Hyundai Alcazar gets new 1.5 turbo petrol engine; bookings open

    The Alcazar 1.5 petrol engine with the DCT gearbox delivers 18kpl, while the MT gives 17.5kpl, according to Hyundai.

    Published On Feb 27, 2023 02:48:00 PM

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    The Hyundai Alcazar has received a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. This new turbo-petrol is good for 160hp and 253Nm, and replaces the ageing 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol that churned out 159hp and 192Nm, making it up on power by 1hp and 61Nm. Bookings for the updated Alcazar are now open, and a booking amount has been set at Rs 25,000.

    1. Alcazar now gets six airbags across all variants
    2. Gets a new 160hp turbo-petrol engine
    3. No mechanical changes for Alcazar diesel

    Hyundai Alcazar 1.5T: what’s new?

    As reported above, Hyundai’s new 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine will be seen in the Alcazar SUV, the all-new Verna that debuts on March 21, the Creta SUV and even the Kia line-up, including the Seltos and the Carens. The new 1.5-litre engine has class leading power not just for the petrol midsize SUV segment, which has models like the Alcazar, Creta and Seltos, but also for the midsize sedan segment that includes models like the next-gen Verna.

    Hyundai says the new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine is RDE compliant and also E20 (Ethanol) fuel ready. Gearbox choices will 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. 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.

    No mechanical changes for Alcazar diesel

    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 convertor automatic option.

    Hyundai Alcazar: rivals and pricing

    Expect the updated Alcazar to be priced a shade higher than the outgoing version. Hyundai’s three-row SUV sits below the Tucson in its India line-up and rivals the likes of the Hector Plus, the Innova Hycross, the Tata Safari and the Mahindra XUV700.

    Do you think the new 1.5 turbo-petrol engine will make the Alcazar a stronger contender in its segment? Let us know in the comments section.

    Also see:

    Hyundai refreshes almost entire SUV, car line-up ahead of RDE norms

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