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Hyundai Alcazar: The First Encounter



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The new Hyundai Alcazar is anticipated to be launched in India in a matter of few weeks



The Hyundai Alcazar is right here. Well, virtually, and in order has change into customary today it appears we should start with a have a look at the camouflaged automobile, earlier than we are able to see the uncovered one. While I’ll admit that we have been proven an uncovered one too, on the occasion in Bishangarh – near Jaipur, Rajasthan. And additionally I drove it, thoughts you. Very briefly. Yes – transient is the theme in the present day! So am I calling this a primary look? Well now that may be fairly ridiculous as a result of for a primary look you would need to truly be capable of ‘look’ on the complete automobile! Now, is that this a primary drive impression? Yes okay I drove the automobile just a little bit – however not sufficient to inform you every little thing you want to learn about it. So, what I’m I doing right here in the present day? Telling you every little thing we at present know in regards to the Alcazar that has been strategically revealed by Hyundai to start encashing on its anticipation.

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The Hyundai Alcazar identify comes from the time period used for Portuguese or Spanish Moorish castles

It all started with the imagery of castles and royalty when the Hyundai Alcazar teasers first hit a couple of weeks in the past. And that is what Hyundai desires you assume if you consider the Alcazar – named for Portuguese or Spanish Moorish castles. So being on the magnificent Bishangarh Fort lodge was solely becoming I suppose. The Alcazar can be Hyundai’s subsequent launch – in a matter of weeks.

Engine

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The Hyundai Alcazar will get a model new 2-litre petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre diesel motor borrowed from the Creta

The Alcazar shares rather a lot with the Creta and but is a unique animal – focused at a unique purchaser says Hyundai. So moreover the plain distinction – which is dimension – the Alcazar additionally will get its personal powertrain – the place additionally dimension issues. You have a model new larger, naturally aspirated 2-litre petrol that makes 157 bhp and 191 Nm of peak torque. And that is the engine I obtained an opportunity to drive for round 10 minutes. Seems promising, however I would like extra time with it. The trace of physique roll was a priority for me, however not overly. Ride high quality additionally appears promising, as did rear seat consolation on the go. The variant I drove was a 6-seater with captain seats in row two. And sure – I did expertise the rear seats whereas the automobile was transferring.

Also Read: 2021 Hyundai Alcazar 7-Seater SUV Showcased In A Unique Castle Themed Camouflage

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The new Hyundai Alcazar additionally comes with a brand new twin-tailpipe setup that provides a sporty contact to the SUV

Yes there may be undoubtedly a diesel Alcazar too – that makes use of the acquainted 1.5 litre U2 VGT motor we all know from the Creta and plenty of others. Same energy output and torque (113 bhp, 250 Nm) as on the Creta, however Hyundai says it has shorter gear ratios. I can verify that once I get to drive one. Transmission choices embody a 6-speed auto or handbook on each gasoline varieties. And sure meaning no 7-Speed DCT or twin clutch – and no turbo petrol engine both. But Hyundai goes for phase greatest mileage figures on each gasoline varieties. We haven’t got these numbers as but, simply the promise.

Tech and Interior

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The Alcazar we drove was the 6-seater model with captain seats in row two, nevertheless we won’t present you that for the time being

It is a 3 row SUV – we all know that. And we additionally know that Hyundai has stated there can be a six and a seven-seater configuration. The second row captain seats can be elective. But what has obtained me – the 2760 mm wheelbase. On the Creta it’s 2610. So meaning 150 mm more room between the wheels. That’s in contrast to most different three-row SUVs, which appear to keep up the identical wheelbase on each the 5 or 7 seater variant. So you will be positive – you are getting just a little more room within the Hyundai Alcazar cabin – than on the Creta. That can also be as a result of the rear overhang is longer. We haven’t got the total dimensions but, however visually you’ll be able to inform it’s greater than on the Creta. You even have an additional quarter fixed-glass window for row three – making a d-pillar for the look of extra cargo and cabin area. Yes meaning boot area may even be an entire lot extra beneficiant.

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Among different inside parts, the Hyundai Alcazar additionally will get the identical sized panoramic sunroof because the Creta

The Hyundai Alcazar’s inside will function an entire host of options like ventilated entrance seats, and AC vents for all three rows. Also anticipate Creta-like tools on infotainment, together with a Bose sound system and the identical sized panoramic sunroof. But anticipate a plusher cabin general.

Safety

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The new Alcazar is larger than the Creta and Hyundai has used 75 per cent excessive power and superior excessive power metal in its building

The Alcazar’s physique makes use of over 75 per cent excessive power and superior excessive power metal. So it guarantees extra safety. But once more we should await extra particulars on all the protection tools. I do anticipate the highest spec to have extra tools like stability management and a number of airbags, moreover ISOFIX baby seat anchors, and so forth.

Design

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The new Hyundai Alcazar comes with LED headlamps and alloy wheels, nevertheless the steel sculpting is a tad completely different alongside the perimeters

The face has a bolder and larger grille, and but the lights and face will remind of the Creta right away. The steel sculpting is a tad completely different alongside the perimeters – I’ve seen the unwrapped automobile too keep in mind? You can nonetheless see the alloy wheel sample, and the door deal with – it has just a little steel trim on it. Expect related colors because the Creta, however possibly one-odd signature shade too. At the again is the place the automobile appears utterly completely different. And the massive motive for that, is the taillight; as additionally completely different design and trim on the tailgate. There is probably going quite a lot of chrome and but the width implied by it can assist the automobile look bolder. I’m relieved that it’s distinct – particularly since lots of you understand how you felt in regards to the taillight on the Creta! This one appears higher, however just a little predictable and like one thing you’re feeling you have got seen earlier than.

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The market launch and value announcement for the brand new Hyundai Alcazar is anticipated in May 2021

Expected Price and Launch

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The Hyundai Alcazar can have its international debut on the finish of April, and though it can find yourself in another markets, it’s primarily a for-India product. The market launch and value announcement is anticipated in May 2021. And the Alcazar will primarily compete with the just lately launched Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the upcoming second era Mahindra XUV 500 and I anticipate pricing to settle between ₹ 15 and 20 lakh throughout a minimum of 3 trims on every gasoline sort.

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