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Hyundai Alcazar’s most expensive variant launched

As a response to customer feedback, it looks like Hyundai has added a seven-seater version for the top-spec Signature (O) variant for the petrol-automatic powertrain configuration. Leaked information shows that the new seven-seater Hyundai Alcazar Signature (O) petrol automatic will be available at an on-road price of Rs 24.97 lakh in Bengaluru.

Hyundai Alcazar’s most expensive variant launched

The details on T-BHP shows that the new variant gives an additional option for those who were impressed with the features of the top-spec Signature (O) variant but shied away from it as it was not available with a flat bench in the middle row. Until now, the seven-seater configuration was available only in the manual versions of base Prestige and mid-spec Platinum variants. With this new variant, the seven-seater configuration is added to the petrol-automatic variant lineup for the first time.

At this price, this new seven-seater version is a slightly more affordable option for the top-spec Signature (O), which was available only with a six-seater configuration until now. Despite having the additional capacity of a single person, the seven-seater version costs lesser than the six-seater version, as the latter has captain seats with a unique centre console in the middle, which also houses an additional wireless charging pad for smartphones.

Loaded with features

Hyundai Alcazar’s most expensive variant launched

Apart from that, the seven-seater Hyundai Alcazar Signature (O) will be available with all the bells and whistles available in the six-seater version also. The list of features includes LED headlamps and tail lamps, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, ventilated front seats, full TFT instrument console, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, powered driver’s seat and push start-stop button.

The powertrain option for this new variant is the same combination of a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The engine is powerful enough to produce a maximum power output of 157 bhp and a torque output of 191 Nm. This new variant will strengthen the Hyundai Alcazar against other rivals like Mahindra XUV700 and MG Hector Plus.

The Alcazar is longer than Creta by as much as 200mm compared to the Creta. The extension of the body is not just the increment in the overhangs of the vehicle. Hyundai has in fact increased the wheelbase by 150mm too. The ground clearance is up by 10mm while the height is now 40mm higher. The width of the Alcazar remains the same.

The rear of the Alcazar does look interesting in many ways. First off, you notice the big all-LED tail lamps. The design of the tail lamps is such that it incorporates the front grille texture. The split lamps do look quite good. There is an Alcazar nameplate that runs across the rear width of the vehicle. The twin exhausts and the shape of the bumper do add a sporty touch to the overall design.