Hyundai is all set to unveil their 7-seater SUV in India on 7th April in Rajasthan. The manufacturer recently teased a camouflaged version of the Alcazar ahead of the unveiling. The new SUV will be based on the Creta. Till now everyone was expecting that it will be using the same engines as the Creta. However, as per Autocar India, that is not true. The Alcazar will be using the 2.0-litre petrol engine from the Elantra premium sedan and the Tucson SUV.
The Alcazar will be using the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 152 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 192 Nm. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Hyundai has taken the decision of using a more powerful engine because Alcazar is a bigger vehicle than the Creta. So, it would require that added power and torque that the more powerful 2.0-litre engine would offer.
There will also be a 1.5-litre diesel engine on offer. It is the same engine that we have seen on the Hyundai Creta. The engine will produce 115 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 250 Nm. It will also be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The engine will be tuned differently because the Alcazar is a much bigger and heavier vehicle than the Creta. We have also seen the same diesel engine on other vehicles such as Kia Seltos, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and Hyundai Verna also uses the same diesel engine.
When compared, the Creta is offered with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 113 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 144 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic gearbox. There is also a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with direct injection offered on Creta. It puts out 138 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 242 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic gearbox. Interestingly, this engine and the gearbox is also not offered with the Alcazar.
The design of the Alcazar will be similar to the Creta. At the front, there will be a different grille with more chrome for a more up-market look. There will also be a different fog lamp housing and a slimmer faux skid plate. At the side, profile there will be a new alloy wheel design, which will be an inch larger than what we have seen on the Creta and the rear overhang will also be larger to accommodate the third row of seats. The rear of the SUV will be redone entirely. The tailgate will be more upright and will come with a new set of LED tail lamps.
The interior will get a different theme for the cabin. It will also come with captain seats for the second-row. The Alcazar will be the first SUV in its segment to offer a centre console for the second-row occupants.
Via Autocar India