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For quite some time, there have been speculations regarding a 7-seater SUV from Hyundai. Recently, the South Korean automaker confirmed that it has completed 25 years in the Indian market, and to celebrate that Hyundai will be launching an SUV in the country. This three-row model will be called Alcazar while it will be based on Hyundai Creta. A direct competition to this upcoming 7-seater SUV would be the newly launched Tata Safari. Tata Motors brought back the iconic Safari nameplate in the BS6 format. In this article, we have listed the differences between the new Tata Safari and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar.
Hyundai Alcazar vs Tata Safari: Price in India
Hyundai Alcazar is expected to fall in the price bracket of Rs 11.50 lakhs - Rs 18 lakhs (ex-showroom) while the iconic Tata Safari is retailed at Rs 14.69 lakhs (ex-showroom). The price goes as high as Rs 21.45 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the range-topping Adventure Persona Edition.
Hyundai Alcazar vs Tata Safari: Exterior Design
Hyundai Alcazar will be based on the K2 platform, which also underpins the current-gen Creta. Tata Safari, on the other hand, is based on the Omega Arc architecture that is derived from Land Rover’s D8 platform. The Omega Arc platform can house a 4WD system, while the K2 platform does not come with any such possibility. Talking about the dimensions, we can expect the upcoming Alcazar to be similar to the newly launched Safari.
In terms of design, the Hyundai Alcazar looks similar to Creta. However, it does get subtle changes to the bumper and grille to make it look a bit distinct from the new-gen Creta. Meanwhile, Tata Safari retains the silhouette of Tata Harrier. Upfront, it gets a new tri-arrow grille with a chrome finish. In addition, the SUV flaunts Xenon HID projector headlamps. The roof rails of the SUV come with ‘Safari’ inscribed on them. Towards the rear end, it gets a new D-pillar design, a new set of LED tail-lamps, and a large quarter glass. Tata Safari rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. On the other hand, we can also expect Alcazar to get a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
Hyundai Alcazar vs Tata Safari: Interior Features
Hyundai Alcazar is expected to offer a massive list of features just like the Creta. This includes Creta’s 7-inch all-digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment system integrated with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. Besides these, the SUV is also likely to get smart cruise control, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, highway driving assist, wireless charging, and lane departure warning among many others.
Tata Motors, on the other hand, has equipped the new Safari with a plethora of features. These include an 8.8-inch floating island infotainment unit compatible with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch TFT display for the instrument panel, third-row AC vents, 9 JBL speakers, a 6-way powered driver seat with adjustable lumbar support, ambient mood lighting, fully automatic temperature control with HVAC, tilt & telescopic adjustable steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, electrical ORVMs, push-button start, cooled storage box & glove box, among many others. The feature highlight is the IRA connectivity suite with a voice assistant with connected car technology.
Hyundai Alcazar vs Tata Safari: Engine Specifications
The all-new Safari houses a 2-0-litre 4-cylinder Kryotech diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 167 bhp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The engine can be availed with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Talking about the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar, it is expected to get the same powertrain options as the Hyundai Creta - a 1.5-litre turbocharged CRDi diesel engine and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit. Transmission options in this case will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. However, the powertrain options are expected to be re-tuned.