WATCH Hyundai Alcazar (Tata Safari Rival) Ace The durability test
Hyundai Alcazar, the highly anticipated three-row offering from the South Korean automaker giant’s local subsidiary, is just a few days away from its global debut. Before the public unveiling, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) announced the successful completion of the durability tests of the new model. In fact, the manufacturer has even developed a small video clip that shows this Alcazar tested under different conditions.
In the words of its manufacturer, the Hyundai Alcazar is “Hyundai ALCAZAR was designed to redefine benchmarks. It has been tested on various terrains such as rough roads, fast moving highways, and hilly terrain. Hyundai ALCAZAR surpassed the harsh weather conditions to ensure this fortress is built to last.“”
The Hyundai Alcazar shown in the video is badly worn, but you can quickly spot parts like the two-tone alloy wheels, the D-pillar, the larger DLO, the LED headlights and the side steps. The new offering will likely share its powertrain options with the chalkThis means that buyers will likely choose between a 1.5 liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine with 6-speed MT and CVT, a 1.5-liter Turb0 diesel with 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT can A 1.4-liter turbo gasoline engine with 7-speed DCT.
Hardly anything is official, but the Alcazar could do without the entry-level E and EX panels to avoid an enormous price overlap with the Creta. Typical high-end panels come with lots of bells and whistles, including a large touchscreen infotainment unit, automatic climate control, a cell phone charging pad, an air purifier, etc. Interestingly, the test mule featured in the recently released video doesn’t have a sunroof. Even so, the crossover is pretty unlikely to miss this device.
For the uninitiated, ‘Alcazar’ is a Spanish palace or fortress of Moorish origin. With the introduction of its first three-row SUV, Hyundai will transfer the battle straight to models like the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV500. Since the Alcazar will be shared by many with the Creta, the new model could even benefit from most of the features that make the C-SUV one of the most popular cars in the country.