Hyundai Motor India
Ltd., one of the leading passenger car manufacturers in the country, launched
their premium global SUV Tucson in India for an introductory starting price of
Rs. 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the 2WD petrol and Rs. 21.59 lakh
(ex-showroom Delhi) for the 2WD diesel manual. The Tucson will sit in between
the Hyundai SantaFe and Creta models and will be available in manual as well as
automatic versions with petrol and diesel powerplants.
The petrol AT
version has been launched for Rs. 21.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the
diesel AT has been launched for Rs. 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi.) The Tucson
was first launched in India back in 2005 and the 3rd generation model is now
being reintroduced to the Indian market. The new Tucson will feature a 2.0
litre petrol and a 2.0 litre diesel engine. The engines have been mated to
6-speed manual transmissions with a 6-speed automatic also on offer. The petrol
2.0L motor puts out 152.8hp at 6200rpm and 192.2Nm at 4000rpm, while the 2.0L
diesel mill churns out 182.3hp at 4000rpm and a blistering 400Nm of torque from
1750 to 2750rpm. The manual version of the diesel returns 18.42kms to the
litre, while the auto returns close to 16.38kmpl. The manual petrol however
returns 13kmpl and the auto 12.95kmpl.
The Tucson will
also be offered with Eco and Sports modes which can be toggled using the 'Drive
Mode' button. The vehicle also features Dual Barrel LED headlamps, R18 Diamond
cut alloys, LED rear combination lamps, LED static bending and positioning
lamps, puddle lamps, fog lamps with LED DRLs and twin chrome exhaust. On the
inside the Tucson gets a driver centric ergonomic design, premium leather
seats, supervision cluster with 4.2' colour LCD screen, leather wrapped
multi-function three spoke steering wheel, dual zone climate control, 10-way
power adjustable driver seat, push button start/ stop function, rear ac vents,
auto defogger, 8' touch screen infotainment display with smart phone
integration, voice recognition and navigation.
Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “The
aspiration of owing a SUV is a global phenomenon. The All New Tucson represents
a significant step and will herald a new chapter in HMIL’s growth story. Sold
over 4.5 Million units globally in 12 years the all new Tucson is a Modern and
Confident Game changer SUV. The launch of3rd Generation all new
Tucson will create a benchmark by giving world-class Hyundai Experience to the
aspirational Indian customers.” Hyundai plans to launch the 4wd variant of the
Tucson in April 2017, the vehicle may also get an optional panoramic sunroof.
The company aims to sell 500-700 units of the Tucson on a monthly basis.