Hyundai has introduced the all-new Alcazar in India.
Based on the Creta, the crossover is billed as a premium SUV that combines space and performance with safety and technology.
The similarities to the Creta are clearly visible as both models have similar bodywork and colored C-pillar accents. However, the Alcazar is distinguished by a revised grille and unique lighting units. The model is also significantly longer as its wheelbase has reportedly been stretched by 5.9 inches (150 mm).
Thanks to the increased dimensions, the Alcazar offers six- and seven-passenger seating configurations. Hyundai also noted the second-row seats slide, while models equipped with second-row captain’s chairs offer a first-in-segment rear center console.
Hyundai didn’t say much else about the interior, but it appears to largely carryover from the Creta. This means we can expect a digital speedometer, a 10.25-inch infotainment system and a wireless smartphone charger.
Under the hood, there will be two different engines that can be connected to six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions. The 2.0-liter petrol produces 157 hp (117 kW / 159 PS) and 141 lb-ft (191 Nm) of torque, and this enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than ten seconds.
Customers can also opt for a 1.5-liter diesel that develops 113 hp (85 kW / 115 PS) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. While it’s likely slow as molasses, Hyundai said it offers best-in-segment fuel efficiency.