Hyundai launched its much awaited Tucson in India in November 2016 with a 2.0-litre Nu petrol and a 2.0-litre R VGT CRDi diesel engine with a choice of 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. However, all the trims launched only had two-wheel-drive, but the company has announced it will introduce all-wheel-drive options in the five-seater SUV which is expected to be launched by April 2017. The AWD Tucson will be available in the diesel engine powered variants only.
The Tucson is based on the 'Hyundai's 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design Philosophy' and has borrowed its cues from the Santa Fe. The SUV gets features such as front parking sensors, dual barrel LED headlamps, LED static bending lights, fog lamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, twin chrome exhaust, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and puddle lamps, which are first in its segment. In addition of all-wheel-drive versions is bound to attract more potential buyers.
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The Hyundai Tucson has been launched at an introductory price tag of Rs 18.99 lakh for the base petrol version, while the top end diesel trim is at Rs 24.99 lakh, both, ex-showroom, Delhi. The SUV is available in five colour options and will compete with Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. Apart from the all-wheel drive mode, the Tucson AWD versions are speculated to get additional features as well.
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