Just yesterday, Hyundai Alcazar's bookings in India started, might we add, officially this time. Now, we hear there's a confirmed launch date as well. While Hyundai India still refuses to share an official Hyundai Alcazar launch date, but new reports have emerged, claiming the event has been scheduled for 18 June. So, if these reports are to be believed, we will know Hyundai Alcazar SUV's price in India in a little over a week. Swell! We say that because the upcoming 7 seater SUV in India will mark the company's foray into a segment that has become increasingly popular among the masses. Upon its formal arrival, the upcoming Hyundai SUV in India will square off against names such as Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, etc.
Expected to be offered across a total of six trim levels, namely, Signature, Signature (O), Prestige, Prestige (O), Platinum, and Platinum (O), the new Alcazar SUV will be available with two seating options: Six- and seven-seater. Though based on the Hyundai Creta SUV, the upcoming SUV in India gets a 150 mm longer wheelbase –- to make space for the third row, of course. As for the design, the automaker has made plenty of styling changes in order to differentiate Alcazar from the Creta. The list of changes includes a different grille, a revised front bumper, bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, new wraparound tail lights, faux dual exhaust tips, etc.
Inside, the dual tone interior will come loaded with a world of equipment, based on the variant you choose, of course. Nonetheless, here are some of Hyundai Alcazar's features: 10.25-inch multi-information display, Bose Premium Sound System (8 speakers), Air purifier with AQI display, Front row seatback table with retractable cup-older and IT device holder, Voice-enabled smart panoramic sunroof, Drive modes: Comfort, Eco, and Sport, Traction control modes: Snow, Sand, and Sport, 64 colours ambient lighting, and Hyundai Blue Link connected car system.
Hyundai Alcazar will be offered with a choice between one petrol engine and one diesel unit. The petrol motor will be a 2.0-litre MPI engine belts out 157 bhp and 191 Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre diesel engine delivers 113 bhp and 250 Nm of maximum torque. Hyundai will offer both these engines with the options of a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic transmission.