Hyundai India has announced that its upcoming three-row SUV will be called Hyundai Alcazar at launch. This new SUV will be based on the Hyundai Creta. While the three-row SUV has been spied testing in various forms and multiple times, today, we bring you the first set of spy shots of the Alcazar three-row SUV's cabin.
Hyundai Alcazar will be sold in six and seven seat layouts.
Will share almost all mechanical bits with the five-seat Creta.
Price announcement expected by June 2021.
New Hyundai Alcazar: What's it like on the inside?
This first set of spy shots give us a clear hint of what to expect from the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar three-row SUV. With this new SUV, the Korean brand looks to be aiming to hit two birds with one stone – the first one are customers looking for a more comfortable middle-row, and the second set being owners who want a seven-seat SUV.
Unlike its five-seat cousin, the three-row Hyundai Alcazar will most likely come with a six- or a seven-seat cabin, with the latter getting a bench seat for the second row. The six-seat version, seen here, will come with unique captain seats that are finished in a dual-tone shade, a dedicated armrest with cup holders, and the provision for storage and wireless mobile phone charging. The second row seats also have dedicated ISOFIX mounts and are expected to come with a tumble-down feature.
Six-seat Hyundai Alcazar gets captains chairs in the middle-row.
We managed to snap first ever-spy shots of the new Hyundai Alcazar's third row of seats, and while they are wide enough for two adults, legroom for the third-row occupants seems to be a bit on the limited side. Also, while the Hyundai Alcazar has a slightly long rear overhang, it remains to be seen how big the cargo area is with the third row up.
Third-row seems to be large enough for two adults, though legroom may be an issue.
New Hyundai Alcazar: What else is new?
As far as the exterior goes, the Hyundai Alcazar will have a slightly altered front-end, with the front bumper, grille coming with subtle differences so that it looks distinct when compared to the five-seat Creta. This three-row SUV will have a different alloy wheel design and a few other exterior cosmetic differences as well. On the inside, save for minor trim and equipment differences, the three-row Hyundai Alcazar will be more or less similar to the Creta.
New Hyundai Alcazar : powertrain, technology and safety tech
The Hyundai Creta's petrol and diesel engine options are likely to be carried over to this new SUV too. This means Hyundai could offer a wide range of engine and gearbox options that will give customers more choice than its direct rivals – the MG Hector Plus and the Tata Safari.
Additionally, sources tell us that the Hyundai Alcazar three-row SUV could also come with ADAS technology, which is known as Hyundai SmartSense overseas. While details are scarce, we expect the SUV to come with Hyundai SmartSense features like forward collision assist, which includes automatic emergency braking tech, blind spot collision avoidance assist, driver attention warning, automatic emergency braking while reversing, and rear cross-traffic alert. Additionally, features like smart cruise control, highway driving assist and lane departure warning can also be expected on the three-row Hyundai Alcazar SUV.
New Hyundai Alcazar: launch timeline and rivals
The Hyundai Alcazar will take on the likes of the recently updated MG Hector Plus and the newly launched Tata Safari. Additionally, it will also see competition from the likes of the outgoing Mahindra XUV500 and its upcoming next-gen version that will hit the showrooms later this year.
As far as the price announcement and market launch of the Hyundai Alcazar three-row SUV goes, sources tell us that Hyundai will introduce this new SUV in the Indian market by June 2021, making it the brand's first three-row SUV to be sold in India after a very long time.
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