The Hyundai Alcazar is basically the 7-seater version the popular Creta

The new Hyundai Alcazar Prestige Executive variant brings down the base price of the SUV by Rs. 55,000/-

Hyundai has launched a new base-level trim, Prestige Executive, for its Alcazar SUV with a starting price of Rs. 15,89,400/- (ex-showroom). This move comes in the wake of almost all of its competitors having competitive starting prices.

In fact, the all-new Mahindra Scorpio N and the previously-launched Mahindra XUV700 have made all the midsize 6+ seaters look costlier now. With the addition of the new trim, the Alcazar’s entry-level price has become cheaper by Rs. 55,000/-.

Earlier, the Prestige was the entry-level trim and had a starting price of Rs. 16,44,400/- (ex-showroom). The new Prestige Executive comes in 3 variants – Petrol Manual, Diesel Manual, and Diesel Automatic with price going up to Rs. 17,77,300/- (ex-showroom).

While there are 3 variants, customers can choose from 4 different seat configurations – 7-seater Petrol Manual, 6 or 7-seater Diesel Manual, and 7-seater Diesel Automatic. As far as features are concerned, the new Prestige Executive misses out on some crucial ones.

The 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system has been replaced by a smaller 8-inch unit. This is the same 1 that’s present in some mid-spec Cretas. It gets voice commands and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Hyundai is also testing the CNG variant of the Alcazar

The system comes with only 1 mic instead of 2 and powers 4 factory-fitted speakers and 2 tweeters. Other big misses are connected car tech, auto-dimming IRVMs, SOS button, burglar alarm, and chrome-finished outside door handles.

The new base-level trim retains rest of the features of the regular Prestige trim including the panoramic sunroof, LED headlights and tail lamps, reversing camera, cruise control, etc.

The petrol engine is a 2-litre naturally aspirated unit paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and the diesel is a 1.5-litre unit mated either to a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox on the new Prestige Executive trim.

Hyundai Alcazar’s starting price is still expensive than the Mahindra Scorpio N, XUV700, and Tata Safari.

Hyundai Alcazar Prestige Executive Price:

Petrol ManualRs. 15,89,400/-
Diesel ManualRs. 16,30,300/-
Diesel AutomaticRs. 17,77,300/-
All prices, ex-showroom