It looks like Hyundai is expanding its crossover offering even further with a new six- and seven-seater option. Bearing the Alcazar moniker, this new offering from the South Korean brand’s Indian arm aims to add a sense of opulence to the current line-up.
Where design is concerned, Hyundai claims that the Alcazar has been penned with the grandeur and magnificence of palaces & castles. Boasting familiar cues as seen in the current Creta, this new crossover aims to translate a rugged elegance from the exterior and a wing-surrounded architecture that provides spaciousness, comfort and modern in-car experience.
A large focus has been placed on structural integrity, too. The new Alcazar uses a “superstructure” that consists of 75,6 per cent advanced and high-strength steel. The underbody has been designed to absorb and disperse impact energy while the ring structure design in the engine bay, B-Pillar and D-Pillar increase rigidity for enhanced handling and stability. Extensive use of human engineering has been used to ensure ‘Smartivity’ in new model development with 3D shop environment analysis, equipment digital pre-assembly and robot offline program.
As for powertrains, the Alcazar can be fitted with the naturally aspirated 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission which provides it with a 0-100 km/h time of 10,0 seconds. A six-speed torque converter can be equipped as well.
For those who seek efficiency, the brands turbodiesel 1,5-litre four-cylinder mill can be equipped with a six-speed manual or automatic. The final gear ratio of the manual in the diesel option has been optimised for improved performance.
Local introduction for the Alcazar is yet to be confirmed.