At present, premium SUVs dominate India. One after the other, the automaker is trying to rule the segment by launching its 7-seater premium car. Earlier this year, Tata Motors refreshed its iconic name SAFARI and launched it as a 7-seater SUV. After which South Korean automaker Hyundai has launched its best-selling sub-compact SUV Creta based ALCAZAR in this segment.
Now both these vehicles have their reasons to make a place in the segment. Because the name Safari has ruled the hearts of people for years. At the same time, the Creta has become very popular in the last few years. Like every 7-seater premium SUV buyer, if you are not able to choose the vehicle of your choice between these two. Then this article is for you.
Tata Safari: First of all, let's talk about Tata Safari. The Indian carmaker had showcased the Safari as the Gravitas concept at the 2020 Auto Expo. The 2021 Safari prices currently start at Rs 14.99 lakh and go up to Rs 21.84 lakh. This car has been launched in 7 variants XE, XM, XT, XT +, XZ, XZ + and XZ + Adventure Persona. It is a 3-row version of the Tata Harrier, which is offered in both 6-seater and 7-seater options. The Tata Safari gets a Fiat-sourced 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine, which also does the duty on the 5-seater Harrier. This unit generates 168 bhp power and 350 Nm torque.
Hyundai Alcazar: The Hyundai Alcazar bridges the gap between the Creta and the Tucson in the carmaker's portfolio, available in Prestige, Platinum and Signature trims. The range-topping Signature variant only comes with a 6-seat layout. Alcazar's price starts at Rs 16.30 lakh and goes up to Rs 19.99 lakh. The Hyundai Alcazar is powered by a 2.0-liter, naturally-aspirated petrol engine that churns out 159hp and 191Nm. For those who prefer diesel, there is also a 1.5-liter oil burner available with 115hp power and 250Nm torque.