New Hyundai Tucson Launched at Rs 22.3 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)
What is new here?
The Hyundai Tucson is now back in India as it was earlier unveiled at the Auto Expo and today it has been finally launched. The Tucson is the flagship Hyundai SUV being positioned above the Creta in terms of size and positioning and now gets some updates with BS6 engines of course. The Tucson would be the third Hyundai SUV in the line-up that they have in India currently.
How does it look on the outside?
The new Tucson is a facelift but there are changes which you can see quite clearly. Mostly you can see the new look front which has new headlamps plus a new grille while the bumper is also tweaked. At the rear you get updated tail-lamps plus a new rear bumper too. Size wise it is more or less the same SUV.
What about interiors?
There is a new bigger touch-screen (8inch) which is the latest infotainment system from Hyundai plus it also gets more features including the BlueLink feature which is the connected technology. You also have added features like a panoramic sunroof, wireless charger, powered tail-gate, black interiors and more. The space levels in the Tucson remain the same though the comfort levels might be improved.
What about engines?
The new Tucson continues with the earlier set of 2 litre diesel engine developing 184 bhp and 400 Nm of max torque and 2 litre petrol engine with a power output of 151 bhp and 192 Nm of peak torque . The petrol will have a new torque converter automatic and so will the diesel. The diesel though will have an 8-speed auto plus it will exclusively have the AWD which the petrol will not come with.
The new Hyundai Tucson petrol starts from Rs 22.3 lakh for the base GL (O) trim and goes till Rs 23.5 for the top-end GLS. The Tucson diesel starts at Rs 24.3 lakh for the GL (O) trim to Rs 25.5 lakh for the GLS. The top-end GLS AWD is Rs 27.03 lakh.
The new Hyundai Tucson will compete with rivals like the Skoda Kodiaq, Karoq plus Honda CR-V and Jeep Compass. The updated Tucson is on sale now.
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