05 Apr 2021 Jatin Jhamb
With the growing popularity of SUVs, every carmaker wants to taste the success of it. Hyundai is currently dominating the mid-size SUV segment with the Creta which sees 12000+ monthly units in sales and now they are eyeing the 7-seater SUV department with the upcoming Alcazar and just recently, the engine options for the same has been revealed.
This upcoming Hyundai Alcazar was recently teased and it will now get a 2.0L petrol engine under the hood and a slightly tuned 1.5L diesel which we see in the Creta. Earlier it was reported that the Alcazar might use similar engine options as the Creta but now only the oil burner will be used.
Sharing more details on the 2.0L petrol engine then it is the same unit which we have seen on the Elantra and the flagship, Tucson. This unit produces 152 bhp at 6200 RPM with a peak torque of 192 Nm at 4000 RPM. It will get mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter unit.
The 1.5L diesel which makes 113 bhp with 250 Nm of peak torque will be seen on the Alcazar. However, according to Hyundai officials, this smaller diesel engine is expected to generate more power and torque to cater to the additional weight of the Alcazar so the performance is not hampered for the big size SUV.
As of now, there are no details if the top-spec version of the Alcazar will get an AWD or not. If it gets then it will be a winner since neither the Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV500 or MG Hector Plus gets this option. Hinting on the sales of Creta, Alcazar too is expected to fill in the shoes like its younger sibling.
Styling-wise, the new Alcazar retains the front styling with a tri-headlight design from the Creta. We can expect some changes to the grille and the bumper design, however, it is the rear profile that gets tweaked taillights, bumper design and a spoiler to hint at the change.
The Alcazar will be longer in length to accommodate the third-row passengers and will get a different interior theme from the Creta. Additionally, it is expected to come with more features and the bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, panoramic sunroof, connected car technology will be retained.
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