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Hyundai postponed launch of Tucson in India

Snapshot: Hyundai has postponed the launch of the Tucson SUV that was scheduled to be launched on October 24.

Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai has postponed the launch of the Tucson SUV that was scheduled to be launched on October 24. Hyundai India has said in a statement, “launch has been rescheduled to a later date due to unavoidable reasons.” The car made its Indian debut at the 2016 Auto Expo, earlier this year.

Hyundai Tucson was first introduced globally in 2004 and hit the Indian shore just very next year. Initially, the premium SUV was in great demand, but sales declined  and was discontinued. Now with the increasing demand of crossovers and SUVs, it is the right time for the Tucson to take a bold stance in the market. It will be positioned above Creta and under Santa Fe.

In its third generation, it bears Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy and measures 4,475 mm in overall length, 1,850 mm in width and is 1,645 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,670 mm. Inside, it will come with rich leather upholstery for the seats, panel and steering wheel wrapped with leather and features like touchscreen infotainment system paired with eight speakers, electronic parking brake, optional panoramic sunroof, satellite navigation system, six airbags, twin exhausts and more.

Hyundai Tucson will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant is expected to be offered in base variants only and will be powered with a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit, one displayed at the Auto Expo 2016, while the diesel variant will most likely get a 2.0-litre four cylinder CRDi engine. Transmission duties will be taken care by either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed auto transmission. The company could also offer all wheel drive system (AWD) for brilliant off-road experience.

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