Hyundai which has several SUVs in the Indian market launched their 7-seater SUV Alcazar last year. It is actually an extended version of Creta which is one of the best selling mid-size SUVs in the segment. Alcazar also got a decent response from customers and is doing well in terms of sales. An year after the launch, Hyundai is now working on a facelift for the Alcazar and a test mule was recently spotted testing abroad. Some of the changes that would be seen in the Alcazar are visible in the spy pictures. Hyundai Alcazar competes with cars like MG Hector Plus, Kia Carens, Mahindra XUV700 and even the Scorpio N.
The spy pictures of the Alcazar facelift have surfaced online and it looks like the exterior of the car won’t be getting any major changes in terms of design. The front fascia of the car has been redesigned. The wider front grille on the Alcazar has been revised and it now looks slightly sleeker than before. Other than the revised front grille design, there are no other changes visible on the SUV. The facelift version of the SUV was spotted testing without any camouflage.
The Hyundai Alcazar facelift still gets the same tri-beam LED headlamps, split boomerang shaped LED DRLs, muscular looking front bumper and so on. In the facelift model, there is a chrome slat that divides the front grille from the middle. The turn indicators and the fog lamps are placed on the lower part of the bumper. The SUV continues to get dual-tone alloy wheels, all LED split jewel type tail lamps, faux skid plates and so on. The Alcazar branding on chrome applique on tail gates are the same as before.
Other than the slightly revised grille, there are no major changes on the SUV from the outside. It is not clear whether Hyundai will start offering a much more in terms of interior features. The Alcazar currently offers features like panoramic sunroof, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system, 10.25 inch fully digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charging for both front and rear, automatic climate control, 360 degree camera, ventilated seats, connected car features and so on. All these features will be carried forward to the facelift version as well. Other than these features, there are even rumours that the Alcazar facelift is expected to come with ADAS features too. Currently, Hyundai offers ADAS feature with the fourth generation Tucson only.
Hyundai is not expected to change the engine and transmission on Alcazar. It will be offered with a 2.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine. The 2.0 litre petrol engine generates 158 Bhp and 196 Nm of torque. The diesel engine on Alcazar generates 113 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both engine options are available with manual and automatic transmission options. Hyundai Alcazar has been spotted testing in South Korea and it is expected to come to India sometime next year. Hyundai recently launched the fourth generation Tucson in the market. The starting price for the all-new Tucson is Rs 27.69 lakh, ex-showroom.