Bookings for the much-anticipated Hyundai Alcazar SUV have officially begun in India, today on June 9, 2021, for a token amount of ₹ 25,000. Essentially the three-row version of the second-generation Hyundai Creta, the new Alcazar will be offered as both, a 6- and 7-seater SUV. Prospective customers can pre-book the new Alcazar by either visiting a Hyundai showroom (the open ones) or by visiting the company’s ‘Click to Buy’ website. While the company has not announced the launch details, however, it is expected to go on sale in India later this month.
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Announcing the commencement of bookings for the Alcazar, Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service) Hyundai Motor India said, “Our customers chose to live the Hyundai SUV life with brands such as Creta, Venue, Tucson and Kona Electric, resulting in Hyundai becoming the highest selling SUV manufacturer in India, in 2020. Today we are pleased to open the bookings for Hyundai Alcazar, our Premium 6- and 7-seater SUV will offer our customers quality time, making travelling together, a more memorable and fun experience.”
We have already driven the Hyundai Alcazar and have also shared the experience of our brief drive. You can read all about that on the carandbike website. Visually, the Alcazar shares most of its design and styling cues with the Creta, however, we get to see some differentiating elements in the form of a new cascading grille, slightly restyled LED headlamps, along with an updated bumper and foglamps. The profile is also different, the obvious reason being it’s longer now, in fact even the wheelbase has increased by 150 mm, which was so far unheard of in this segment. The SUV also get a new design element at the rear, with the addition of the quarter glass, while at the rear we get new LED taillights that look much nicer, and a twin-tipped exhaust.
The Alcazar is also loaded with a host of smart features like – a 10.25-inch infotainment display, Bose sound system, Air purifier with AQI display, a retractable table for second-row passengers, new sliding sun visor, rear window sunshade, and side footstep. The SUV will also come with a voice-enabled smart sunroof, which will be part of the BlueLink connected car tech, one-touch tip & tumble second-row seats (optional captain seats), multi-drive mode (Comfort, Eco, Sport), traction control modes (Snow, Sand, Mud). Other creature comforts include – puddle lamps with Hyundai logo projection, 64 colour ambient display, an 8-way adjustable power driver seat.
The Hyundai Alcazar will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre unit churning out 157 bhp and 191 Nm of torque. The oil burner, on the other hand, is a 1.5-litre unit that is capable of pushing out 113 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both engines will be offered with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission,