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Old 2nd July 2021, 21:13   #91
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Finally got the delivery of Alcazar
Congratulations on your new purchase.

This post of yours kind of summarises why people will buy this car and as a betting person, in good numbers I daresay.

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Finally got the delivery of Alcazar

Congrats for the new car.

I checked out Alcazar and I agree with your observations regarding the looks and interior.

It looks much better than Creta, especially the rear, and does not look like a modified Creta at all. The imposing front grill looks good. The interior looks more premium and the beige interior of Creta will be difficult to maintain.

They have managed to make better use of the elongated length in bringing third row, but they should have given more space at the middle row considering the high usage compared to third row, even if they have to reduce the boot space a little (like XUV 500) or make the vehicle a little longer. I am 6' 2" tall and my knees were touching the front seat, adjusted to my height.

Overall, it is a good product for someone who require additional seating/ boot space, with premium cabin and class leading features, and do not need Innova size.
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Finally got the delivery of Alcazar

Diesel AT in no way is underpowered. It doesn't provide that fun to drive element but in no way it feels underpowered. For highway usage just put the car in sports mode and it is good to go.
Hi Jatin,

Congrats on the new car!. I do feel that this one looks better than the Creta. I am curious to know the actual kerb weight for the prestige variant of Alcazar in RC for your car. Could you please share this information?

The creta top end's kerb weight is 1367 kgs. If the Alcazar is just 70 kgs more, the power difference shouldn't be much when you are carrying 3-5 passengers in the Alcazar.
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Why is the Hyundai Alcazar compared with the Tata Safari, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV 500 etc and not with the Maruti Ertiga, XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Renault Lodgy, Honda BR-V etc?

Why is Alcazar considered a 3 row SUV and not a 3 row MPV?

Are there any technical differences, is it the price band or something else?

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...parison-413856
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Why is the Hyundai Alcazar compared with the Tata Safari, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV 500 etc and not with the Maruti Ertiga, XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Renault Lodgy, Honda BR-V etc?

Are there any technical differences, is it the price band or something else?
Itís majorly due to the price band!
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Why is the Hyundai Alcazar compared with the Tata Safari, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV 500 etc and not with the Maruti Ertiga, XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Renault Lodgy, Honda BR-V etc?

Why is Alcazar considered a 3 row SUV and not a 3 row MPV?
Due to the positioning by the company and the styling of the car. If a car has a van-like appearance and stance, it’s classified as an MPV. If the car appears boxier or “macho”, then it’s classified as an SUV. Traditional classifications like 4x4 and BOF chassis are insignificant now.

Technically, the XL6 is closer to the Alcazar than the Marazzo since the former is a monocoque while the latter is a body on frame vehicle.
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Congratulations on your new purchase.

This post of yours kind of summarises why people will buy this car and as a betting person, in good numbers I daresay.
Thank you so much and I do believe that this car would sell in good numbers. Safari/Innova are definitely better but in city conditions Alcazar wouldn't disappoint too and the provided features does make it a good offering too.

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Congrats for the new car.

I checked out Alcazar and I agree with your observations regarding the looks and interior.

It looks much better than Creta, especially the rear, and does not look like a modified Creta at all. The imposing front grill looks good. The interior looks more premium and the beige interior of Creta will be difficult to maintain.

They have managed to make better use of the elongated length in bringing third row, but they should have given more space at the middle row considering the high usage compared to third row, even if they have to reduce the boot space a little (like XUV 500) or make the vehicle a little longer. I am 6' 2" tall and my knees were touching the front seat, adjusted to my height.

Overall, it is a good product for someone who require additional seating/ boot space, with premium cabin and class leading features, and do not need Innova size.
Thank you so much!!
I totally agree with you, they could have reduced the boot space a lil bit and provided more comfort for 3rd row. I believe they could have easily made the seating more comfortable as the wheelbase is 2760mm(longer than that of Safari). Driving in city feels good and it doesn't feel like you are driving a very long vehicle plus the light steering is a boon in city conditions. I am 6'1 and I feel they have compromised on 2nd row in order to make room for 3rd row and boot but as no one in my family is as tall as me and I will be the one driving car most of the times its okay

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Congrats on the new car!. I do feel that this one looks better than the Creta. I am curious to know the actual kerb weight for the prestige variant of Alcazar in RC for your car. Could you please share this information?

