The fact that Hyundai has been readying a 7-seater SUV was hidden from none. The car that is based on the Hyundai Creta was in the news for many months in the past. Regular spy shots of the car surfaced, again and again, hinting at an imminent reveal. Finally, the day has come and the Alcazar has been unveiled today. Although not everything has been spilled by the brand regarding the Alcazar, still many important aspects have been shared. In this article, we will discuss the Hyundai Alcazar and see what Hyundai is offering with this 7-seater.
The Hyundai Alcazar is based on the brand’s current design language ‘Sensuous Sportiness’. The Alcazar looks very similar to the Hyundai Creta from the front, however, minor cosmetic changes have been done in order to give the 7-seater its uniqueness. The main headlamp unit has been tweaked a little bit. Also, the front grille although follows the same hexagonal design, however, now blends with the headlamp unit. The bumpers have also been changed in order to give it the premium look. Along with the bumpers, the fog design setup has also been tweaked and they complement the overall look of the car.
The car sits on 18-inch wheels. Interestingly, the alloy wheels that were showcased on the Creta’s ix25 concept have been given to the Alcazar. Also, the 7-seater will get a chrome side stepper that will further enhance the premium appeal that Hyundai has kept with the Alcazar. The 7-seater will also come with the best-in-segment wheelbase at 2760mm.
The Hyundai Alcazar will come with 6-seater and 7-seater configurations. Hyundai has also given a lot of focus to the interior feel of the cabin. Many elements will come together in order to improve the experience of the cabin. The underbody of the 7-seater has been designed to absorb and disperse the impact from the road. Also, the engine room, B-pillar & D-pillar are based on a Ring structural design, that will improve handling & stability, ultimately providing a smooth ride quality. The front strut features a hydraulic rebound stopper that will allow for a better rebound control, again providing a plush ride.
Along with this, other tweaks have been done in order to control NVH levels inside the cabin. The driveshaft has been fine-tuned to provide damping that will ensure controlled acceleration noise. A segment-first centre console armrest for the 2nd-row has also been provided in the cabin. Also, sliding seats have been provided, allowing the passengers to adjust legroom according to their convenience. The seats have also been designed to provide superior thigh and lateral support.
Along with premium interiors and bold looks, the Alcazar has also been developed keeping safety in mind. The structure of the Hyundai Alcazar has been made using 75.6% Advanced and High-Strength Steel that to provide strength and durability to the car. The frame of the car has also been given focus in order to provide better front & side impact strength. Number of airbags is not out yet but we expect more than six to be a part of the package.
The Hyundai Alcazar will be powered by a 3rd-gen Nu 2.0-lire petrol engine that is capable of making 157bhp and 191Nm of torque. It will also get a 1.5-litre U2 diesel engine that will be capable of making 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. Both these engines will come paired with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. The automatic transmission will provide performance without compromising on fuel efficiency. The diesel engine will offer the best-in-segment fuel efficiency. Fun fact – The 2.0-litre petrol engine when paired with the manual gearbox will be able to do 0-100kmph in under 10 seconds.
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