Hyundai will launch the Tucson on November 14th, 2016. Here’s everything you want to know about the premium SUV.
Engine: The Tucson will be available in three trim levels – 2WD MT, 2WD AT GL and 2WD AT GLS. The SUV will be offered with one petrol and one diesel engine. The diesel engine will be offered across all trim levels, while the petrol motor won’t be available on the fully equipped GLS trim.
The diesel unit will be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder motor with an output of 185hp and 400Nm of torque.
The petrol engine will also be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit that will develop 155hp and 192Nm of torque.
Gearbox: Both motors will be paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox and be offered as two-wheel drive only.
- Automatic projector headlamps
- LED daytime-running lamps
- Height- adjustable driver seat
- Electric adjust, folding and heated wing mirrors
- Puddle lamps
- Cruise control
- Reclining second row seat
- 8.0-inch touchscreen AVN system with navigation
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition.
In terms of safety, dual airbags and ABS will be standard as will be rear parking sensors and camera. The top 2WD AT GLS trim will get additional goodies such as LED headlamps, leather upholstery, dual-zone auto climate control with rear AC vents, 10-way power-adjust driver seat, drive modes, hands-free tailgate operation, side and curtain airbags, stability control, hill-start assist and front parking sensors.
With an expected price of around Rs 20 lakh, the diesel Tucson will have no real rival until the arrival of the Volkswagen Tiguan. The petrol model, however, will face competition from the Honda CR-V, which is offered with a choice of petrol engines.