Hyundai Alcazar India Launch Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Hyundai Alcazar India Launch Postponed: As per a recent media report, Hyundai has postponed the launch of the Alcazar (the bigger version of Creta) due to the sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in India. Earlier, the SUV was supposed to launch on April 29, 2021, but as per the latest details available, the official launch has now been pushed to the last week of May.

In comparison to Creta, Hyundai has increased the wheelbase of the new SUV by 150mm, and it now stands at 2,760mm. Talking about the rest of the dimensions, Hyundai Alcazar measures 4,330mm in length, 1,790mm in width, while the fuel tank capacity stands at 50-liters. If we talk about pricing, the upcoming car is expected to get an ex-showroom price range of around INR 11-19 lakhs.

Hyundai Alcazar India Launch Postponed
Hyundai Alcazar India Launch Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Coming to the technical specifications, Hyundai Alcazar will be available with two engine options: a 2.0L petrol engine (from Elantra) and a 1.5L diesel engine (from Creta). The petrol engine is good for a maximum power of 159HP and a peak torque of 192Nm, while the diesel engine is good for 115HP and 250Nm. Both the engine options would be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Talking about the looks, the brand has equipped the Alcazar SUV with a different front grille, a slightly updated headlight section, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, more upright roofline and tailgate, a new front bumper, and an all-new rear end section to differentiate the car from the current-gen Hyundai Creta, which is a 5-seater SUV. In addition to this, the floating roof design in the Alcazar also remains similar when compared to the Creta.

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Hyundai Alcazar India Launch Postponed
Hyundai Alcazar India Launch Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Some of the key features of Hyundai Alcazar include the likes of AC vents with speed control, a two-tone interior, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, BlueLink based in-car connectivity, powered driver and co-passenger seats, steering wheel-mounted controls, cruise control, an automatic climate control system, cooled glovebox, a panoramic sunroof, an engine start/stop button, a large MID, a wireless phone charger, 6 airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), and Electric Parking Brake (EPB).

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