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Hyundai Alcazar – three-row SUV priced from 22,000 USD


IndiaAlcazar is sold with two engine options, three equipment versions and customers can choose a layout of 6 or 7 seats.

Alcazar is already available in India and comes in different variants. Customers can not only choose between three trim levels (Prestige, Platinum and Signature) but also choose between two seat layouts, two engine versions and two gearbox versions.

Alcazar can use a 2.0-liter Nu petrol engine, 4-cylinder with a capacity of 156 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 191 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The 1.5-litre U2 CRDi turbodiesel engine produces 113 hp at 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque.

Both engines are mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, depending on the trim and seating arrangement. Automatic versions have a knob to select driving modes (Comfort, Eco and Sport), traction control modes (Snow, Sand and Mud), gearshift paddles on the steering wheel and cruise control. All versions are equipped with front-wheel drive and a 50-liter fuel tank is standard.

Hyundai Alcazar rolling in India. Image: AutoX

The average fuel consumption on the petrol version, the manual is 6.9 liters / 100 km, the automatic petrol version is 7 liters / 100 km, the manual transmission is 4.9 liters / 100 km and the engine automatic transmission oil is 5.5 liters / 100 km of mixed roads.

Based on the Creta 5-seat crossover, the Alcazar is slightly larger in size. 4,500 mm long, 1,790 mm wide and 1,675 mm high, even with a 2,760 mm wheelbase equivalent to Santa Fe.

Alcazar can include 7 seats or 6 seats. The 6-seat version has a 2-2-2 layout, with the second row consisting of two separate seats. Between the seats is a center console with a wireless charging port, storage drawers and cup holders. The 7-seat version can be folded 60:40 with the second row and armrests instead of the dashboard. Both versions have a 50:50 split-folding third row seat.

Prestige version equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and LED lighting system. Brown leather upholstery, 7-inch Supervision digital instrumentation, 64-color interior lighting, voice-controlled panoramic sunroof, electronic handbrake and automatic brake assist, smart key.

The equipment list continues with automatic air conditioning and vents for all three rows of seats, an air purifier with AQI air quality display, USB charging ports for all three rows of seats, touch screen 10.25-inch infotainment system, Hyundai BlueLink connectivity as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Arkamys audio system with 6 speakers.

Platinum version is more advanced with 18-inch alloy wheels, underbody lights, 10.25-inch digital gauge, leather seats, 8-way power driver’s seat, 8 Bose speakers, steps up and down. The most advanced is the Signature version that adds features such as two-tone exterior paint and ventilated front seats.

All Alcazar versions have two airbags, ABS, electronic brake force distribution, electronic balance, body stability, hill start assist, tire pressure monitoring, speed warning, automatic speed-sensitive door locks, emergency stop lights, reverse camera, Isofix child seat hooks and automatic high beams.

Platinum and Signature trim levels add curtain airbags, a panoramic view system, blind spot monitoring and height-adjustable front seat belts. Particularly, the Signature version adds a front parking sensor.

In India, Alcazar starts at $22,000 for the base Prestige with petrol engine, manual transmission and seven seats. The most advanced version of Signature with diesel engine, automatic transmission and 6 seats costs $ 27,000. Alcazar’s competitors in the South Asian country include Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV500.

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