The creta top end's kerb weight is 1367 kgs. If the Alcazar is just 70 kgs more, the power difference shouldn't be much when you are carrying 3-5 passengers in the Alcazar.
Thank you so much!!
As of now I haven't received the RC and the weight isn't mentioned in temporary RC too.
I drove with 5 people in the vehicle and the pull offered by car was decent, if you compare it to Creta you wouldn't even notice it. One of my friend has Creta 2018 and after driving Alcazar he totally fell in love with it and is thinking of buying it as an upgrade in future.
You should try test driving both Creta and Alcazar as that would help you to notice any difference better.
If you want that punch from the engine then I wouldn't suggest you to go with Alcazar neither petrol nor diesel, diesel engine is no doubt underpowered but gets the job done for city usage and petrol on the other hand being paired with a torque converter unit is very hungry and lacks torque (191nm).
For someone looking for performance Creta turbo petrol should be the choice, I test drove it and the power on offer is great. Plus it being a turbo petrol has the required torque(242nm) too.
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I test drove this, looking for a daily automatic to add to the garage and eventually replace an aging fleet. I have to admit, it is the first Hyundai that has impressed me since the Getz and Verna Rockets of old. Sadly, despite its feature rich cabin and impressive build, I just can't bring myself to put down a deposit on one. I can't stand its looks and the drive experience is terribly lackluster. While I may be able to make my peace with the former, the latter is a deal breaker.

Is it just me or despite having options most cars south of 25 lakhs feel too compromised? Heck, even the Octavia and Superb have cost cutting evident all around them.
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Why is the Hyundai Alcazar compared with the Tata Safari, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV 500 etc and not with the Maruti Ertiga, XL6, Mahindra Marazzo, Renault Lodgy, Honda BR-V etc?

Why is Alcazar considered a 3 row SUV and not a 3 row MPV?

Are there any technical differences, is it the price band or something else?

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...parison-413856
To be fair though, none of the cars you mentioned can actually be called SUVs. All of them are more or less 5+2 seater crossovers. You can take a Ertiga/XL6/BR-V to the same places a Safari/Hector Plus/XUV 5OO would go. The Alcazar is a segment above the XL6/Ertiga range (though comparable in physical dimensions) in terms of pricing as it intrudes into the price band of the larger sized Safari/Hector etc. That is why people are comparing the Alcazar to those cars
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Saw one today in Brown shade. Must say it looks much better than current gen Creta. If I would buy it I would rather push the 2nd row to rearmost position, chick out the third row seats & have a bigger boot (& equally good legroom). Bute then I didn't like the design of the 2 tone dashboard, even if the maroon (whatever it is called) shade is in vogue these days.
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0-100 acceleration times of the Alcazar as per latest issue of Autocar:
  • 2.0 MT - 11.03 seconds
  • 2.0 AT - 9.8 seconds
  • 1.5 Diesel AT - 12.57 seconds

Really surprising to see the 2.0 AT being faster than the MT even with a traditional torque converter auto!
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0-100 acceleration times of the Alcazar as per latest issue of Autocar:
  • 2.0 MT - 11.03 seconds
  • 2.0 AT - 9.8 seconds
  • 1.5 Diesel AT - 12.57 seconds

Really surprising to see the 2.0 AT being faster than the MT even with a traditional torque converter auto!
Please take the Autocar India figures with a few grams of salt. They have been goofing up a lot lately. All the other reviews point to 12.xx seconds for Petrol AT.

Example: Indian autos blog, cartoq, motorbeam etc..
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I booked Alcazar white Signature 6S (O) Diesel AT today at Advaith Hyundai, BG road. Delivery will be on August 2nd week. I am looking for the following

1) Insurance from outside - Dealer quotes around 1L for insurance which I felt exorbitant… any suggestions on getting from outside?

2) Tyre upgrade - I feel the stock tyres ( Apollo 215/60) are not up to the marks, any suggestions for upsize focused on comfort and drivability?

Thanks

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I drove the Alcazar yesterday. The car exterior and interior looks really good .Infact , the creta looks considerably cheaper in terms of interiors once you sit inside the Alcazar. It's the driving dynamics that left me wanting. I drove the diesel alcazar and the performance was just meh. A 2 litre engine would have worked wonders. I drove the creta 1.4 dct just after and the difference was so glaringly obvious.
Hyundai has certainly missed a trick here by no giving a more powerful diesel engine. The car would cry out for more power when fully loaded.
Also although the width of both cars is the same , while driving I just felt that Alcazar felt bigger , wider while the creta was so much more agile . Experts if you could please opine incase it's a shared observation.
I couldn't drive the 2 litre petrol as it was not available but I am assuming that it's going to be very good to drive. But I am not so confident about the mileage. I don't expect it to return more than 8-9kmpl in city traffic in comfort mode. Could even be 6-7 untill the first service.
So I go back home convinced about booking the creta dct yet wishing if the I had the option of alcazar's interiors and looks.
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After 15 days and 1400kms, my Alcazar Platinum 6 Seater 1.5 Diesel got the first service (general checkup and wash) at SS Hyundai, Mavelikkara. No surprises so far as in the case of initial lot in many cars, no pieces falling apart, no rattles, every component is working as expected. I hope this will continue the way it is. During this period, the car was taken on mountains, highways, touch and go traffic.. no matter what the demand is, the car is serving the demand. Nothing more, nothing less.
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