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Old 9th April 2021, 13:24   #331
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When you say "If the 1.5 diesel has been tuned for better low end response in the Alcazar, then it may do a "decent" job of pulling a 7 pax load during hill driving." - what torque should it be, 250NM as quoted in 1.5L diesel- is that fall into the better low end response?
It all depends on the power/torque curve. If the Alcazar is tuned to have even more torque develop early into the rev range, say around 1300-1400 rpm, then it will offer decent pickup from standstill. That is anyway required for a seven seater.
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Old 9th April 2021, 14:33   #332
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So the 6 seater gets wireless charging in between captain seats also, Hyundai sure knows the pulse of the market. This car is a sure shot winner, might end up commanding more waiting times then Creta itself.
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Old 9th April 2021, 19:44   #333
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Completely off topic but can not make a thread to ask this.

What exactly are the credentials of these auto "journalists"? What I have seen that most of them can not hold their speed at constant even for 5 seconds and that is not a good credential to be an auto "journalist". Majority of these are between 25-30 years of age, with little driving experience. Some even talk and look like that they have never owned a car before taking a dive into this fraternity. None of auto "journalists" are automobile engg. or a mechanic with 10+ years of experience to lend their voice some weight.

Everyone of them sings same tune and at the very least they can dress properly for a video. Looks like wearing rags to work is cool now and dress to feel better only applies at night parties instead of work.

On topic: Those dual tone alloys look bad.

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In my opinion, though still a bit quirky, but it looks a bit better than the Creta.

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OK. I may get penalized for this but the name Alcazar brings me fond memories of my childhood comics days when a certain General Alcazar and his power hungry antics was featured in more than one comic. Curious what inspired this name for Hyundai as it is a departure from their other names in use in India.
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Same. I was like 'What the hell! How much influence does General Alcazar and his band of Picaros have had on the Koreans that they named a brand new car after him!'.
Ahh! At last I am seeing that at least few other people are also having similar thoughts as of mine
General Alcazar was there in a total of three TinTin books- ‘The broken ear’, ‘The seven crystal balls’ ,‘TinTin & the Picaros’ (though I read in Bengali translated versions, named as ‘Kanvanga murti’, ‘momir ovishap’, ‘biplobeeder dongole’)
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Old 9th April 2021, 22:05   #335
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Reviews are generally positive about the 2.0 litre petrol. But a lot of cloak and dagger stuff with embargo and everything. Seems companies are desperate to get people to put off their decisions by launching before the cars are ready to be manufactured.

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Ahh! At last I am seeing that at least few other people are also having similar thoughts as of mine
General Alcazar
Haddock perhaps
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Hyundai Alcazar camouflaged preview,
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What exactly are the credentials of these auto "journalists"?
1. These videos were posted barely one page earlier so bit of duplication there please.

2. I think most of the people in the videos are reasonably experienced journalists and are fairly on point for the job on that day as well. Which was previewing and explaining the Alcazar within the limited permitted mandate.

While a lot of the rest of what you have written doesn’t really merit a specific response here is a YouTube video instead from another very respected and experienced journalist (a town-planner by qualification I may add), which might provide shed some light on what it takes for a person to become an auto journalist. It’s genuinely quite informative and insightful. Hope it helps.


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In my opinion, though still a bit quirky, but it looks a bit better than the Creta.


Ahh! At last I am seeing that at least few other people are also having similar thoughts as of mine
General Alcazar was there in a total of three TinTin books- ‘The broken ear’, ‘The seven crystal balls’ ,‘TinTin & the Picaros’ (though I read in Bengali translated versions, named as ‘Kanvanga murti’, ‘momir ovishap’, ‘biplobeeder dongole’)
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By the way, Alcazar was also in the Red Sea Sharks in the very beginning, looking out for second-hand DeHavilland Mosquitos !

To put it back in context, I hope the car named as Alcazar doesnt behave like his wife Peggy -obnoxious , demanding , making the Gen. a mouse of the house ! .

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The Alcazar reminds me of the Tavera somehow! If they price the Diesel version well then it might pull a lot of crowd from people movers (read cabbies) and rural markets.
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Looks promising. Just hope they don't start talking about African elephants again. It was cringeworthy the first time.
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any idea, when will be Alcazar officially launched and started delivery?
Any insider news will be helpful
I wanted to check Alcazar AT Diesel before Safari booking.
I just need a people mover with all bells and whistles to keep the car for next 10 years.
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Hyundai hasn’t done well in the past with their premium suv offering especially as compared to their other products.

It will be interesting to see how they position the Alcazar against Safari and Jeep Compass.
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Found this to be a decent interview, concerning the Alcazar. Tarun Garg, Director - Sales, Hyundai India talks about how the Alcazar will be positioned and who they expect the target audience to be.

Looks like Hyundai is counting on a lot many first-generation Creta owners to be interested in the Alcazar.


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Hyundai Alcazar in Red colour, render by Autocar India

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Hyundai India has released two more videos from the camouflaged preview event:


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Took my car for service today, I checked with SA on when the car is expected to be launched. He said, not sure on the launch date, this month end there are chances for demo cars to reach their yard. If so, I might go to check in person.

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