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Hyundai Tucson Launched At Rs. 18.9 Lakhs

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Hyundai Tucson will take on the likes of Mahindra XUV 500 as it plans to make sure that Hyundai is present in small to big segments

Hyundai is all set to take the premium D-segment SUV category by storm. The Tucson has a reputation worldwide for offering a lot for the money it ask for. Let it be practicality, refinement, luxury or performance. Hence, the most awaited SUV of all time is almost set to hit the Indian market very soon. Tucson, when it comes, will have stiff competition from the likes of the SUV giant in India, Mahindra and its very successful steed, the XUV 500. Hyundai has finally launched at a pricing which is a premium over its rival but does it have so much more to offer? Let’s find out!

2016 Hyundai Tucson Engine And Gearbox

Hyundai seems to be all set to offer high performance engine which will offer tractability and efficiency at the same time. There is a 2.0l diesel engine and a 2.0l petrol engine on offer with automatic and manual options. Diesel makes 180 BHP and petrol makes 153 BHP. Diesel makes 400 Nm of torque and petrol makes 192 Nm of torque. The petrol variant will return an economy of 13.03 km/l with the manual and 12.95 km/l with the automatic gearbox. Diesel will get 18.42 km/l for the manual variant and 16.38 km/l for the automatic variant. All claimed numbers.

Read this too: XUV 500 pricing and every detail you need know!

Hyundai Tucson Chassis, Suspension and Off-road

Monocoque construction will be seen on the Tucson and will have a lighter kerb weight just like the XUV 500 which should be around the 1700 kg mark. Four wheel drive will be an option, meanwhile, the two-wheel drive option will be FWD. Automatic gearbox options could be paired with four-wheel drive mostly as standard in the future. 17-18-inch wheels are being offered on lower and higher-end variants.

Hyundai Tucson Design and Dimensions

The Tucson is no doubt a very futuristic SUV in today’s time. The headlights say the same. The side profile is very coupe-ish with a high belt line. Rear again with new tail lamps that are sleeker and longer does look very sporty indeed. Front, with all Hyundai’s, has a large and imposing grille with multiple slats of chrome and with a sleek bumper makes it tamed and appealing at the same time. The LED DRL’s will make the case stronger when it comes to the appealing part. Space will be on the higher side as well because it is a 5-seater.

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Read this too: XUV 500 pricing and every detail you need know!

Hyundai Tucson India Interiors and Features

As always with every Hyundai, expect high quality interiors for the Tucson as well. The dashboard and interior design will be quite similar to the Santa Fé. Most switches, stalks and everything else including dials, infotainment screen will be similar to Hyundai cars of before. 8-Inch touch screen, with all connectivity options will come in the top-end variant of the car. The Tucson will be offered in three trim levels. 2WD MT, 2WD AT GL, and 2WD AT GLS. The petrol engine will be made available with the first two trims, while diesel customers will have all three variants on offer.

Cruise control, power seats, reversing camera, parking sensors front and rear, automatic headlights and wipers along with projector lights and HID will make feature list longer and appealing. electric parking brake, Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes, rear a/c vents, We expect more small creature comfort to make the value for money proposition interesting. Space should be good enough in both rows as well. With almost 500+ liters of boot space, the SUV does make things more practical as well.

2016 Hyundai Tucson India Launch and Price

Launched in November 2016, the price list is as below.

Tucson Petrol Price
Manual Rs. 18,99,000
Automatic Rs. 21,79,000

Tucson Diesel Price
Manual: Rs. 21,59,000
Automatic GL: Rs.23,48,000
Automatic GLS: Rs.24,99,000

Prices are ex-showroom Delhi

Hyundai Tucson Safety Features

There are 6 Airbags, ABS, EBD, Electronic stability program, traction control, DBC (downhill brake control), HAC (hill-start assist control)

Hyundai Tucson India Competition

Mahindra XUV 500, Honda, CR-V, Skoda Yeti.

Read this too: XUV 500 pricing and every detail you need know!

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