Hyundai is getting ready to launch the new 7-seater SUV, Alcazar in the Indian market. While the Alcazar is based on the popular Hyundai Creta SUV, the 7-seater comes with its fair share of differences on the outside, the interiors as well as the powertrain. Here are complete details of the Hyundai Alcazar.
Key Highlights of the Exterior & Interior
The Hyundai Alcazar will come with key differentiating factors on the exterior of the SUV such as a new radiator grille with a bold cascade design, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a completely new haunch with new taillamp signatures. The SUV also comes with LED indicators on the ORVMs, trapezoidal wheel arches and body contours similar to the Creta SUV. On the inside, the Alcazar comes with the option of 6 and 7 seat options. The SUV also comes with a large touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, automatic climate control air-conditioning, contoured and ventilated front seats, etc.
Interior Features & Seating
The SUV features a cockpit feel on the interiors and with the 2670mm long wheelbase, the Alcazar gets roomy interiors for 7 passengers including the driver. The SUV features ventilated front row seats and air conditioning vents with speed control in the third row. The third-row seats come with a 50:50 split option and the 1st-row seats come with a seatback tray. The 2nd row will feature the captain seat options in the 6-seater model and a bench seat in the 7-seater model. The 2nd-row seats also get slide with recline and even in the third row, the Alcazar comes with a seatback recline option making the seating versatile and flexible. The middle row seat also comes with a one-touch tip and tumble fold for easy ingress and egress. The 6-seater with the captain seats also comes with a premium console armrest with bottle holders and armrest storage space. The Alcazar also comes with 180-litre boot space for luggage.
Engine & Suspension
Powering the Alcazar will be a third-generation NU 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 159 PS of power. The Alcazar will also come with a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine that produces 115 PS of power. The engines will come with two gearbox options – a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The brand also revealed that the Final Gear Ratio (FGR) of the 6-speed manual transmission has been optimised for enhanced performance. The 6-speed Manual Transmission also gets a triple cone synchro and TGS (Transmission Gear Shift) lever stopper for superior shift quality. The super-flat torque converter on the 6-speed automatic transmission also reduces power loss during acceleration. The larger Alcazar also comes with a tweaked suspension, a McPherson unit on the front with Hydraulic Rebound Stopper and an upright rear shock absorber for better control and plush ride. The Alcazar also features different steering effort mapping for Eco, City and Sport modes.
The Hyundai Alcazar features a Ring Structure in the Engine room, the B-Pillar and the D-Pillar that increases the rigidity of the SUV enhancing the handling and stability of the Alcazar. The brand also uses 75.6 % Advanced and High-Strength Steel (AHSS & HSS) creating a superstructure enabling the SUV to live up to its name which translates as Fortress in Spanish. Furthermore, the brand also uses Hot Stamping parts for frontal crash energy flow as well as strengthened connectivity for side impact strength. The underbody of the SUV is also designed to absorb and disperse impact energy.