South Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai, has launched its popular premium SUV Tucson. It’s a third generation Tucson that has been launched in India. In terms of features, design, and other specifications, it can be seen clearly that the all new Tucson is something more than Hyundai Creta and less than Hyundai Santa Fe which is company’s flagship model.
The all new Hyundai Tucson third gen comes in three variants with petrol and diesel engine options:
2WD MT Petrol – Rs.18.99 lakh
2WD AT GL Petrol – Rs.21.79 lakh
2WD MT Diesel – Rs.21.59 lakh
2WD AT GL Diesel – Rs.23.48 lakh
2WD AT GLS Diesel – Rs.24.99 lakh
(Here WD refers to Two Wheel Drive)
As listed above, the base model of the Hyundai Tucson will cost you Rs.18.99 lakh and top model has been priced at Rs.24.99 lakh. Getting on to the engine details, it comes in two engine options, one with a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a displacement of 1,999 cc and other with 2.0-litre diesel engine with 1,995 cc displacement . However, these engine options are only given in two variants, which include- 2WD MT, 2WD AT GL. The company have not revealed any petrol engine variant in 2WD AT GLS.
All the variants comes in Two-Wheel drive, however, it has been expected that the company will launch Four-Wheel Drive variant next year. The new gen Hyundai Tucson is built on the popular Fluidic 2.0 design language which has also been featured in Hyundai Elantra. With Up Front and sharp projector headlamps all the way to the back, gives Tucson an aggressive look. Similar to Elantra, Tucson also sports LED Fog lamps with LED daytime running lights just below them. The car’s look from sides and rear is similar to Santa Fe, Hyundai flagship model which has been priced at Rs.33 lakh. As we already said, it has been placed between Creta and Santa Fe.
Tucson features sporty different size Alloy wheels. Yes, we said different size as manual transmission variant features 17-inch alloy wheels while automatic trim features 18-inch. Tucson has got windshield wiper, wraparound LED tail lamps, and a large tailgate with company’ logo embedded at the center on the rear side.
Talking about the dimensions, it has a length of 4475 mm, width of 1850 mm, 1660 mm height, and 2670 mm of wheelbase. It has a fuel tank capacity of 62 litre. Hyundai is offering its Drive Mode Select feature with Tucson which lets you select from three drive modes- Normal, Eco, and Sport. It also sports 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has Navigation, Voice Recognition, and supports inputs from Bluetooth, USB and AUX. The infotainment system is connected to 4 speakers and 2 tweeters.
In terms of safety, it has got dual airbags with ABS and EBD. There is also side and curtain airbags in higher variants. Other safety features include- electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill-start assist control (HAC), downhill brake control (DBC), brake assist, rear parking camera dynamic guidelines and rear and front parking sensors.
As mentioned above, the all new Tucson comes in two engine options. The four-cylinder dual VTVT 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 153bhp at 6,200 rpm with a peak torque of 192Nm at 4,000 rpm. On the other hand, the four-cylinder CRDi diesel engine generates 182bhp at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 400NM. Both the engines have been paired with 6-speed gearbox either manual or automatic. The petrol variant with manual transmission return a mileage of 13.03 km/l while the automatic transmission variant returns a mileage of 12.95 km/l. Oh the other hand, diesel variant with manual trim gives a mileage of 18.42 km/l while automatic trim model return a mileage of 16.38 km/l.