Hyundai Motor India is all set to launch its global best-selling SUV brand the Tucson in the country. The SUV in its 4th Generation will arrive in the second half of 2022.
Unsoo Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, “Hyundai has been the pioneer of many technological firsts and the all-new Tucson is set to thrill SUV buyers with intelligent technology, futuristic design, unmatched safety and smart innovations. Tucson has captivated the hearts and minds of customers across the world with over 7 million units sold globally since its launch in 2004. With a bold and dynamic appeal and advanced features, the all-new Tucson will captivate the aspirations of customers in India.”
Compared to the previous iteration of the SUV, the new Hyundai Tucson will get significant design updates, including a new front grille, and redesigned headlamps, and will be based on the carmaker’s ‘Sensual Sportiness’ concept. The Tucson gets squared wheel arches and looks sharper than the previous-gen vehicle.
Although Hyundai has not revealed interior images, we can expect the Tucson to get a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, wireless charging, multi-zone climate control, a digital instrument cluster, 360-degree camera, and keyless entry amongst others.
The all-new Tucson is likely to be offered with ADAS features that include lane keep assist, blind-spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, and autonomous emergency braking.
The soon-to-launch Hyundai Tucson is likely to be offered with a 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine, the former producing 150 bhp and 192 Nm of torque, while the latter makes 183 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. Both engines are expected to be mated to an automatic gearbox while an optional AWD system could be on offer.
Given that the current-gen Hyundai Tucson is priced between Rs 22.69 lakh and Rs 27.47 lakh (ex-showroom), the upcoming SUV could carry a slightly higher price tag, between Rs 25-30 lakh. In terms of competition, the Tucson SUV will take on the Volkswagen Tiguan, Jeep Compass, and the Citroen C5 Aircross in India.
The all-new Tucson will be the most premium offering from the company for the Indian market. In terms of recognition, the SUV has won over 50 global accolades since 2010.