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Old 14th May 2023, 17:48   #766
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Re: Hyundai Alcazar Review

Test drove the new 1.5P Turbo Alcazar today. Found it to be very refined, I had gone to the showroom with a biased mindset about the Korean brand.

NVH levels
The cabin is super silent. I did not let the SA play any music, as i wanted to asses how much traffic noise creeps in. I was proved wrong, loved it.

Driving comfort
The new turbo engine does a fine job. In the comfort mode there is noticeable sluggishness. I was driving at around 40kmph and found the vehicle was taking its own good time to gather speed. Once shifted to Sports Mode - the turbo engine shows its true nature. The vehicle picks up speed quickly. Felt may have to toggle between Comfort and Sports regularly for overtaking. Did not try Eco mode - experience with Comfort made me feel, i may never use Eco mode.

3rd Row comfort and space

I briefly sat in the 3rd row and felt the seats are designed only for kids. I had come from Kia showroom prior to this, and felt the 3rd row comfort in Carens is much better. Owners please comment. As I am swinging between the two.

Safety Tech

One thing i forgot to check at showroom- does the latest 1.5T Alcazar come with ADAS feature? Other than this, the creature comforts are something we all are now familiar with Hyundai always gives.

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I briefly sat in the 3rd row and felt the seats are designed only for kids. I had come from Kia showroom prior to this, and felt the 3rd row comfort in Carens is much better. Owners please comment. As I am swinging between the two.

One thing i forgot to check at showroom- does the latest 1.5T Alcazar come with ADAS feature?
If space is a priority, both passenger and cargo, go with the Carens without a doubt. It's a PROPER 7 seater UV. The difference between the Carens and the Alcazar is mostly appearance related. Features are almost at par, and so are the powertrain options.

And no, the Alcazar doesn't come kitted with ADAS.

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Could existing owners confirm (with an image, if possible) that the in-built map navigation directions are also shown on the instrument cluster?
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Test drove the new 1.5P Turbo Alcazar today. Found it to be very refined, I had gone to the showroom with a biased mindset about the Korean brand.

3rd Row comfort and space

I briefly sat in the 3rd row and felt the seats are designed only for kids. I had come from Kia showroom prior to this, and felt the 3rd row comfort in Carens is much better. Owners please comment. As I am swinging between the two.
I had compared the 2 for a colleague so here are some points.

Even though the Carens has more space, the overall comfort of the seats was lacking .Even the seat back length is shorter in the Carens compared to the Alcazar.

The dashboard quality is better in the Alcazar .

Also EPB and auto hold is not there on the Carens and neither is a pano sunroof(if it matters to you).

The front seats and bit more comfier on the Alcazar as well.
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Could existing owners confirm (with an image, if possible) that the in-built map navigation directions are also shown on the instrument cluster?
For the Signature variant having inbuilt navigation on the infotainment system, if destination is set - there is "Route guidance" and "Destination Information" views available to choose from MID between Tacho and Speedo views. This is called TBT (Turn by Turn) navigation. One can choose these views from steering buttons and have to just look down briefly for directions while navigating. This is super helpful when driving in peak traffic and line of sight is intact, which will not be the case if one is needed to look 'left' to the infotainment system.

Attaching a snip from owner's manual for reference.
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For the Signature variant having inbuilt navigation on the infotainment system,
This is a neat integration into the MID. You get the exact distance when you need to make a change in the route. And since the MID is a colored one, the graphics and information levels are good.
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This is a neat integration into the MID. You get the exact distance when you need to make a change in the route. And since the MID is a colored one, the graphics and information levels are good.
Which is why I was hoping to see the actual graphics on the car display.
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Which is why I was hoping to see the actual graphics on the car display.
Found an image. Hope this helps

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Found an image. Hope this helps

Attachment 2451874
Thanks a lot, it does look great! In your experience, does the in built nav work as well as Google Maps via Android Auto/Apple CarPlay? I ask because I would very much like to use the MID guidance which is otherwise absent on Google Maps I suppose.
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Thanks a lot, it does look great! In your experience, does the in built nav work as well as Google Maps via Android Auto/Apple CarPlay? I ask because I would very much like to use the MID guidance which is otherwise absent on Google Maps I suppose.
The MID guidance only works with the inbuilt navigation .

Hope someone finds a way to program the MID to show google maps and other stuffs as well some day.
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Right. But is the navigation/guidance good enough to use as an alternative to Google Maps?
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Right. But is the navigation/guidance good enough to use as an alternative to Google Maps?
There is no correct answer to this. Works great in bigger cities and that is my personal opinion after covering most of south and west India. Most of the major POI's including hotels and restaurants are covered. And they do keep updating the maps regularly too. Try searching for a location on the blue link app on your phone and then send it to the car .That is the best way to search for a location instead of typing it on the car screen.
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Re: Hyundai Alcazar Review

My Alcazar has done 36k km. I'm thinking of adding diesel additives. Can we add diesel additives for BS6 engines? What's the forums opinion on using them? Thanks in advance.
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Alcazar done 50k in < 1 Year

And so the beast completes 50k in less than 11 months and what an enjoyable ride it has been. As fellow BHPian Chillajay rightly said it is not a beast but a beauty inside

I am so glad that you have chosen the right engine under your car's bonnet. That 1.5L crdi is a gem of an engine. It scores where it matters - excellent refinement, excellent low and midrange torque, tractability and lastly efficiency. I really enjoyed reading your article, being a diesel fan myself I really get excited when others write about their diesels fondly.
Regards!

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Alcazar done 50k in < 1 Year

And so the beast completes 50k in less than 11 months and what an enjoyable ride it has been.
Such usage in a short span of time like this is unseen and unheard for me! Speaks volumes about the reliability of the vehicle! As a future buyer of this vehicle, pleased to know your account of the vehicle, along with some of the others in the recent past. Thanks for your post! Wish you many more happy and safe miles!
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