The automotive is constructed in a method that stands tall and rugged on the town streets, with out ever being uncomfortable, says Pavan Lall.
IMAGE: The Hyundai Alcazar. All Photographs: Kind courtesy, Hyundai India/Facebook
Hyundai’s new SUV, the Alcazar, is a testomony to the Korean automaker’s sense of what its clientele precisely desires.
Its newest seven-seater is not only a massive-sized sports activities utility car (SUV), however one that’s aimed toward prospects who demand greater than what the Creta or the Santa Fe gives.
Alcazar, which shares its identify with a basic in the Tintin comics and has an imposing presence and aura as well, permits prospects to do issues that they could not with the aforesaid smaller SUVs from the Hyundai secure.
What it means is that the Alcazar comes in each automated and handbook transmissions, and in diesel in addition to petrol variants.
The model we examined was the automated and it hit excessive pace in a jiffy with out a lot of a wrestle.
It was simple and supple to drive on highways and metropolis streets, in addition to geared up with a two-litre turbine that provides you adequate energy.
For metropolis commuting, the seats of the Alcazar are snug with sturdy backrests and ample cupholders and facilities that embrace bottle and flask holders.
The consoles and leisure centres are properly positioned and simply reachable for the driving force.
Overall the automotive is constructed in a method that stands tall and rugged on the town streets, with out ever being uncomfortable.
Try to push it onerous and the automotive will speed up sufficiently, whereas by no means indicating any kind of physique roll or lurching.
The Alcazar, then, goes to compete face to face with different seven-seaters from peer group producers that embrace Toyota, Mahindra and Mahindra and Tata.
What Hyundai does rather well is bundle its automobiles at tantalising costs which are most desired by prospects.
The model I drove is offered at an ex-showroom value of round Rs 20 lakh.
Beyond the premium look and feel, the opposite options that it gives embrace folding tables in the center row, ample charging factors and even an onboard air air purifier as a part of the air flow system.
All in all, the Alcazar packs in a premium feel. It’s mirrored in the aluminum accents on the insides in addition to the leather-based trims, ambient lighting choices for the insides of the cabin, and a formidable listing of options corresponding to panoramic roofs, energy adjusters for the driving force’s seat, wi-fi cellphone chargers, paddle-shift model gears and Bose sounds methods.
Most three-row automobiles are that solely in identify as a result of the final bench is basically a compressed row appropriate for young children or those that are quick in stature.
It’s the identical story with the Alcazar. By the best way, drivers who’re in search of a spare wheel will discover it underneath the automotive hooked as much as the undercarriage.
What’s totally different from the Creta? The Alcazar has a wider and longer wheelbase, which is uncommon in contrast with different SUVs which are just like smaller fashions which are being expanded in that they use beauty tips to beef up the bumper or the entrance a part of the car.
There’s a substantial improve in size, which makes the car look not solely like a larger SUV but in addition drive like one.
The Alcazar has a very distinctive and premium grille in darkish chrome, which is analogous to the form of end that has the badging behind the car.
The darkish chrome offers the SUV an total look and end that makes it seem way more premium than what the Korean carmaker gives.
Over the years, Hyundai has well carved out a area of interest for itself by catering to prospects and giving them merchandise at costs which are just like these of its competitors, however with extra or higher options that translate into a successful mixture.
The trick, after all, lies in having the ability to constantly discover sub-segments to play and win in, which Hyundai appears to be doing up to now.
Feature Presentation: Rajesh Alva/Rediff.com