Hyundai Alcazar To Feature 2.0-Litre Petrol Engine Option
The carmaker seems to be working hard to justify the premium price tag the car will come with.
Looks like Hyundai does not want the Alcazar to come off as just a Creta with extra seats and that applies to the engines offered with the car as well.
While there was no doubting the fact that the Creta’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines will be used in the Alcazar, there was nothing concrete about the carmaker using its 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor for the new SUV.
It has now come to light that the soon-to-be launched 3-row SUV from Hyundai will get a 2.0-litre petrol engine option. It is the same engine that does duty on the Elantra and the Tucson and makes 152 PS and 192 Nm of torque.
Hyundai will offer a 6-speed automatic transmission apart from a manual (which will be the mainstay) with this engine, and the 1.5-litre petrol motor would likely be given the boot (for this model alone).
This should help set the Alcazar apart from the very popular 5-seat SUV it is based on and should go some way in justifying the premium price tag that the 3-row SUV will command.
Only this past week did Hyundai release a few official design sketches of the Alcazar, while images of the production-spec model also surfaced online almost immediately.
Apart from the engines, Hyundai Alcazar is also expected to get a new set of features, in addition to the ones already offered with the Creta, while also being a touch more practical.
Source – Team-BHP.com