Hyundai Alcazar India Launch Postponed Due To Rising Covid Cases

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has postponed the launch of the long-awaited Alcazar 7-seater SUV to late May 2021 due to rising coronavirus cases. The Hyundai Alcazar SUV was originally slated to be launched in April 2021. Prices for the new model will now be announced by late May 2021. We can expect many other local debuts to be postponed as well.

SUV Engine and Performance

Powering the Alcazar will be either a petrol or a diesel engine. Hyundai has announced that the new Alcazar SUV will be powered by an updated and more powerful version of the Elantra and Tucson’s, 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that develops a maximum power output of 159 PS and 192 Nm. The petrol Alcazar is claimed to achieve 0-100kmph in under 10 seconds. A 1.5-litre 04-cylinder turbo-diesel will also be employed, producing around 115 PS and 250 Nm as in the Creta but it will be tuned for better initial power delivery as the 7-seater SUV will be heavier than its mid-size SUV sibling.

2021 Hyundai Alcazar – Features

The features list comprises a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, panoramic sunroof, a digital instrument console, a 360-degree camera, wireless smartphone charger, ventilated front seats, steering mounted controls, six airbags, cruise control, a central armrest with cupholders in the middle row six-seater variant, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, a tweaked grille, an updated front bumper, a prominent rear quarter glass, new wraparound taillights, a slightly more upright tailgate, faux dual exhaust tips and a larger set of 18-inch alloy wheels.

Hyundai Alcazar SUV
Hyundai Alcazar SUV

In terms of styling and design, the front of the Alcazar SUV is similar to the new Hyundai Creta. As reported earlier, the Alcazar will get an added row of seats, with either a 6-seat (with captain’s seats in the second row) or a 7-seat (with bench seating in the second row) configuration.

The Alcazar is all set to rival the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, and the Mahindra XUV500 in the Indian market. Hyundai is not the only carmaker that has decided to push back its launch, as the Skoda Octavia launch delayed due to rising COVID cases and lockdown in Maharashtra. The new Alcazar is expected to be priced around Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.

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