Hyundai is gearing up to premiere a seven-seat Creta under its own name Alcazar, targeting the Indian market. Ahead of its debut, scheduled for April 6, the South Korean company has released the first official video of the novelty, while still wrapped in camouflage.
A fresh video confirms that the Alcazar is a lengthened version of the Hyundai Creta, from which it borrowed the main features of the exterior. The most noticeable differences to date, revealed in an earlier teaser, lie in the C-shaped taillights at the Alcazar, as well as in the brake light transferred to the “visor”. In addition, the new model will receive a slightly different front bumper, a different filling of the radiator grille and black rear pillars.
Hyundai Alcazar will be released in two versions: six and seven. In the first, the extended crossover will get “captain” seats in the second row, while the seven-seater model will get a sofa, the back of which is folded in a 60:40 ratio.
Probably, a virtual dashboard and a 10.25-inch multimedia complex touchscreen display will be installed in the Hyundai Alcazar cabin. A special feature of the novelty may be a different color scheme of the cabin and a slightly revised central tunnel, as well as a compartment for wireless charging of gadgets for second-row passengers.
According to The Indian Car News, the novelty will not completely share the motor range with the Indian Creta. The petrol variant is expected to be a two-liter four-cylinder, producing 152 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque.
An alternative for the Alcazar will be a 1.5-liter “diesel”, developing 115 forces and 250 Nm of torque. Such an engine is available on the regular Creta, but it will be reconfigured for the heavier three-row model. Transmissions – six-speed “mechanics” or an automatic transmission with the same number of gears.
The premiere of Hyundai Alcazar will take place on April 6, and the crossover will enter the Indian market before the end of this year.