After Elantra, the Hyundai Tucson was the much-awaited car for the Hyundai lovers and today Hyundai India has finally launched the SUV in India. The Hyundai Tucson is priced at INR 18.99 lakh and the top variant comes at a tag of INR 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). After the Tucson was discontinued in India, this is the third-generation, which is launched again with revised aesthetics, engine, and interior. The Hyundai Tucson will be positioned between the so-called urban SUV, Creta and the Flagship SUV, Santa Fe.
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The SUV will be offered in both petrol and engine options and in three trim levels, which include 2WD MT, 2WD AT GL, and 2WD AT GLS. Just like Elantra, Hyundai Tucson also features the popular Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The hexagonal grille with Chrome slate is accompanied with projector headlamps and the beefy bumper gives an aggressive appeal to the car. Further the headlights are coupled with LED fog lamps, and LED daytime running lights and both are similar to the recently introduced new Elantra. The side and the rear profile resembles the elder sibling Santa Fe and the sporty alloy wheels measuring between 17-18 inch further accentuate the overall profile of the SUV.
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In the cabin, the new Hyundai Tucson features dual-tone black & beige treatment with leather upholstery in the top variant. The dashboard is well structured and the SUV is equipped with features like dual-zone climate control, rear AC vents, 10-way power adjustable driver seat and keyless entry. The standard features of all the trims include automatic headlamps, puddle lamps, and cruise control, while the top-end variant is upgraded with powered tailgate with height adjustment and electric parking brake.
Under the hood, there are two options, a 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel. The four-cylinder dual VTVT petrol unit churns out a maximum power of 152 hp and peak torque of 192 Nm while, the diesel unit delivers 182 hp maximum power and 400 Nm peak torque. Both the engines are mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. The company claims that the mileage will be ranging between 12-14 kmpl but, the real figures will be revealed once the SUV will be on road. The direct competitors of new Tucson will be Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti, and SsangYong Rexton.