– Will be primarily based on the five-seat Creta SUV
– Expected to be launched in India in the coming months
Hyundai’s upcoming seven-seat SUV might be christened as the ‘Alcazar’. The Alcazar might be a world product for the carmaker making its debut in India. It will even mark the model’s entry into the premium three-row SUV section in India. Hyundai states that the label ‘Alcazar’ attracts its inspiration from the royal lineage of castles and palaces.
It is no shock that Hyundai is engaged on a seven-seat SUV since early 2020. The South Korean automobile producer had additionally bought the ‘Alcazar’ title trademarked in April 2020, particulars of which could be learn here. The Alcazar will basically be primarily based on the five-seat Creta and is seemingly to attract the design and styling cues for it. A brand new design for the gentle clusters, entrance grille, and alloy wheels will assist it to tell apart itself from its youthful sibling. The inclusion of a 3rd row will add to the total practicality of the SUV. The prototype of the Alcazar has been noticed on Indian roads on quite a few events and you may examine it here.
Hyundai has not divulged any particulars with respect to the interiors. However, primarily based on the latest sightings, it is prone to obtain a bigger touchscreen infotainment system than the one on the Creta. Other options anticipated on the Alcazar auto-dimming IRVM, digital instrument cluster, and Bluelink related tech.
The engine particulars of the Alcazar is additionally underneath wraps however we anticipate it to supply the powertrains from the Creta which features a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Commenting on the announcement, S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., stated, “The year 2021 will add a new chapter in HMIL history, as we gear up to enter and redefine a new segment. Hyundai Alcazar will supersede the aspirations of new age buyers and redefine existing benchmarks to ensure customer delight. As Hyundai completes 25 years in the country, we will re-emphasise our commitment to Indian customers with the Global Debut of Hyundai Alcazar that is ‘Made in India’ and ‘Made First for India.”