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Right time to enter three-row SUV segment, says Hyundai after Alcazar reveal

After years of manufacturing cars in India, Korean auto large Hyundai has lastly decided to take the leap. The carmaker has now decided to enter the three-row SUV part that was as quickly as dominated by the like of Toyota Innova, and now by Maruti’s Ertiga. With various additional carmakers lining as much as be part of the bandwagon, Hyundai made the first switch and obtained right here up with the Alcazar SUV on Thursday.

Although there could also be nonetheless a while sooner than even the journalists can see the automotive in flesh, with none camouflage, Hyundai ensures to shake up the part with a automotive that’s seen as an extended 6- or 7-seater model of the Creta SUV. The Creta has been a very powerful success story for the Korean carmaker in India for the earlier one 12 months. Hyundai India feels it’s the right time to consolidate its place as one in every of many prime carmakers by introducing Alcazar – its first three-row SUV inside the nation.

“The Indian market was a dominant hatchback market previously. It nonetheless stays robust however the SUV section is rising a lot quicker and we count on this section to even develop additional. We (Hyundai) have already skilled such conditions in different world markets like Europe and the US,” Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) MD and CEO SS Kim was quoted by data firm PTI.

Tarun Garg, Director (Gross sales and Advertising) at Hyundai India, was quoted saying, “We imagine that is the precise time for the corporate to enter the section. We achieved primary spot in SUV gross sales final 12 months. The SUV section is changing into bigger and bigger and it’s the proper time for us to actually increase the benchmark and enter a section which we imagine the shoppers are trying ahead to.”

Hyundai Alcazar SUV, which is able to probably be launched later this 12 months, will probably be offered in two engine decisions. There’ll probably be a 2-litre petrol engine that’s in a position to churning out 159 Ps of power and has 191 Nm of peak torque, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that will produce 115 Ps of power and peak torque of 250 Nm. Each the engines will probably be mated to each a six-speed information or computerized gearbox.

(With inputs from companies)

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