On November 14, Hyundai launched its latest SUV, Hyundai Tucson in the country. Since then, the company dealers have been busy attending calls and queries for the same vehicle which was once not received well, in 2005, when it made its first entry here. HYUNDAI has managed to win Indian Car of the Year Award consecutively for three years as a testament to the company’s hard work towards excellence.
Back then, when Tucson entered the Indian Market, there were not much followers as India was not yet ready for the trend of crossovers or a premium SUV from a brand as HYUNDAI. But the sustained commitment of the company towards delivering vehicles with better designs and performance seems to have won hearts of most Indians which is clearly evident from the Tucson bookings since its launch.Tucson has earned 200 plus bookings in few days’ time.
About Hyundai Tucson
HYUNDA came up with this third generation model skipping the previous one probably to grab the best of response with a completely new design. Hyundai Tucson revolves on the brand’s Fluidic Sculpture design and very much looks like a miniature of Santa FE at the first glance. The exterior of this premium SUV displays the aggressive stance that’s expected of this particular segment. Huge three slat grille with chrome borders that extend towards the double barrel projector headlamps highlighted by the long DLRs (Daytime Running Lamps) and a muscular bonnet adorn the front fascia. Matte finished silver scuff plates are generously provided on the front and rear bumpers as well as along the side skirts. The rear is very much in sync with the front as the tail lamps and LED brake lights look much similar to the headlamps pattern, accompanied by twin chrome exhaust pipes adding more sportiness to the vehicle.
The cabin looks gracefully furnished with a beige and black tone on its interiors, leather (top end variants) or fabric (base variants) upholstery, well-crafted dashboard, steering wheel with controls and many more impressive features like keyless entry, 10 way power adjustable driver seat and climate control. Rear appears more spacious and seats provide good thigh support with reclination. An 8 inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity, 6 speaker audio system, electronic tail gate control, electric parking brake and digital compass(on select variants), cruise control are few innovative features in the All New Hyundai Tucson.
Hyundai Tucson is available in both Petrol and Diesel trims. The four cylinder 2L Petrol engine delivers power of 152bhp and 192Nm of peak torque while the four cylinder 2L Turbo Diesel engine generates 182bhp and 400Nm of peak torque. Both trims are available in 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox. The NVH (Noise/Vibration/Harness) levels are maintained well especially noted on the Diesel trim. The presence of foam padding on its front fenders requires special mention as it has helped reduce the noise and vibrations inside the Tucson.
Hyundai never compromises on the safety standards while designing a vehicle, perhaps this could be one of the reasons why they won many accolades in all these years. Tucson comes with 2 airbags (standard) and 6 air bags (top variant), ABS and EBD (electronic brake force distribution), hill assist control, vehicle assist management and many more features.
Hyundai Tucson is priced at Rs. 18.99 to 21.79 lakh for the Petrol variant and Rs. 21.59 to 24.99 lakh for the Diesel variant (Both ex-showroom Delhi). It has been comfortably placed between Creta and Hyundai Santa Fe in terms of pricing.
Hyundai Tucson is definitely a value for money SUV that offers good cabin space, comfort and performance at its best. The success meter has already started ticking for this vehicle with more than 200 bookings in last couple of days. Unlike before, Hyundai seems to pull it off this time in launching Hyundai Tucson
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