Hyundai has launched the Alcazar SUV with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, pricing it between Rs 16.74 lakh for the entry-level 7-seater Prestige manual variant, going up to Rs 20.25 lakh for the top-spec Alcazar Signature (O) six-seat automatic.
- Alcazar 1.5-turbo gets two seating layouts
- No changes to Alcazar diesel line-up
- Six airbags standard across all variants
Hyundai Alcazar: new 1.5 turbo-petrol replaces 2.0 NA engine
Bookings for the Alcazar 1.5 turbo commenced a few weeks ago, with deliveries expected to commence later this month. The new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine replaces the ageing 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol that churned out 159hp and 192Nm, making it up on power by 1hp and 61Nm. The same new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine will also be seen in the all-new Verna that debuts on March 21, the Creta SUV, and even in Kia's line-up, including the Seltos and the Carens.
Hyundai says the new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine is RDE compliant and also E20 (Ethanol) fuel ready. Gearbox choices include a six-speed manual and a new 7-speed DCT that replaces the six-speed torque convertor automatic available with the 2.0 petrol.
Hyundai Alcazar 1.5T: pricing, seating layouts, variants
The Alcazar 1.5 turbo has been introduced in four variants, starting with the entry-level Prestige that comes with a 7-seater layout, priced at Rs 16.74 lakh. The next is the Alcazar Platinum, which also gets a seven-seat configuration and is priced at Rs 18.65 lakh, with both variants getting a six-speed manual gearbox only. The higher-spec Platinum (O) and Signature (O) come with six-seat layouts only and the standard 7-speed DCT gearbox that are priced at Rs 19.96 lakh and Rs 20.25 lakh, respectively.
(All prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Hyundai Alcazar: what else is new?
The Alcazar 1.5 turbo-petrol also gets integrated start-stop tech, and, according to Hyundai, the SUV delivers a claimed 18kpl for the DCT and 17.5kpl for the manual gearbox option. As far as safety goes, the Alcazar now gets six airbags, including side and curtain airbags, as standard across all variants. As far as looks go, the Alcazar now gets a new-look grille and new puddle lamps in higher variants.
The Alcazar diesel, which comes with the tried and tested 1.5-litre engine good for 115hp and 250Nm, will remain unchanged. It will get a six-speed manual and a six-speed torque converter automatic option.
Hyundai Alcazar: rivals
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