Hyundai recently re-launched Tucson SUV in India priced at Rs 22.24 lakh (on-road price, New Delhi) in petrol and diesel variants, with a 2WD drivetrain. Missing out on the AWD version, Hyundai will soon add the AWD drivetrain to the carline in May 2017. The all-wheel drive system on the new Tucson will be the Active On-Demand 4WD with 50/50 front and rear lock mode system and it will be offered with the 2.0 litre, four cylinder CRDi unit. Additionally, it will get an all-black interior with a panoramic sunroof. Hyundai Tucson re-entered the Indian market in November 2016 after the premium SUV was phased out in 2010. The new Hyundai Tucson is positioned between Creta and Santa-Fe in Hyundai India’s SUV line-up. Currently in third generation, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is built on the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy and features multiple design elements that accentuate the imposing exterior profile. The Hyundai Tucson India-spec model is available with a choice of two engines and two transmissions in a total of five variants.
Rivalling the likes of Honda CR-V and Skoda Yeti in the premium SUV segment, Hyundai Tucson price falls in the vicinity of Rs 18.99 lakh to Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hyundai had pulled the plug on Tucson SUV back in 2010 due to poor response from customers, but taking into account the rising popularity of SUVs Hyundai brought it back in 2016. Featuring multiple changes, the third generation Tucson gets improved exterior, interior stuffed with plethora of equipment and choice between 2.0 litre diesel & petrol units. Power is transmitted through a six-speed unit available in automatic and manual gearboxes.
Hyundai Tucson Exterior
Embracing Hyundai’s popular Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design tenet, Hyundai Tucson India model has an imposing exterior profile with key styling elements like hexagonal grille with multiple chrome slats, swooping head-lamps, sloping roofline, sporty bumper and wrap-around LED tail-lamps.
Hyundai Tucson Interior
Inside, it sports leather seats and splash of leather is also seen around steering wheel as well as instrument panel. In terms of equipment, the new Hyundai Tucson arms a host of features, an integrated touchscreen infotainment system sits on the console whereas the panoramic sunroof is optional.
Hyundai Tucson Engine Specifications & Transmission
The premium SUV sources power from the 2.0 litre, diesel unit pumping out 182bhp and a 2.0 litre petrol unit churning out 153bhp. Both these engines are paired to a six-speed manual transmission with a choice for a six-speed automatic gearbox. It also comes with an option of Sport, Drive and Eco modes, but misses out on an all-wheel drive option.
Hyundai Tucson Features
Features including hexagonal chrome grille, sporty bumper, wrap-around LED tail-lamp, automatic LED head-lamps, dual-barrel LED DRLs and fog lamps adorn the exterior profile. Inside, it packs leather seats and leather wrapped steering wheel.
Hyundai Tucson Performance & Mileage
The diesel powered Tucson is claimed to run up to 18.42km/l and the petrol variants can return 13.03km/l. In terms of performance, Hyundai claims to have curbed the NVH levels and drag coefficient.
Hyundai Tucson Accessories & Infotainment
An integrated 8.0 inch infotainment AVN system with eight speakers sits inside. It also gets a navigation system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition.
Hyundai Tucson Braking & Handling
Hyundai Tucson uses disc units at front axle and drum units at rear axle to retard power. In addition to these, it also gets anti-lock-braking system with electronic brake-force distribution.
Hyundai Tucson Safety & Security
Safety provisions on the Hyundai Tucson include dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD as standard fitments across variants. High-end variants come with additional goodies like side & curtain airbags, stability control, hill-start assist and front parking sensors. Scoring a perfect 5-Star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test, Tucson is a dependable car when it comes to safety. Hyundai India is also offering a three-year customer care program on the new Hyundai Tucson comprising road side assistance, 30,000 km free maintenance and Times Map care.
Hyundai Tucson Comfort & Convenience
Comfort goodies on the premium SUV comprise panoramic sunroof, electric tail-gate, height adjuster for driver’s seat, power-operated heated wing mirrors with foldable function, dual-zone auto climate control with rear AC vents, 10-way electric driver’s seat, cooled glove-box, rear seat arm rest with cup holder, 60:40 split rear seat with reclining function, auto defogger and smart key & push button start among others.
Hyundai Tucson Wheels & Tyres
All four tyres come wrapped with 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
Hyundai Tucson Competition
Hyundai Tucson India-spec model will take on the likes of Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti and SsangYong Rexton in this space.