Hyundai Motor Company has filed trademark application for the Alcazar name in the country. The leaked document scan confirms that the application has been filed on 13th April, 2020 and the new nameplate will be used for a SUV.
Rumour has it the upcoming 7-seater Creta could be christened ‘Hyundai Alcazar’. The new 7-seater SUV was recently spotted testing in South Korea. Once launched, the model will be put up against the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Gravitas and MG Hector Plus.
The spy pictures reveal that the 7-seater Hyundai Creta (Hyundai Alcazar) will be longer and more spacious than its 5-seater version. The model will receive minor design changes that will differentiate it from its younger sibling. Upfront, the SUV will get a new radiator grille with chrome inserts inspired by the Hyundai Palisade. While the headlamps and fog lamp assembly will be identical to the 5-seater Creta, the lower air intake will be bigger and skid plate will be smaller. Read – Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Gets Expensive
The slimmer C-pillar, new side sills and newly-designed roof rails and roof lines will adorn its side profile. The 7-seater Creta might come with larger set of alloy wheels than its smaller sibling. It will have an additional third row seats. Interior is still a mystery to us. Though, it’s likely to share most of its features with the 5-seater Creta.
Engine setup of the 7-seater Hyundai Creta (Hyundai Alcazar) is likely to be similar to the 5-seater model. That said, it might come with three powertrain options – 1.5L U2 CRDi diesel (113bhp/250Nm), 1.5L naturally-aspirated petrol (113bhp/114Nm) and 1.4L GDi turbo petrol (138bhp/242Nm). Check Out – Hyundai Venue Flux Edition Pictures, Details
While the 1.5L petrol Creta can be had either with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed iVT automatic gearbox, the 1.5L diesel model is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic torque converter gearbox option. A 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission) gearbox is reserved for the turbo-petrol variants.