This Hyundai SUV is going to make a grand entry with a new look, 6 airbags will be available in the car

After the updated Creta, the next big launch from Hyundai this year will be the Alcazar facelift which has been spotted testing on our roads earlier. While we reported that its launch is scheduled for sometime in mid-2024, the launch has been delayed by a few months, which means the Alcazar facelift is now expected to arrive by September-October 2024.

Why is the Hyundai Alcazar facelift delayed?

The Alcazar has been a relatively slow seller for Hyundai, selling around 1,500 units on average every month. This is way behind the Creta, which regularly sells over 10,000 units every month, even more so since the facelift arrived in January this year. Before the refreshed midsize was launched, Hyundai dealers, in fact, would often push the Alcazar to Creta customers with the incentive of a much lower waiting period. This means that the inventory levels of the outgoing Alcazar are currently quite high, and in order to clear out the existing stock of the outgoing model, Hyundai has delayed the launch of the Alcazar facelift by a few months.

What to expect from the Hyundai Alcazar facelift?

The new Alcazar will be updated on the lines of the new Creta. An all-new front grille and bumper along with a split headlamp set-up are expected. The tailgate will also be redesigned with wraparound styling, connected tail-lamps, horizontal position. The Alcazar had little visual difference compared to the pre-facelift Creta, so it remains to be seen how different the new model is from the new Creta.

On the inside, expect the new dashboard from the Creta facelift to be carried over to the refreshed Alcazar as well, which means it could get the new connected-screen layout. As before, expect the Alcazar to come in both six and seven-seat configurations. The most significant update in the equipment list will be the addition of the ADAS suite from the updated Creta.

No change in powertrain

The Alcazar already gets a 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 116hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine, and both are expected to continue as they are; their respective manual and automatic gearboxes will also be carried forward unchanged.

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