Hyundai Motor has unveiled Alcazar Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) for the global market. Fortified with 2.0L 159 PS petrol engine, the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar will also get a 1.5L 115 PS diesel engine
According to Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), The SUV will be offered in six- and seven-seater options and customers will have the option to choose between a 2.0-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The former produces 159 PS maximum power while the latter develops around 115 PS. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine can also be found under the bonnet of the Elantra and Tucson but tuned for better power delivery and increased performance in the Alcazar while the 1.5-litre four-pot oil-burner is borrowed from the Creta.
Hyundai explained that the mid-size SUV segment leading Hyundai Creta and Alcazar have plenty of commonalities including the exterior, interior and features and they are based on the same architecture as well.
Both the powertrains are paired with a six-speed manual transmission as standard while a six-speed torque converter automatic unit is optional. The Alcazar has a longer wheelbase of 2,760 mm – 150 mm longer than Creta giving plenty of room to access. The best-in-class wheelbase is said to provide good legroom for second and third row passengers alongside making ingress and egress easy.