The South Korean car maker Hyundai has finally brought back its old workhorse the Tucson SUV in India after almost a decade. The company had showcased the SUV earlier this year at the 2016 Auto Expo, since then the car has got quite a bit of fan following. Just like other Hyundai cars, the Tucson SUV has also been priced well, with the price starting from Rs. 18.99 lakh to 24.99 lakh. The all new-generation Hyundai Tucson will compete against SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti, and SsangYong Rexton.
The new-generation Hyundai Tucson is based on the well known Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language with a few of Hyundai's most recent styling cues found in its most recent offerings. The SUV features a large hexagonal grille with Chrome surrounds, which is further flanked by sharp projector headlamps. The newly designed muscular bumper is very well-sculpted and houses the pair horizontal LED fog lamps and LED DRLs, which is similar with the all new Elantra.
At the inside, the SUV gets dual-tone black and beige treatment with texture upholstery on the base trim and leather upholstery for the higher trims. It also comes with brilliantly designed instrument panel with a multifunctional steering wheel. The SUV is quite rich in terms of features that incorporates - dual zone climate control, rear AC vents, 10-way adjustable driver seat, and keyless entry. Automatic headlamps, puddle lamps, and cruise control are standard across the range. while the top-end variants also get powered tailgate with height adjustment and electric parking brake. The SUV also gets various driving modes such as Normal, Sport and Eco.
The SUV features an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally it is equipped with satellite Navigation and Voice Recognition, Bluetooth telephony etc. The music experience is further enhanced by 4 speakers and 2 tweeters.
In terms of safety, the SUV gets dual airbags, ABS and EBD as standard feature. However, the higher variants gets features like curtain airbags, 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 reported earlier, the Tucson gets a 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The four-cylinder dual VTVT petrol unit can churn out maximum power of 152 bhp at 6,200 rpm and a peak torque of 192 Nm at 4,000 rpm. On the other hand the diesel CRDi mill can produce 182 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 - 2,750 rpm. Customers will have the option to choose between 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission system.