Hyundai Alcazar vs Tata Safari vs MG Hector Plus: Engines compared – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Alcazar is here. Hyundai Motors India has joined the trend of producing a 3-row SUV. Drawing analogies, the Creta here is the benefactor and the Alcazar is the benefitted.
Alcazar, on its launch, will take up the clutch of 3 -row configured SUVs/MPVs ranging from Maruti Suzuki Ertiga to Toyota Innova Crysta. The size of the cluster is huge, however, the Alcazar’s main rival would invariably be the new Tata Safari and the MG Hector Plus, which are similar derivatives of their 5-seater options.
Hyundai in its global premiere of Alcazar has revealed the process behind its making and the engine option that will come along with it. Here is a comparison between of engines and output of the 3 SUVs:
Alcazar will be offered in both petrol and diesel avatars mated with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.
The 3rd generation of 2-liter petrol engine (which is also used in Tucson) is used here. The petrol engine churns out segment-leading 157 bhp and 191 Nm of torque.

The 1.5-liter diesel borrowed from the Creta generates 113bhp and 250 Nm torque. Hyundai has however given the turbo petrol engine a lift in Alcazar.
The MG Hector Plus is also available in petrol and diesel guise. The FCA sourced 2-liter diesel engine churns put 167 hp 350 Nm of torque. Hector Plus with diesel, however, is only available with a 6-speed transmission.

The 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol comes in 2 options with and without a mild hybrid. The petrol engine produces 141hp and 250 Nm of torque. The petrol engine is paired with either a 6-speed manual or a DCT gearbox
The Tata Safari inherits the exact engine and transmission option from the Harrier. Similar to the Hector Pus, the 2-liter diesel engine produces 167 hp 350 Nm of torque. The only benefit in the safari over the Hector+ in transmission dept is the availability of a 6-speed torque convertor sourced from Hyundai.

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