Hyundai has started the deliveries of their latest SUV, the Alcazar. The SUV is priced a bit higher than its competitors but that is not stopping the sales. Hyundai has reported that they have already received 11,000 bookings for the Alcazar. They have sold over 5,600 units since the launch that happened on 18th June. Diesel is still a more popular choice among buyers as 63 percent of the bookings are for diesel engines. One third of customers have opted for the top-end Signature variant.
The Alcazar starts at Rs. 16.30 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 20.14 lakhs ex-showroom. At first, the Alcazar might seem a bit expensive but that is because there is no “base” variant. So, even the lower-spec Prestige variant comes equipped with a lot of equipment. After Prestige, there is Platinum as the mid-spec variant while the top-end variant is the Signature.
“Hyundai ALCAZAR has received an overwhelming response from customers with over 11 000 Bookings received in less than a month since its launch. This superlative response showcases our customer’s affinity towards a high value, versatile and premium package that Hyundai ALCAZAR epitomizes perfectly. We are truly humbled and grateful to our customers who have chosen to live the Grand life with the Hyundai ALCAZAR. So far we have already sold over 5 600 units of Hyundai ALCAZAR in the market and with the addition of this 6 & 7 Seater SUV to our line up, we are now offering our valued Indian Customers a stellar range of multiple SUVs which will help us to further fortify our SUV leadership in India.” said Mr Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
Engine and Transmissions
Hyundai is offering the Alcazar with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine is a naturally aspirated unit that produces 159 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 191 Nm. The diesel engine produces 115 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
To differentiate and provide a more premium experience, the Alcazar’s interior is finished in Black and Brown interiors. You get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob even with the lower-spec variant. There is a 7-inch digital driver’s display while the higher-spec variants get a larger and more intuitive 10.25-inch driver’s display.
It comes with 64 colour ambient lighting, metal door scuff plates, a smart key, push-button to start/stop, cruise control, automatic climate control, wireless charger and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The higher variants also come with a Bose premium speaker system. Hyundai is also offering a voice-enabled panoramic sunroof as standard with the Alcazar.
You can get the Alcazar as a 6-seater or a 7-seater. The 6-seater version comes with captain chairs for the second row. There is also a dedicated centre console for the second-row occupants. We are seeing this feature for the very first time. The centre console itself comes with a wireless charger, two cupholders, storage and an armrest.