New Hyundai Alcazar 1.5 turbo petrol launched at Rs 16.74 lakh

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Pricing for the 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol motor Alcazar SUV has been disclosed by Hyundai. The Hyundai Alcazar 1.5 turbo petrol has a starting price of RS 16.74 lakh for the base 7-seater Prestige manual version and a top-spec Alcazar Signature (O) six-seat automatic variant that costs RS 20.25 lakh.

Hyundai Alcazar New 1.5 turbo petrol

Bookings for the 1.5 turbo Alcazar started a few weeks ago, and dispatches should start later this month. The outdated 2.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, which produced 159hp and 192Nm, is replaced by the new 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which gains 1hp and 61Nm in output.

Pricing and Variants

The Alcazar SUV, the all-new Verna that makes its premiere on March 21, the Creta SUV, and even the Kia lineup, including the Seltos and the Carens, will all use the same new 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine. According to Hyundai, the new 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine is E20 (Ethanol) fuel prepped and RDE compliant. A six-speed manual transmission is also an option, as well as a new 7-speed DCT that takes the place of the six-speed torque converter automatic offered with the 2.0 diesel.

The Alcazar 1.5 turbo has been released in four versions, with the entry-level Prestige retailing for Rs 16.74 lakh and having a manual transmission. The Alcazar Platinum is the next model, which has seven seats and costs Rs 18.65 lakh. Both models only have a six-speed manual transmission. Only six-seat configurations and the regular 7-speed DCT gearbox are available on the higher-spec Platinum (O) and Signature (O), which are priced at Rs. 19.96 lakh and Rs. 20.25 lakh, respectively. (All rates are ex-showroom, Delhi)

The Alcazar 1.5 turbo-petrol also gets integrated start-stop technology, and Hyundai claims the SUV gets 18kpl with the DCT and 17.5kpl with the manual gearbox. In terms of safety, the Alcazar now comes standard with six airbags, including side and curtain airbags. In terms of appearance, the Alcazar now has a new grille and new puddle lamps in higher variants.

Hyundai Alcazar Rivals

Expect the new Alcazar to be slightly more expensive than the previous model. Hyundai’s three-row SUV sits below the Tucson in Hyundai’s India lineup, competing with the Hector Plus, Innova Hycross, Tata Safari, and Mahindra XUV700.

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