The Hyundai Alcazar celebrates its first anniversary in India in September this year but the automaker is already gearing up to work on the updated version of its three-row SUV. The Hyundai Alcazar facelift is still some time away from launch but it has been spotted testing for the first time in its home market South Korea. The spy images reveal subtle upgrades to the model that will help keep the Alcazar relevant amidst new rivals in the segment.
The images of the Hyundai Alcazar Facelift reveal a revised front grille along with lines of the new Tucson and Venue SUVs. The grille design is largely familiar but you get a chrome strip running across the face of the car. The split headlamps have been tweaked to accommodate the revised grille. Changes to the side are minimal with running boards replaced by side skid plates, while the alloy wheel design remains the same. At the rear, there are no major changes with the design staying identical to the current model.
It’s unclear if the cabin will get extensive changes on the Hyundai Alcazar facelift. We do expect to see revised upholstery and features. The touchscreen system could be bigger this time, while we can see more connectivity tech on offer. Reports do suggest that that Alcazar facelift will be updated with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), along with a host of other safety aids.
Engine options are likely to be carried over with the 1.5-litre diesel and 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine on offer with the Hyundai Alcazar Facelift. Both engines are available with automatic or manual transmissions. Other features like driving modes and traction modes will be carried over on the car, and so will other features and creature comforts.
Hyundai Motor India is likely to introduce the Alcazar sometime next year, most likely close to its second anniversary. Meanwhile, the company should bring the Creta facelift to the market in the first half of the year. The Alcazar facelift will be better equipped to take on the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV700 among other in the segment.