South Korean automaker Hyundai has finally rolled out Alcazar at the starting price of Rs 16.30 lakh. Based on Creta, the SUV is now available in three trims.
The SUV which is available in six and seven-seat configurations competes against Tata Safari.
The exteriors of Alcazar and Creta look almost the same. But, some differences can help to identify both the SUVs. Alcazar is longer than Tata Safari. It also has a new rear section. Alcazar also offers an 18-inch of wheelbase.
The vehicle also has revised fog lamps and indicators. It is available in both single and dual color options. The rear section of Alcazar now features a rectangular taillight.
Based on the Impact 2.0 design language, the new Tata Safari gets LED DRLs, large headlights, and taillights on its bumper. The vehicle also gets 18-inch alloy wheels with black cladding. Tata Safari is also available in the Adventure Trim which comes in ‘Tropical Mist’ color.
Hyundai Alcazar gets a premium dual-tone cognac brown interior, 64-colour ambient lighting, and a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen.
The touchscreen display comes with navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Other features of Alcazar include automatic temperature control, electric ORVMs, and follow-me-home headlamps.
On the other hand, the Tata Safari receives an Oyster White color interior. The SUV gets a dashboard, a steering wheel, and a gear shift knob.
The dashboard includes an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment system is available with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Hyundai Alcazar offers both petrol and diesel engine options. The 2.0-liter MPi engine promises to produce 157bhp of power and 191Nm of torque, while the 1.5-liter CRDi engine generates 113bhp of power and 250Nm of torque.
The 2.0-litre MPi engine comes coupled with both a 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic gearbox, the 1.5 CRDi is available with both a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatics transmission. Alcazar offers three driving modes– Comfort, Eco, and Sport.
On the other hand, Tata Safari takes from a 2.0-liter Kryotec diesel engine that promises to generate 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. The engine comes coupled with a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox.