Hyundai Alcazar Design Sketches Released
The SUV retains the Hyundai Creta's profile, but is longer due to the need to accommodate an additional row of seats.
Hyundai Motor India has released the design sketches of the Alcazar 3-row SUV, today. Developed on the brand’s global design identity dubbed “Sensuous Sportiness”, the midsize SUV has a similar profile to the Creta on which it is based.
Only the side and rear three quarter view sketches of the soon-to-be launched SUV have been released for now. The car carries a very similar side profile to that seen on the Creta sporting bold character lines, and a crossover stance.
However, it is clear that the Alcazar will be longer than the 5-seat compact SUV, with the extra length utilised to accommodate the third row of seats.
The Hyundai Alcazar design sketch also reveals the new tail lamp design that looks much better than the one present on the Creta. What’s more, the tailgate has been redesigned entirely as well. But, the rear bumper is similar in design to the one on the 5-seat compact SUV.
When it comes to the glasshouse, the Alcazar looks set to receive a rear quarter glass that should help get some light in for last row occupants.
In addition, while the profile of the bonnet looks identical to the Creta’s, the front fascia seems to have been changed. There should be a new radiator grille, bumper and different lighting units on the car.
Inside, like speculated earlier, the Hyundai Alcazar design sketch reveals a dashboard taken straight out of the Creta, which is no bad thing.
But, in the Alcazar, customers can opt for captain’s chairs in the second row and they come with their own dedicated centre console equipped with an armrest and some stowage.
According to Hyundai, there is ample room for occupants in both second and third rows and the design sketch implies the same. But, look carefully and it is evident that the second row seats are placed a touch forward in the sketch.
Surprisingly, Hyundai has even left some space behind the third row of seats for luggage, but there does not seem to be enough space for a spaniel.
To make its debut soon, the Alcazar will make use of the Creta’s engine and gearbox choices. It should cost more than the 5-seat compact SUV it is based on, but should make up for it by being a more premium product.