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Hyundai Alcazar: Taking delivery of Hyundai’s latest 7-seater SUV [video]

Hyundai is a well established brand in Indian market. They have a variety of models in their portfolio and are known for introducing unique features in their vehicles. One of the recent launches from the brand is the Alcazar SUV. This is a 6 or 7 seater SUV that is meant to compete with cars like Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari. Even before launch, Hyundai had started dispatching Alcazar SUV to the dealerships and we have seen images of the same as well. Hyundai has now launched the Alcazar and we have a video where a customer is sharing his experience after taking the delivery of his brand new Hyundai Alcazar.

The video has been uploaded by Power Racer on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger shows a family taking delivery of a brand new Alcazar. This is probably delivery of India’s first Hyundai Alcazar. Hyundai has been accepting bookings for this SUV officially and now they have started delivering the vehicles. Vlogger starts by asking why did the customer actually buy Hyundai Alcazar while there were other options available in the market.

The customer replies to the question by saying that, he has a large family and they were looking for a 7-seater SUV for quite some time. They considered SUVs from other brands but, they were not fully convinced with any of them. They had even planned to settle for Hyundai Creta as they had good experience with the brand in the past. When they came to know that Hyundai is coming up with a 7-seater SUV they decided to wait for it to launch and then finally bought it.

The family says that, they are quite happy with the SUV as of now. It offers decent list of features and has enough space as well. Just like any other 7-seater SUV, the third row seats are apt for children and not adults. The version customer has bought in this video is the Prestige 7-seater diesel manual version. This is the base variant of Alcazar and it is priced at Rs 16.53 lakh, ex-showroom. Customer had suggestion that, Hyundai could have offered a bit more features at this price  point. They also mentioned that, Hyundai could have launched a cheaper model of Alcazar to make it more accessible.

Another concern the customer has at the moment is the engine. All the other 7-seater diesel SUVs in the segment are powered by a 2.0 litre or a bigger diesel engine but, the Alcazar gets the same 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine that is seen in Creta. Other than this, they really liked the overall fit and finish and the cabin colour theme. It looks a lot more premium than regular version.

Hyundai is offering Alcazar SUV in Prestige, Prestige(O), Platinum, Platinum (O), Signature and Signature (O) trims. Hyundai is offering tri-beam LED headlamps, LED DRLs, panoramic sunroof as standard. A 7 inch digital supervision cluster is available in lower variants while the higher version get a 10.25 inch fully digital instrument cluster. Like any other Hyundai, Alcazar also offers several segment first features. One such feature is the wireless charging for second row passengers.

Hyundai Alcazar petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre engine that is already doing duties in Elantra. This engine generates 159 Ps and 191 nmof torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options are available with manual and diesel engine options. Price for Hyundai Alcazar start at Rs 16.30 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 19.99 lakh, ex-showroom.