With the introduction of two new models, the rivalry in the 7-seater SUV segment will be even more fierce. The all-new Hyundai Alcazar is expected to arrive in May, while the Mahindra XUV700 is expected to arrive in July or August 2021. The modified version of the K2 platform used in the 5-seater Creta is Hyundai’s Alcazar. The SUV has a 2760mm wheelbase, which is 150mm longer than the Creta and the longest in its class. It will be available in six and seven-seat configurations.
The Alcazar will be powered by a 2.0L petrol engine with 159bhp and 192Nm, according to the South Korean automaker. A 1.5L turbo-diesel engine will also be available. The oil burner is said to have a power output of 115bhp and a torque output of 250Nm. Both engines are available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The base model of the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar 7-seater SUV is expected to cost Rs 13 lakh, with the fully-loaded version costing Rs 20 lakh.
Mahindra’s next 7-seater SUV (W601) will be released shortly. The carmaker released the first teaser image ahead of the official launch, confirming the production name – the Mahindra XUV700. It will be the new-generation XUV500‘s 7-seater variant. After the launch of the XUV700, the company has announced that the XUV500 will be temporarily discontinued. The forthcoming XUV700 will be larger and more luxurious than the current generation XUV500.
In reality, the SUV will be equipped with ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), a 3D panoramic vision for the driver, autonomous braking, a radar system, and an eyelid tracking system, among other advanced features. The new 190bhp 2.0L turbo petrol and 185bhp 2.2L mHawk diesel engines will be eligible for the XUV700. A 6-speed manual and an automatic transmission will be available. The Mahindra XUV700 is expected to cost between Rs 14 lakh and Rs 21 lakh (ex-showroom).