The third generation Hyundai Tucson was first showcased by Hyundai at the 2016 Auto Expo where it also announced its decision to launch the SUV in India in this year. According to the latest reports the SUV is all set to launch in October with an expected price tag of around Rs 15 lakhs.
Unlike its predecessor, the all new Tucson will also be available in a Petrol variant and will be endowed with none other than the recently debuted 2.0-litre petrol motor found in the Elantra with some changes to make it more suitable for an SUV.
The exteriors of the Tucson is built on the Fluidic 2.0 design language of the Hyundai and have massive bold hexagonal front-grille, stretched headlights, a strong shoulder line, big wheel arches and a panoramic sunroof on the top. The rear end is also rounded and the small sharply raked rear glass makes it look more of a Crossover than a pure SUV. The slim and long tail lights which stretch into the tail gates look superb and have a typical Hyundai feel to it. The Hyundai has prioritized function over form when it comes to its interiors. It is adorned with Touchscreen infotainment with navigation, auto climate control, steering-mounted remote controls, all of which are placed at convenient positions. The boot space is also quite generous and allows comfortable seating for five average size adults.
Hyundai’s last entry into the sub-15 lakh price bracket, the Creta gained a lot of popularity and established Hyundai as a strong player in the premium segment. The company is now aiming to ride on this wave of popularity with the Hyundai Tucson, which also fills a nice little gap between the Creta and the Santa Fe.