Hyundai has published the first design sketches to showcase the Alcazar crossover, a seven-seat modification of the second generation Creta. The official premiere of the novelty will take place on April 6.
The car will slightly increase the size of the wheelbase, and also lengthen the rear of the body to accommodate the third row of seats. It is assumed that the Hyundai Alcazar will be offered in a standard seven-seater version, as well as with a six-seater cabin. One of the sketches shows just such an option, where separate chairs with an armrest between them are installed on the second row.
Externally from the standard Creta, the new crossover will differ in a modified radiator grille, bumpers and wheel design. As for the name Alcazar, the model will be named in the medieval palaces of Spain and Portugal, which were built during the reign of the Arabs.
The engine range of the Creta three-row modification will not be changed. It will include a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 115 hp, as well as a diesel of the same volume and efficiency. At the top of the lineup there will be a 1.4-liter turbo four developing 140 horsepower. Transmissions – a six-speed “mechanics”, a variator and a seven-speed “robot” with two clutches.
Hyundai Alcazar is designed specifically for the Indian market, where it will compete with the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV500. Whether the crossover will appear in other countries has yet to be announced.