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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hyundai Tucson Launched In India ; Price Starts at ₹ 18.99 Lakhs




Edited by : Shahen Tharammal

► PRICE :

2WD MT Petrol : ₹ 19.33 lakhs
2WD MT Diesel : ₹ 21.98 lakhs
2WD AT GL Petrol : ₹ 22.18 lakhs
2WD AT GL Diesel : ₹ 23.90 lakhs
2WD AT GLS Diesel : ₹ 25.52 lakhs


November 24, 2016 – The all-new Hyundai Tucson, which recently went on sale in India, has received over 200 bookings since its launch on 14th November 2016. It shows the interest the SUV has generated among buyers. Interestingly, about 75% of the demand is for the diesel variants and 55% bookings are coming for the top-spec diesel trim with automatic transmissions. The SUV is available in three trim levels – 2WD MT, 2WD AT GL and 2WD AT GLS – with prices ranging from Rs 18.99 lakh to Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price, the Hyundai Tucson 2016 is competing against the Mahindra XUV500.

Engine options for the all-new Tucson include a 2.0L CRDi diesel and a 2.0L dual VTVT petrol. While the vehicle’s diesel mill is being offered across all trims, it’s only 2WD MT and 2WD ATGL variants that come fitted with the petrol engine. As a reminder, the first-generation Tucson was introduced in India in the year 2005, and discontinued within five years due to poor market demand. The compact premium SUV has now entered its third generation globally, and made its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in September, 2015.

Hyundai said that the Tucson is a Native American name which portrays an image of a ‘Strong Sun’ lending a premium character with performance to the Brand. The SUV has been designed on Hyundai Motor’s new development philosophy – ‘Innovation of Fundamentals’ – representing safety, performance, ride & handling, durability and low NVH through continuous customer-centric innovations.

EXTERIOR



The new Hyundai Tucson is a third generation car globally. The styling is modern and resembles the Santa Fe. The gaping hexagonal front grille is flanked by swept back headlamps that have two projector units apart from the reflector unit for high-beam. The LED day-time running lamps are integrated on the fog-lamp housing on the front bumper which also gets a faux skid plate. The side profile also imitates the Santa Fe with the shoulder line climbing up towards the tailgate. The black cladding around the perimeter of the car gives it a rugged look. It also gets the i20 inspired tail lamps that stand out on the creased tailgate.


INTERIOR


The interiors are not as dramatic as the exterior but premium nonetheless. The Tucson is a five-seater SUV and gets a spacious cabin. The seats will get leather upholstery as an option. The top spec variant gets an electrically adjustable driver seat while the rear seats can be reclined and also split 60-40 and folded up as well. Two-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, cruise control and push-button start are standard along with electrically foldable wing mirrors.

The dashboard is dominated by the touchscreen display at the centre with steering-mounted audio controls. It gets USB, AUX, Bluetooth connectivity along with GPS navigation. For safety, dual front airbags with ABS and EBD are standard across the range with the top-spec car getting six airbags.


ENGINE & TRANSMISSION



The Hyundai Tucson is offered with both petrol and diesel engines. The 2.0-litre four cylinder turbo-diesel belts out 182bhp of power and 400Nm of torque and comes mated to six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The 153bhp, 192Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol also comes with similar six-speed manual and automatic options. The Tucson gets only the front-wheel drive setup as of now expect the torque-on demand all-wheel drive Tucson to come in soon.

*The Tucson is slotted between the Hyundai Creta and the Hyundai Santa-Fe SUVs. It ideally competes with Honda CR-V and Skoda Yeti both being five-seater SUVs. But with its price tag it also competes with the Innova Crysta and D-segment sedans like Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Chevrolet Cruze.


SPECIFICATION

Engines2.0-Litre Petrol2.0-Litre Diesel
Displacement1,999 cc1,995 cc
Max Power153bhp @ 6200 rpm182bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque192Nm @ 4000 rpm400Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm
Transmission6-Speed MT & 6-Speed AT6-Speed MT & 6-Speed AT
Fuel Efficiency
MT: 13.03 km/l
AT: 12.95 km/l
MT: 18.42 km/l
AT: 16.38 km/l


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By : Autocar India



Edited by : Shahen Tharammal
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