Hyundai India has postponed the launch of its premium SUV, the Tucson. Showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year, the Tucson was set to be launched on October 24, but the company hassent out a statement saying that the “launch has been rescheduled to a later date due to unavoidable reasons.”
TheTucson was first introduced in the Indian market in 2005, but was discontinued after about five years due to poor demand.
Built on a new platform that offers generous cabin space, the SUV now looks very different from the model that was discontinued. It sports the company’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy and gets a chrome-framed hexagonal grille, bulging wheel arches and narrow headlights. It is expected to get both petrol and diesel engines. While the petrol is likely to be the same 2.0-litre motor that was recently introduced with the Elantra, the diesel could be an all-new 2.0-litre unit.
Hyundai currently sells two SUVs in India – the Creta and Santa Fe. The Tucson would be slotted between the two, so expect prices to start from about Rs 16 lakh, going up to Rs 23 lakh.