Hyundai Alcazar Platinum (O) 7 seater launched at Rs. 19.63 lakh
Seven-seater Hyundai Alcazar Platinum (O) comes with features like 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has introduced a new variant in the Alcazar range. Known as Platinum (O), it sits in the middle of the pack and comes with a seven-seater seating configuration, helping to expand the Alcazar’s lineup. The seven-seater Hyundai Alcazar Platinum (O) is priced at Rs. 19.63 lakh (ex-showroom).
Placed under the six-seater version with a captain’s seating layout in the middle, it comes with all the premium amenities while having a second-row bench seat to accommodate three (2 + 3 + 2 layout). It should be noted that the mid-range seven-seater Alcazar Platinum (O) gets its power only from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder CRDI diesel engine.
The powertrain is also used in the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos and develops a maximum power of 115 PS and 250 Nm of maximum torque. It is mated to a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Hyundai Alcazar is priced at Rs. 16.30 lakh for the entry level finish and it goes up to Rs. 19.99 lakh for the high end variant (ex-showroom).
The equipment list for the seven-seater Hyundai Alcazar Platinum (O) includes a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, a ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charging, panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and 360-degree panoramic camera.
On the outside, the Hyundai Alcazar has a set of 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. As far as connectivity goes, the BlueLink is available with a host of on-board technologies and the steering wheel has mounted controls. The Alcazar is also powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine developing a maximum power of 159 hp and a maximum torque of 191 Nm.
It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed torque converter automatic unit. The Alcazar has been well received by domestic customers, but the arrival of the Mahindra XUV700 could change the hierarchy in the mid-size seven-seater SUV space. It also locks the horns with Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus. Hyundai is expected to launch the Casper micro SUV next year in India.