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The Hyundai Alcazar SUV is essentially an extended version of the Creta SUV with an additional row of seating. As a result, the upcoming SUV is expected to be powered by the same set of powertrains that are currently offered on the Hyundai Creta.
However, a recent report from TeamBHP suggests that the Alcazar could be offered with a bigger petrol engine. Hyundai could plonk the same 2.0-litre petrol engine that currently powers the Elantra sedan and the Tucson SUV.
The 2.0-litre ‘NU' petrol engine is a four-cylinder DOHC naturally-aspirated unit. It produces a maximum of 150bhp at 6200rpm and a peak torque of 192Nm at 4000rpm. The engine on both the sedan and the SUV comes mated to a six-speed torque converter.
Apart from the above-mentioned 2.0-litre petrol engine, the Alcazar is also expected to be offered with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. In comparison, the 1.4-litre forced induction unit produces a maximum of 138bhp at 6000rpm and a peak torque of 242Nm between 1500rpm and 3200rpm — which is 2bhp less and 50Nm more than the larger NA unit. Furthermore, the 1.4-litre TGDi engine is offered with a seven-speed DCT transmission as standard.
However, the decision on offering the larger NA engine becomes clear when it is compared with a 1.5-litre MPi unit offered on the Creta. The 1.5-litre engine produces a maximum of 113bhp at 6300rpm and a peak torque of 144Nm at 4500rpm.
The power figures might not be enough to propel the three-row SUV to offer optimum performance, especially with all seats occupied. As a result, the South Korean automaker could offer the upcoming Alcazar with a larger NA petrol engine.
Recently, the exterior design details of the Alcazar SUV have also been leaked ahead of its launch. Leaked Images reveals the complete design details of the upcoming SUV. The design details seen from the leaked images match the sketches of the Alcazar released by the company recently — here are more details.
Thoughts About The Hyundai Alcazar Expected To Recieve 2.0-Litre Petrol Engine
The Hyundai Alcazar SUV is one of the most anticipated car launches this year in the Indian market. The upcoming SUV caters to the growing demand for a practical three-row vehicle that can glide over rough patches as well. The larger petrol engine will also offer optimum performance to handle the SUV's additional weight.