Hyundai has launched a brand new base trim to the Alcazar line-up, calling it the Status Govt. This new trim replaces the earlier base Status trim and is priced between ₹ 15.89 lakh and ₹ 17.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Costing ₹ 55,000 much less for every equal variant, the brand new Status Govt loses out on just a few options over the now discontinued Status trim.
It’s out there within the following configurations — 7-seater petrol-MT, 6- and 7-seater diesel-MT and a 7-seater diesel-AT. The earlier base Status petrol variant was additionally out there with an computerized gearbox and in 6-seater configuration. The brand new Alcazar Status Govt loses the big 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that was customary throughout the vary till now and as an alternative comes with a smaller 8.0-inch display supplied on mid-spec trims of the Hyundai Creta.
The Alcazar’s new Status Govt trim is a response to the chip scarcity as bigger screens with extra performance have better reliance on semiconductors. On this time of scarcity, carmakers are having to react shortly and innovatively to make sure well timed supply of automobiles, even when it comes at the price of deletion of some options.
The smaller 8.0-inch touchscreen loses out on the BlueLink related automotive expertise and the power to obtain over-the-air updates. It additionally comes with just one mic set-up, as an alternative of two, as was customary on the Status trim. It nonetheless retains wi-fi performance for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in addition to voice instructions. This smaller display additionally will get bodily knobs and buttons not out there with the bigger 10.25-inch display.
The brand new Status Govt trim is nicely outfitted because it retains some coveted options similar to LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, cruise management, wi-fi charging, ambient lighting and extra. The Alcazar Status Govt may even have a lesser ready interval when in comparison with higher-specced trims.
Hyundai will not be the one carmaker who has tried to avert the chip scarcity by deleting just a few options on its fashions. Earlier, Skoda too, had launched new trims to the Kushaq’s line-up by deleting just a few tech options, thus requiring lesser chips.
There doesn’t appear to be a respite to the chip scarcity within the close to future, which implies extra carmakers might undertake an identical strategy sooner or later to cut back ready intervals and hold the stock shifting.