The Hyundai Alcazar three-row SUV will be offered with a new 1.5-liter turbopetrol engine option. This engine will also replace the 140hp, 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine currently found in Hyundai (Creta) and Kia (Seltos and Carens) models. Bookings for the new Alcazar turbo-petrol are now available via Hyundai’s website and dealerships, with a deposit of Rs 25,000 required. Hyundai will offer the new Alcazar with the same trim levels and seating configurations (6-seater and 7-seater) as before.
2023 Hyundai Alcazar: Engine line-up
The Alcazar will debut with a brand-new 1.5-liter, four-cylinder TGDi turbo-petrol engine producing 160 horsepower and 253 Newton-meters. Hyundai asserts that the new engine is not only compliant with upcoming RDE (BS6 Phase-2) regulations, but also compatible with E20 ethanol-blended fuel. This engine will be available with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DCT automatic transmission. In addition, the new engine will include an integrated starter generator (ISG) to improve fuel economy. The claimed fuel economy for the manual variants is 17.5 kpl, while the DCT automatic variants achieve 18 kpl.
The 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated MPi engine with 160 horsepower and 191 Newton-meters of torque will be discontinued in the future, as Hyundai no longer offers this variant for reservation on their website.
Hyundai will continue to offer the 1.5-liter turbo-diesel engine, which produces 115 horsepower and 250 Nm. This engine will also continue to be available with a six-speed manual or torque converter automatic transmission.
2023 Hyundai Alcazar: Exterior and interior
The diesel variants of the Alcazar will retain the same ‘Cascading’ grille, alloy wheel design, and bumpers as their predecessors. The turbo-petrol versions of the Alcazar will feature a new grille design in dark chrome, while the remaining design elements will remain unchanged.
A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car technology, a 10.25-inch customisable digital driver’s display, automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, and a panoramic sunroof will be standard on the Platinum (O) trim level.
The SUV now comes standard with six airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management (VSM), hill-start assist control, and four-wheel disc brakes.
2023 Hyundai Alcazar: Rivals
The 2023 Hyundai Alcazar will compete with other sub-Rs 25 lakh three-row SUVs, such as the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700, and even the base Toyota Innova Hycross.