After Elantra, the much awaited car from the house of Hyundai is all set to make its re-entry in the Indian market, Yes, the all-new Hyundai Tucson is launching on October 24. The third-generation Tucson was first revealed at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 and since then the speculations of its launch were there in the market. To be positioned between the Creta and Santa Fe, the all-new Hyundai Tucson will be the 9th offering of Hyundai in the Indian market.
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The upcoming Tucson gets Hyundai’s large, new hexagonal grille at front, elongated sharp headlamps which are quite similar to the one in the new Elantra and stylish fog lamps. Based on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, Tucson is the second car to be based on this design theme after Elantra. The Tucson’s silhouette features a lot of curves and confidently drawn slashes. The long bonnet is curved in a smart manner, A-pillar is visually disconnected from the bonnet to accentuate the length and side profile resembles to a coupe than an SUV. The canted forward wheel arches, sculpted rear haunches and the drooping roofline gives it an identity of an urban SUV over a hardcore rugged SUV made to take on any terrain.
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When we look at the interior, it is not as radical as the exterior. There is nothing much to excite you about this upcoming Hyundai SUV, just a two-part, upper-lower layout look, and 8-inch touchscreen is on plate to please you. In its respective segment, Tucson is widest and is evolved using soft feel materials to give a premium touch. The smart-powered tailgate opens by waving your feet under it, and drive mode selector along with automatic parking sensors are some other features of all-new Hyundai Tucson. On safety front, the lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring system and autonomous emergency braking is on offer.
Under the hood, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine is on offer with an option of automatic gearbox for the base variants. While when upgrading the variant, the customers will get a diesel unit. The prices of all-new Hyundai Tucson are expected to start from INR 17 lakh and the top variant might get a tag of INR 22 lakh. With this, the Hyundai SUV will be competing against the upcoming Jeep Compass.