Hyundai Alcazar: Elevating the Standard for Mid-Size SUVs


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The mid-size SUV segment is among the most popular and hotly contested spaces in the Indian automotive market. With buyers looking for the perfect blend of style, features, performance and versatility in their vehicles, SUV makers are working overtime to deliver exciting new products.

One recent offering that has caught the fancy of buyers is the Hyundai Alcazar. Slotted between the Creta and Tucson models, the Alcazar offers a premium design and an upmarket feature set usually seen in more expensive SUVs.

This blog examines what makes the Alcazar a compelling purchase in its segment.

Attractive Pricing Seals the Deal

Hyundai has packed the Alcazar to the gills with features usually seen in premium SUVs costing much more. More importantly, the Hyundai Alcazar price is between ₹ 19.18 L – ₹ 24.69 Lakhs for all the variants’ lineup. Such aggressive price tags make it a value proposition that is hard to ignore if you are considering this class of 7-seater SUVs.

The Hyundai Alcazar offers more features, space, and unique styling for the extra money over the Creta. All trims also boast high localisation levels, allowing Hyundai to offer them at relatively affordable prices compared to key rivals, such as the Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700, or MG Hector Plus. The Alcazar provides an excellent value proposition when considering the Honda Elevate price in Hyderabad. Talk about getting more for less!

Sophisticated and Standout Styling

The Alcazar marks a stylish departure from Hyundai’s familiar design language. Upfront, the imposing grille with chrome surround and intricate detailing makes its presence felt. This is flanked by modern LED headlamps with integrated DRLs, which add to the premium appeal. Aggressive creases on the hood, skid plate and fog lamp housing give it a bold SUV character.

In profile, the coupe roofline tapers towards the rear, merging with Lean and comprehensive C and D pillars. The raked rear quarter glass adds to the sporty stance. Stylish polished alloy wheels, chrome window lining, and roof rails intensify the visual drama. At the back, T-shaped LED taillights join the wrap-around effect. Twin exhaust tips, shark fin antenna and rear skid plate complete the striking package.

The Alcazar also scores high on customisation options. Buyers can choose from unique exterior colours like Titan Grey, Phantom Black, Taiga Brown, and Rain Forest, along with two-tone Abyss Black and Deep Forest options.

Plush and Spacious Cabin Experience

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Step inside the Alcazar, and it becomes apparent that Hyundai focused on creature comforts and a premium feel. First, occupants enjoy abundant room, headroom, and shoulder room to stretch thanks to its long 2760mm wheelbase. The brown leatherette seats feel inviting, while the two-layered dash gets a classy metal grey insert.

Ambient mood lighting, modern geometric AC vents, quilted leather door armrests, and soft-touch materials on the dash add to the upmarket aura. The legroom is equally impressive, even for the second row, due to its sliding and reclining nature. The third row can comfortably accommodate shorter adults and kids for long trips.

You get goodies like ventilated front seats, a wireless charging pad, and second-row one-touch tip-tumble seats at the convenience front. The cooled glovebox, sunglass holder, and large door pockets are nifty touches. The panoramic sunroof beautifully blends outdoor sights with the comfort of climate-controlled interiors.

Segment-Leading Infotainment and Safety Tech

The Alcazar significantly improves the game with best-in-class infotainment and safety technology. The package headlines a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen, Bose Premium sound system, and Hyundai BlueLink connected features. You can also add Ambient sounds of Nature and Rain.

BlueLink offers an exhaustive suite of 60+ innovative features accessible through the Alcazar’s infotainment screen or your smartphone. These include remote operations, vehicle status alerts, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking/immobilisation, and AI voice command capabilities.

There’s more. The Alcazar Signature variant gets a first-in-segment blind view monitor and 360-degree surround-view camera, which help to park and manoeuvre this large SUV. You also have front and rear parking sensors with displays.

On the safety front, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill Start Assist, and Vehicle Stability Management provide robust protection. ISOFIX child seat anchors allow for the secure mounting of baby/child seats.

Powerful and Fuel Efficient Engines

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The Hyundai Alcazar lets buyers choose between petrol and diesel engines, displacing 1.5-litre and producing 156 bhp. While the petrol motor generates 253 Nm of torque, the oil burner hits 250 Nm, allowing relaxed driveability – strolling in city traffic or confident highway jaunts. Gearbox options include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic (diesel only) calibrated for quick and smooth shifts.

Depending on the engine and gearbox combination, fuel efficiency ranges between 14-18 km/l for petrol variants and nearly 20 km/l on diesel trims. The 46-litre fuel tank is an additional comfort, which allows for covering longer distances between refuelling stops, especially on highways.

Conclusion

The Hyundai Alcazar resets benchmarks for what buyers expect from premium mid-size SUVs without costing several lakhs more. Combining style and stance, longer dimensions translating to interior roominess, feel-good factors like leather seats and sunroof, an extensive equipment list usually seen in luxury vehicles, and wallet-friendly pricing make for an unbeatable package.

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