Hyundai is currently working on a 7-seater version of the Creta which might be called Alcazar. In a new spy video, we get a first clear look at the rear of the new SUV. It is still camouflaged by we can get an idea about how the SUV will look on the road. The video has been uploaded by Motorbeam on their YouTube channel. The Alcazar will be the first 7-seater family SUV from the Korean manufacturer. It will sit just below their flagship SUV, the Tucson. The Alcazar is expected to launch in the second half of 2021.
In the video, we can see the redesigned tailgate which is now much more upright. The Creta 7-seater also comes with roof rails and we can also see the new diamond-cut alloy wheels. The SUV will come with split LED tail lamps, a high mounted third brake light and a shark-fin antenna. Because of these additions, there will also be a revised new bumper. The rear overhang of the Alcazar is quite long when compared to the Creta. This and the more upright tailgate has been done to accommodate the third-row of seats. The new design also helps in opening more headroom and legroom for the third-row occupants. Moreover, the rear quarter glass is now bigger so that the occupants sitting in the third-row do not feel claustrophobic.
From the front, the SUV will carry the same C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamp and LED headlamp whereas the grille will be revised to have more chrome so that it looks much more premium. The indicators and the fog lamps will be placed in the lower half of the bumper. The side profile will stay the same with chrome door handles, turn indicators on outside rearview mirrors etc. The only difference will be the new set of alloy wheels and a longer rear overhang. There will be changes to the interior also so that it does look more premium than before. For instance, it might get some kind of wooden insert for the dashboard. It will offer a regular bench seat which will seat three people at once or there will also an option of two captain chairs for the second row.
It will come with loads of features which will be carried over from Creta. So, it will come with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and BlueLink connectivity, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, rear disc brakes, tyre pressure monitoring system and a lot more. Higher variants will also come with a digital instrument cluster, Bose premium sound system, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charger, air purifier, leather upholstery, push-button to start/stop, front parking sensors, traction control, stability program and upto 6 airbags.
Hyundai Alcazar will come with the same engine options as the Creta. There will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.4-litre turbocharged, direct-injection petrol engine. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 115 PS and 144 Nm whereas the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 140 PS and 242 Nm. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 115 PS and 250 Nm. All the engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. The naturally aspirated petrol engine will get a CVT automatic transmission, the diesel engine will get a torque converter automatic and the turbo petrol will get a 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic gearbox. The Creta 7-seater is expected to be priced around Rs. 13.2 lakhs ex-showroom. It will go against the likes of MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the upcoming Mahindra XUV500.