest in its segment. This should make for a good amount of knee room for the occupants. The Alcazar will be offered as a 6-seater and a 7-seater vehicle.
The 6-seater setup will get two captain chairs for the second row. Between the captain, chairs will be a central console which we are seeing for the first time in this segment. The central console will have two cup holders, a wireless charger for the mobile phone and an armrest. The captain chairs will come with 60:40 split seats also.
The cabin theme for the Alcazar is different from the Creta. The Creta has a black and beige theme whereas the Alcazar has a black and brown theme which looks more premium. If you opt for the 7-seater version you get a central armrest and One Touch Tip and Tumble Seats that can help in easy ingress and egress for the third-row occupants.
The Alcazar also comes with a Front Row Seatback Table with a retractable cup-holder, rear AC vents, and sunshades. There are also side footsteps which makes it easier to get in and out of the vehicle. Hyundai is also offering an air purifier system with AQI display and front sun visors with sliding function.
It will also come with a panoramic sunroof which will let in a lot of light to the cabin. This will make sure that the cabin does not feel claustrophobic because of the dark coloured upholstery. You would be able to open and close the panoramic sunroof through voice commands.
Up-front there will be a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will also come with Blue Link connected car technology. Then there are the soft-touch materials used for the dashboard and the door pads. The driver would get a digital instrument cluster with a multi-function steering wheel. The SUV also comes with cruise control, automatic climate control, 64 colours for the ambient lighting, voice commands and much more.
Hyundai Alcazar looks like a bigger version of the Creta. It has the same overall design. So, the front end is very similar to the Creta. It gets the same LED headlamps as LED Daytime Running Lamps. However, the grille, the faux skid plate and the fog lamp housing are different.
It is the rear where there are the most prominent changes. It gets wrap-around LED tail lamps which are completely different from the Creta. There are twin-exhaust tips and a larger faux skid plate. The Alcazar also runs on a different larger set of alloy wheels.