Hyundai Alcazar vs Rivals: What Do The Prices Say?

Modified On Jun 19, 2021 09:30 AM By Sonny for Hyundai Alcazar

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We find out how the Alcazar’s pricing truly fare against similarly priced three-row SUVs

The Hyundai Alcazar three-row SUV is now on sale in India with prices starting from Rs 16.30 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). It is based on the Creta but gets various cosmetic differences to the front fascia and a redesigned rear profile. The Alcazar is offered with the choice of six and seven seater layouts. It also gets petrol and diesel engine options, both with the choice of manual and automatic transmissions.

Here’s how it stacks up against other similarly priced three-row SUVs and its smaller cousins:

Petrol

Hyundai Alcazar

MG Hector Plus

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

 

Style 7 Str - Rs 13.62 lakh

SX - Rs 13.96 lakh

HTX - Rs 13.65 lakh

     

HTX AT - Rs 14.65 lakh

 

Super Hybrid 7 Str - Rs 15.12 lakh

SX AT - Rs 15.44 lakh

GTX(O) Turbo - Rs 15.35 lakh

Prestige - Rs 16.30 lakh/ Rs 16.45 lakh (6-str)

 

SX(O) AT - Rs 16.65 lakh

GTX+ Turbo - Rs 16.65 lakh

   

SX Turbo DCT -  Rs 16.66 lakh

 

Prestige AT 6-str - Rs 17.93 lakh

Smart DCT/CVT - Rs 17.49 lakh

SX(O) Turbo DCT - Rs 17.70 lakh

GTX+ Turbo DCT - Rs 17.44 lakh

Platinum - Rs 18.22 lakh

Sharp Hybrid - Rs 18.12 lakh

   

Signature 6-str - Rs 18.71 lakh

     

Platinum AT 6-str - Rs 19.56 lakh

Sharp DCT/CVT - Rs 19.17 lakh

   

Signature AT 6-str - Rs 19.85 lakh

     

  • The Hector Plus is the most affordable petrol-powered three-row SUV in this list, Rs 2.83 lakh less expensive than the entry-level Alcazar.

  • MG’s SUV is available with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that makes 143PS and 250Nm. It is offered with the choice of 6-speed manual, 6-speed dual-clutch auto and 8-step CVT automatic transmissions. This turbo-petrol is also the one to offer 48V mild-hybrid tech but only with a manual transmission.

  • The Hyundai Alcazar is offered with a 2.0-litre petrol engine with the choice of 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Its output is rated at 159PS and 191Nm. 

  • Both the Alcazar and Hector Plus get the choice of six- or seven-seat configurations but it depends on the variant.

  • The smaller five-seater SUVs are available with a 115PS 1.5-litre engine and a 140PS 1.4-litre turbocharged engine. The 1.5-litre unit is offered with a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic while the turbo-petrol engine is available with a 7-speed DCT. 

  • Prices for the Creta and Seltos start from just under Rs 10 lakh. Its mid-spec variants are priced similar to the entry-level Hector Plus while the top-spec petrol-automatic variants are more affordable than the entry-level petrol-automatic Alcazar.

Diesel

Hyundai Alcazar 

MG Hector Plus

Tata Safari

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

 

Style 7 Str - Rs 15.03 lakh

XE - Rs 14.99 lakh

SX - Rs 14.96 lakh

HTX - Rs 14.75 lakh

       

HTX+ - Rs 15.79 lakh

 

Super 7 Str - Rs 16.13 lakh/ Rs 16.37 lakh (6-str)

XM - Rs 16.36 lakh

SX(O) - Rs 16.24

 

Prestige - Rs 16.53 lakh/ Rs 16.68 lakh (6-str)

   

SX AT - Rs 16.44 lakh

 
   

XMA AT - Rs 17.25 lakh

   
 

Smart 7 Str - Rs 17.99 lakh/ Rs 18.09 lakh (6-str)

XT - Rs 17.81 lakh

SX(O) AT - Rs 17.65 lakh

GTX+ AT - Rs 17.65 lakh

Prestige AT - Rs 18.01 lakh

       

Signature 6-str- Rs 18.94 lakh

Select 7 Str - Rs 18.80 lakh

XT+ - Rs 18.61 lakh

   

Platinum AT 6-str -  Rs 19.79 lakh

Sharp - Rs 19.60 lakh

XZ - Rs 19.51 lakh

   

Signature AT 6-str -  Rs 20 lakh

 

XZ Plus 6 Str - Rs 20.35 lakh

   
   

XZA - Rs 20.76 lakh

   
   

XZA+ - Rs 21.61 lakh

   

  • The Hyundai Alcazar’s entry-level diesel is pricier than the Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus by over Rs 1.5 lakh. Tata’s SUV is only Rs 4,000 more affordable than the MG offering.

  • The Alcazar is offered with the same 1.5-litre diesel engine as offered in the Creta and Seltos. It makes 115PS and 250Nm and is available with the choice of 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

  • Both the Hector Plus and Safari get a 2.0-litre engine that makes 170PS and 360Nm mated to a 6-speed manual. Only the Tata SUV offers it with a 6-speed automatic transmission as well.

  • While the seating layout (six or seven seater) for the Alcazar and Hector Plus depends on the variant, the Tata Safari offers a six-seater layout with captain seats in the top-spec XZ+ trim only.

  • The top-spec diesel-automatic variants of the Creta and Seltos are cheaper than the entry-level diesel-automatic Alcazar. Also, they’re only Rs 40,000 more expensive than the entry-level diesel-automatic Tata Safari. 

  • The Creta SX diesel-automatic (one below top variant) is also more affordable than the entry-level diesel Alcazar.

  • It is also worth noting that the entry-level diesel variants of the Creta and Seltos start from around Rs 10.5 lakh. Their higher variants are priced similar to entry variants of the Safari and Hector Plus, and are better equipped in terms of features and comforts.

Takeaways

  • The entry-level pricing for the Hyundai Alcazar is a lot higher than its three-row rivals like the Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus. However, the Alcazar offers a lot more features and comforts as standard such as a panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car technology, and cruise control. These features are offered on the higher trims of its rivals. 

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  • The Hector Plus is the more affordable petrol offering while the diesel-only Safari is most expensive in its top-spec variant.

  • Hyundai’s latest SUV offering will also be competing against the upcoming Mahindra XUV700, the spiritual successor to the XUV500. The XUV700 will be available with petrol and diesel engine options, both with manual and automatic transmissions. It is expected to offer segment-first ADAS features, a premium cabin and an AWD (all-wheel-ride variant) variant as well.

  • All the above-mentioned three-row SUVs are still more affordable than premium five-seater SUVs like the Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen T-Roc, Citroen C5 Aircross and most variants of the Jeep Compass which are priced north of Rs 20 lakh.

  • The Hyundai Alcazar can also appeal to those who were looking for a Hyundai Creta or a Kia Seltos with a bigger boot while also getting some additional features. By folding down the third row of seats, the Alcazar is still a comfortable family SUV with lots more luggage space to ferry more items for a long trip or fitting in larger items when needed.

All prices are ex-showroom

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