After launching the new Elantra for the Indian market this year, Hyundai plans to dominate this premium car segment by also introducing the Tucson. The SUV will be launched in India tomorrow.
The 2016 Tucson will be Hyundai’s third SUV in its portfolio and will be sold in three variants – base G, GL and GLS. Some of the exterior features on the top-of-the-line trim include dual-barrel LED lamps, DRLs, LED tail lamps, sun-roof, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels etc. The interior boasts of leather seats, an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with reverse camera and navigation, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 10 way power-operated driver’s seat with ventilation, dual-zone climate control etc. The car will be equipped with six airbags, keyless entry with push-button start and vehicle stability management as well.
The Tucson’s engine lineup includes a 2.0-litre MPI four-cylinder petrol mill (153bhp, 192Nm) and a 2.0-litre CRDi four-cylinder diesel unit (182bhp, 400Nm). Six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes will be the transmission options.
Hyundai will locally assemble the Tucson at its Chennai plant at good localisation levels for competitive pricing. Upon launch, it will be placed between the Santa FE and the Creta in Hyundai’s Indian line-up. We can expect its price to be between Rs 17-22 lakh aimed at customers looking for a premium mid-sized SUV. Variant-wise pricing will be announced tomorrow.