Hyundai Motor India Limited (HIML), the second largest car major in India, recently launched the new Hyundai Tucson in order to expand its SUV lineup in the country. The new Tucson has already received more than 200 bookings in the Indian car market. The newly launched Hyundai Tucson premium UV is in its third-generation model and hit the Indian car market very recently on 14th of November.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HIML), the second largest car major in India, recently launched the new Hyundai Tucson in order to expand its SUV lineup in the country. The new Tucson has already received more than 200 bookings in the Indian car market. The newly launched Hyundai Tucson premium UV is in its third-generation model and hit the Indian car market very recently on 14th of November. Thus, the South Korean SUV has bagged good amount of booking in less than two weeks’ time post its launch, which is a good start for the model. Although Hyundai India opened the Tucson’s bookings a few weeks before its Indian launch, but keeping the Tucson’s segment in mind, its bookings rate is quite impressive.
It is also important to note that around 75 percent of the total bookings of the new Hyundai Tucson are for its diesel version, while around 55 percent of the bookings are for the range topping diesel automatic trim model. At present, the premium SUV is being offered for sale in the Indian car market at an introductory price range of Rs. 18.99 lakhs to Rs. 24.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The third generation Hyundai Tucson has launched in India marking a reentrance of the Tucson brand in this country, as the first-gen model was pulled out of India due to poor market performance. In India, the new-gen Hyundai Tucson occupies the place between the immensely popular to Hyundai Creta and Hyundai India’s flagship model Santa Fe. In the Indian market the new SUV model rivals the likes of the Ssangyong Rexton and Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V has a monthly sales rate of just 40-50 units while Mahindra sells even lesser units of the Ssangyong Rexton.
The new Hyundai Tucson has come in both petrol and diesel versions and looks like the smaller version of the Santa Fe, but it comes with heavily stylized features. The Tucson flaunts exterior features such as double barrel projector headlights, LED DRLs, the company’s patent chrome finished grille, underbody cladding along with side skirts and front and rear skid plates.
On the inside, the new Hyundai Tucson offers two-tone black and beige interior color scheme. The base model gets fabric upholstery while the higher variants leather upholstery. The SUV flaunts a nicely styled dashboard along with a multifunctional steering wheel, while other features include 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, rear AC vents, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, cruise control, electric parking brake, powered tailgate and much more. Safety features of the SUV include front Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse camera and rear parking sensors that are offered as standard features across all trims.
The new Hyundai Tucson packs in a choice of 2.0L petrol and a 2.0L diesel mill. The petrol engine generates 153 bhp of power and 192 Nm of torque, while the diesel motor offers 182 bhp and 400 Nm. Both the engines are paired to a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed automatic transmission options.