Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) delayed the launch of the Hyundai Alcazar SUV till late May 2021. The new Alcazar was unveiled at the beginning of this month and was slated to launch on April 29. However, the recent surge in COVID-19 across India resulted in postponing this launch to the later days of next month.
All-new Hyundai Alcazar shares some key design elements with the Creta. This includes an updated front bumper, a rear quarter glass, a tweaked grille, wraparound taillights, faux dual exhaust tips, and a more upright tailgate.
Hyundai Alcazar SUV will be available in 6 and 7 seat layouts. The seven-seater SUV stands on a longer wheelbase of 2,760mm, larger by 150mm when compared to Creta to accommodate the extra row of seats.
The production-spec Alcazar was said to receive 2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The four-cylinder petrol engine variant is a more powerful version as it produces 159hp and 191Nm of peak torque.
The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel unit will be the same as Creta, making 113hp and 250Nm of torque. Both petrol and diesel mils come with either a 6-speed automatic or a manual gearbox.
We can expect the 2021 Hyundai Alcazar to come with similar features as Creta. It includes Hyundai’s connected car tech, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, wireless phone charging, ISOFIX seat mounts, and automatic climate control, amongst others.
The prices for the new Hyundai SUV will be announced by late May 2021. The car will compete with the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and the Mahindra XUV500 in India.