Tucson SUV to bridge the gap between Creta & Santa Fe.
Hyundai is betting on premium products for 2016 and will soon introduce the Tucson SUV after recently introducing the Elantra sedan.
The Tucson SUV is expected to be launched on November 14 after Diwali unlike the previous date of 25th October.
The new generation Tucson was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and features new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The third generation Tucson made its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show.
In terms of design the SUV comes with new large chrome hexagonal grille, long elongated Projection headlamps with LED positioning lamps, horizontal lines with sloping roofline give the SUV a very sporty look and dominating look.
The Tucson borrows some design cues from the Santa Fe and helps to maintain the SUV family look. The rear gets LED tail lamps and skid plate with a slot for twin exhaust pipes.
Interiors are black like the Elantra and focus on functional and organic design. The cabin is packed a huge laundry list of features and technology such as Human machine interface (HMI), Smart tailgate system, Parking assist system (PAS), Auto cruise control etc.
Hyundai India may consider the 2.0 MPi which makes 155 Ps or the 2.0 GDi which produces 164 Ps of max power. Diesel engine will most likely be the 2.0 CRDi which delivers 185 Ps.
In terms of safety the SUV gets Active headrests, Electronic parking brake (EPB), 6-airbag system, Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), next-generation in AWD traction system – Advanced traction cornering control (ATCC), Vehicle stability management (VSM), Down-hill brake control (DBC) and Hill-start assist control (HAC).
The Tucson SUV will compete with the likes of Mahindra XUV500, soon to be launched Tata Hexa and Renault Kaptur which will make its debut in 2017.
Expect pricing to start at Rs. 14 lakhs and going upto Rs. 25 lakhs for the top diesel automatic. Pricing and all details to be out on 14th November after the launch.