Hyundai Alcazar Facelift: Palisade-Inspired Taillights Spotted

Hyundai Alcazar Facelift: Palisade-Inspired Taillights Spotted

Hyundai is gearing up to refresh its Alcazar 3-row SUV, following the footsteps of the recently launched Creta facelift. Test mules of the updated Alcazar have been sighted in India, wrapped in camouflage that makes it difficult to discern details about the upcoming vehicle. Recently disclosed spy photos from the Middle East reveal some fascinating information.

New Taillights Design Unveiled

Recent spy shots of the Alcazar facelift test mules from the Middle East, credited to automotive enthusiast Aarav P., offer a glimpse of the SUV's rear, showcasing the new LED taillight design. Unlike the Creta and Creta N Line, the Alcazar will feature a distinct taillight LED signature inspired by the Palisade, with twin light bars arranged parallel to each other. Additionally, a high-mount LED stop lamp is also visible in the spy shots.

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Hyundai Alcazar Facelift Taillights 

A familiar design feature from the existing Alcazar model, such as the twin-tip exhaust arrangement and slightly taller roof rails, is also visible in the spy photos. These roof rails appear to be functional, unlike those on the current model. Moreover, the shark fin antenna and ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors) seem to be similar to the outgoing Alcazar.

Anticipated Changes

The Alcazar facelift is anticipated to address some feature gaps, potentially including:

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Rear ventilated seats
  • Rear entertainment package
  • Ottoman for rear passengers
  • Cornering light feature
  • Soft-touch plastics
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are compatible with wireless networking
  • Memory seat function
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Hyundai Alcazar Facelift Front 3-Quarter View


In terms of powertrains, the Alcazar facelift is expected to retain the existing options. This includes the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Turbo Petrol engine, which produces 160 PS of peak power and 253 Nm of peak torque. It will be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Additionally, the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Turbo Diesel engine, generating 113 bhp and 250 Nm of torque will continue to be available with either a 6-speed Manual Transmission (MT) or a 6-speed Torque Converter (TC).