Hyundai Alcazar SUV spied in the yard ahead of launch

Hyundai Alcazar will be going to launch on June 18th. The new SUV can be considered as a 7-seater version of the Creta but Hyundai has worked quite a bit to differentiate between the two SUVs. Hyundai has started dispatching the Alacar’s units to the dealership’s yard. Here, we have a video of the Alcazar at a dealership’s yard without any camouflage. The Alcazar will be going against the MG Hector Plus and the Tata Safari.

The Alcazar will be getting a different digital driver’s display than the Creta. The Alcazar’s 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster is expected to have more customizability. It will also have a blind view monitor that will project a video feed of what is coming from behind directly into the digital instrument cluster. This can come in very handy as it helps in avoiding blind spots. The camera can show the feed from the right as well as from the left side. The Alcazar will also come with a 360-degree parking camera which will be very useful in parking the big SUV.

It will also come with puddle lamps that will project Hyundai’s logo on the ground when you unlock the vehicle. Hyundai has also added ambient lighting with 64 colour options to the cabin. If you get the manual gearbox then you also get an electronic parking brake. Whereas, for the automatic variants, Hyundai is offering steering-mounted paddle shifters. The touchscreen infotainment unit is the same one that is found on the Creta. It measures 10.25-inches and comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and BlueLink connected car technology. It will be connected to a Bose speaker system.

Hyundai Alcazar SUV spied in the yard ahead of launch

The Alcazar will be offered as a 6-seater or a 7-seater. We also get a clear look at the central console that is placed between the captain seats in the 6-seater version. This is a first in segment feature and the central console houses a wireless charger and two cupholders. There is also an air purifier with an AQI display. The third row will be suitable for small children only. It would also come with a panoramic sunroof. The cabin theme is different from the Creta. It boasts a darker brown colour with black and also has soft-touch materials over the touchpoints to provide a more upmarket feel to the occupants.

Beside the gear knob, there is a rotary knob for the drive modes and the traction modes. Hyundai offers three drive modes and three traction modes. There is Comfort, Sport and Eco for drive modes whereas for traction modes there is Sand, Snow and Mud.

The Alcazar will be offered with two engine options. There is a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 159 PS of max power and 192 Nm of peak torque whereas the diesel engine produces 15 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 250 Nm. Both the engine options will be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

The fuel efficiency for the petrol engine is rated at  14.5 kmpl with manual gearbox and 14.2 kmpl with the automatic gearbox. The diesel engine delivers better fuel efficiency at 20.4 kmpl for the manual gearbox and 18.1 kmpl with automatic transmission.