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Hyundai Alcazar 7 seat SUV’s test runs come to an end: Launch days away

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Hyundai will soon launch the all-new 7-seater Alcazar in the Indian market. The car will be officially unveiled this month in the Indian market. But before that, Hyundai has officially announced that the testing of the Alcazar comes to an end and it is ready to enter production.

Hyundai is testing the Alcazar for a long time in the Indian market now. There are numerous pictures that show the Alcazar’s camouflaged test mule in various locations across India. The Alcazar’s test runs now comes to an end. Hyundai has also revealed that the Alcazar was wearing a unique “castle-themed” camouflage cover. Interestingly, the Alcazar, which is positioned as a premium luxury product from the brand will be unveiled at a castle-themed location.

The Alcazar is tested through various terrains and locations in India. Hyundai claims that the car is tested on rough roads, fast-paced highways, and hilly terrains that complete overall the terrain across the country. Hyundai also says that they have tested the vehicle in extreme and challenging weather conditions to ensure that it delivers the best built.

Hyundai has also released a video of the Alcazar showing how it can take on the different terrains. In the video, we can spot a few production form highlights too. The car gets dual-tone alloy wheels, a new D-pillar, larger windows, all-LED headlamps, and more. While the details are not known, the Alcazar will get a long list of features too as all the other Hyundai products.

Will get a more powerful petrol engine

New details from a T-BHP report that claims that the all-new Alcazar will get a more powerful petrol engine when compared to the Creta. Hyundai will use the 2.0-litre petrol engine with the Alcazar that produces a maximum power of 152 PS and peak torque of 192 Nm. This is a naturally-aspirated engine and it is also available with the other Hyundai cars like the Tucson and the Elantra.

While there are no further details on this, Hyundai may also offer the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is available with the top-end Hyundai Creta. The high-performance engine produces a maximum power of 140 PS and a peak torque of 242 Nm. When it comes to the automatic transmission options, the Alcazar is likely to offer different transmission with different engine options. The Hyundai Creta gets a CVT, a torque converter and a 7-speed DCT. The Alcazar may get similar options too.

Hyundai Alcazar

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The Hyundai Alcazar shares its platform with the Hyundai Creta. It will take on the likes of Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and even the upcoming all-new Mahindra XUV500 that will be launched in the coming few months.

The price of the Alcazar is likely to be around Rs 1.5 lakh more expensive than the respective variants of the Creta. The Alcazar will offer all the features that the Creta offers and there will even more than that. The exact details we will get to know in first week of April. The all-new Hyundai Creta has become a popular choice in the market. The seven-seater Alcazar is likely to push the sales of Hyundai even more.