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What Is The Hyundai Alcazar?


The Korean manufacturer has trademarked the name and classified it as an SUV

  • Alcazar name has been trademarked by Hyundai India.
  • Could be one of Hyundai’s upcoming SUVs.

The Hyundai Alcazar is the latest name that’s been trademarked by Hyundai in India. And it’s classified as an SUV. What could it be? Is Hyundai silently preparing a new India-specific model?  

Before we start speculating, let’s get a point clear. A manufacturer might not necessarily use a trademarked name for its end product. For example, the Hyundai Aura was trademarked before the launch of the Venue and we thought Hyundai’s sub 4-metre SUV would initially be called the Aura. However, it later turned out that the sub 4-metre SUV has been named the Venue. Similarly, Kia had another name patented for its compact SUV before they narrowed it down to the Seltos.

Now to the speculation part. The online document states that the name Alcazar will be used for a sports utility vehicle. Currently, Hyundai India doesn’t have any plans to launch a ‘new’ SUV this year. However, this name could be used for the 7-seater Creta, which was spotted overseas and could be bookmarked for the Indian market in 2021. The 7-seater Creta is essentially a stretched version of the 5-seater model and will most likely utilise the same powertrains. It also comes with a redesigned rear-end for more differentiation. Read more about it here

Moreover, reports have been doing the rounds that Hyundai is working on an electric SUV specifically for the Indian market. Chances are there that the upcoming EV could also bear this name. 

Now to the third and final bit. Though the name Alcazar has been classified as an SUV, the carmaker might not use it particularly for an SUV. It could instead be used for any one of Hyundai’s upcoming models which are under development. That said, chances are high that this name could be used for SUVs as Hyundai SUVs are named after places. Fun fact: Alcazar is actually a castle in Spain. 

So it's a game of speculation until the carmaker reveals further details about its upcoming vehicles. That said, we are eagerly waiting to see the Alcazar that Hyundai is cooking for the Indian market. 

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