It has been waited for quite some time now, but seems like Hyundai already knows that. The upcoming Alcazar is the three-row, seven-seater version of the immensely popular Creta. Since it popped up in the news as spy shots of test mules, the Hyundai Alcazar has become a talking point of the whole town. With mid-size SUVs being such a popular type of a family mover, the Korean automaker might have a massive trump card in its upcoming model. To make sure it remains in the news feed of prospective customers, Hyundai has now released sketches of the Alcazar.
Note that the production version of the Alcazar may or may not look like what you see in these sketches. From what we can see, the sketches primarily showcase the side profile, rear three quarter, and a bit of the interior of the SUV. As expected, much of the basic design of the Alcazar reflect what we already see on the outgoing Creta. One can clearly tell the distinct character line on the sides which extends all the way from the front to the back. This is pretty much what can be seen on the new Creta as well. Another exterior feature that is shared between the Creta and the Alcazar is the design up until the C-pillars.
And while Hyundai’s sketches reveal a new design for the alloy wheels, the size of the rims themselves may be smaller in the final car. To enable passengers sitting in the third row to have a better view out and reduce claustrophobia, Hyundai has given the Alcazar rear-quarter glass. At the same time, it does seem like the roof itself will be flatter than what we see on the Creta. This will allow those sat in the back to have better headroom, overall. Moving to the back, the Alcazar will likely sport redesigned tail lamps that will make the rear seem more coherent.
Hyundai also seems to have redesigned the overall rear design of the Alcazar. The sketches reveal the SUV gets a different roof spoiler, a new rear windscreen, plus a revised tailgate and rear bumper design. If these sketches are anything to go by, the exterior design of the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar won’t be as awkward as that of the Creta. Furthermore, Hyundai has also given us a peek into the basic design of the interior of the Alcazar. In this case, the sketch reveals the 6-seater variant of the SUV, featuring two captain seats in the middle row. It seems like the Alcazar will get a dual-tone interior, which will make the cabin feel airier.
As for the basic design and layout, it does look like Hyundai hasn’t changed things much. The design of the dashboard, center console, lower pedestal, and steering wheel look identical to that of the Creta. Moreover, the Alcazar might come with the same 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment head unit found in its smaller sibling. Of course, this means it will still get Hyundai’s Bluelink tech and Android Auto & Apple CarPlay. One of the few changes that can be expected in the cabin would be from the inclusion of AC vents for the second and third rows. In terms of its equipment list, the Hyundai Alcazar will get pretty much the same list of gadgets seen in the new Creta.
The upcoming Hyundai Alcazar’s engine choices should mostly include the 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol and 1.5-liter turbo-diesel found in the Creta. In the Creta, the diesel motor produces 113hp and 250Nm of torque, whilst the turbo-petrol makes 138hp and 242Nm. Similarly, the Alcazar’s gearbox options will likely remain unchanged. Therefore, expect to see a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. As for pricing, the Hyundai Alcazar will cost around Rs 1 Lakh more than the equivalent Creta variant.