Hyundai Alcazar
Hyundai will be hoping this model does well like the Creta

Hyundai India has concluded durability testing of the Alcazar 3-row SUV only days ahead of the vehicle’s official unveil.

The carmaker released a short video of its newest offering undergoing testing sporting a castle themed camouflage. Why? The car’s name is derived from a castle in Spain, that is why.

In the Hyundai Alcazar testing video, the 3-row SUV is seen running on tarmac and also off the road. We sure hope it offers a pliant ride even when roads suddenly vanish, for the brand claims it offers “superior performance, drivability and comfort”.

Also, the car’s added length is clearly seen in the footage. The side profile is now a bit more proportionate in comparison to the Creta due to the added length in the rear.

Occupants of the final row do get a dedicated quarter glass, but it does look rather small at the moment and how much light it lets in will have to be seen.

There are roof rails and diamond cut alloy wheels, a raked C-pillar, which reminds one of the Mercedes GLE, and judging by the way the SUV sits and the gap between the wheels and the arches, owners would be better off sticking to the black stuff with this car.

At the front, the Alcazar will have a new grille and bumper, while the LED headlamps are similar units to the ones used on the Creta. The rear profile has been completely changed, with there being a new tailgate, rear lights and bumper. While Hyundai will reveal the model on 7th April, images of the production-spec car got leaked online in March.

In terms of the powertrain options, the South Korean firm will offer the 3-row SUV with a 1.4-litre turbo petrol, 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. There will be manual and automatic gearbox options as well.

Side Profile
It should offer adequate space in the third row for customers to select it over the Creta
Hyundai Alcazar Rear
Boot space with all seats in place is unknown for now
Hyundai Alcazar Testing
The car will get a bigger 2.0-litre petrol engine option, unlike its 5-seat sibling