Hyundai just unveiled the name of their first 7-seater SUV for India. As we previously expected, the new SUV will be called Alcazar. Now, for the first time, the cabin of the Alcazar has been spied. The spy shots are from Autocar India and it gives us a glimpse of how the new cabin of the Alcazar will look when compared to the Creta on which it is based.
The version that was spied was the 6-seater version which came with captain seats for the rear. As we can see in the spy shot that it gets high-quality dual-tone, black and beige captain seats with ISOFIX mounts. The door pads are still covered with camouflage. What we are seeing for the first time on an Indian 7-seater SUV is a centre console for the second-row. We can see that there is an armrest placed on it which comes with soft-touch material and there are two cupholders in front of it. There is also some space behind the cupholders which can be used for storing your wallet or mobile phone. The space in between should also function as a wireless charger for a mobile phone.
In the second picture, we get a look at the third row of seats. In which there are adjustable headrests and they also get the same high-quality dual-tone upholstery as the second-row seats. It seems like headroom should not be an issue for the third-row, but the knee room can be a bit less. However, it should be safe to assume that the second-row seats will come with recline and the seats will also move forward as there is no space between the captain seats because of the centre console. So, to get to the third-row, you must move the second row and get inside. Hyundai has increased the size of the rear overhang to accommodate the third-row seats, which should help in liberating space in the cabin. However, what still remains in the question is the boot space on offer with the third-row seats folded up.
The feature list is also expected to stay the same as Creta. However, being a more expensive SUV, Hyundai might add some new features. As of now, the Alcazar is expected to come with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, digital instrument cluster, wireless charger, air purifier, cruise control, traction control, stability control, automatic LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps and LED tail lamps and much more.
Powering the Hyundai Alcazar will be the same set of engines that we have seen on the Creta. So, there will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.4-litre turbocharged, direct-injection petrol engine. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 115 PS and 250 Nm. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 115 PS and 144 Nm whereas the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 140 PS and 242 Nm. All the engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. The naturally aspirated petrol engine will get a CVT automatic transmission, the diesel engine will get a torque converter automatic and the turbo petrol will get a 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic gearbox. The Creta 7-seater is expected to be priced around Rs. 13.2 lakhs ex-showroom. It will compete against MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the upcoming Mahindra XUV500.