Hyundai Alcazar India launch pushed back to May 2021

Hyundai Alcazar India launch pushed back to May 2021

Hyundai Alcazar India launch pushed back to May 2021&nbsp

Hyundai Alcazar, decidedly among one of the most highly-anticipated cars in India, was scheduled to be launched here towards the end of April, 2021 — on 29 April, to be precise. Unfortunately, given the current circumstances, with the new wave of coronavirus wreaking havoc all over, the South Korean automaker has decided to push back the Alcazar’s India launch date to some time towards the end of next month. While we don’t have a specific date yet, but we are told the Hyundai Alcazar’s price in India will now be announced in May, 2021. Set to be available across both, six- and seven-seater layouts, the upcoming Hyundai SUV will go up against cars such as the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and the current Mahindra XUV 500.

Though it is essentially a three-row version of the Hyundai Creta SUV, Alcazar does have plenty of differentiating details. starting from the bigger wheelbase of 2,760 mm of wheelbase to a different chrome-studded cascading grille, new alloy wheels, etc. However, the most significant changes are seen at the rear — the upcoming SUV in India gets a new hexagonal tail light with LED modules, a chrome strip with ‘Alcazar’ lettering running between the tail lights, and dual exhaust tips among other things.

Hyundai Alcazar pics

While Hyundai Alcazar’s features list hasn’t been officially revealed yet, the carmaker is expected to offer all of Hyundai Creta’s features on its upcoming 7-seater SUV in India. That means Hyundai Alcazar will, in all likelihood, will come equipped with provisions such as a 10.25-inch infotainment system, BlueLink connectivity, BOSE sound system, wireless smartphone charger, eight-way powered driver seat, front ventilated seats, low line tyre pressure monitoring system, blue ambient lighting, multiple driving and traction modes, a panoramic sunroof, etc.

Hyundai will offer the Alcazar with a choice between a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor. The petrol unit develops a best-in-segment 157 bhp and 191 Nm of peak torque, while the 1.5-litre diesel engine offers the same performance as on the Creta diesel — 113 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque.