Hyundai, the South Korean automaker has finally launched the much-anticipated Hyundai Tucson premium SUV in the Indian car market. Though the vehicle's first-gen model failed miserably in India, the new one was appreciated by people upon its India debut at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. In case you are making up your mind to buy this vehicle, we tell you everything about it in our picture story
1. To be positioned between Hyundai Creta and Santa Fe, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson creates a niche segment for itself as it will have no direct rivals. Availble in five variants - two petrol & 3 diesel - the new model is priced in the range of Rs 18.99 lakh to Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The entry-level variant of the premium SUV might affect the sales of Mahindra XUV500. This might also attract buyers who are going for premium sedans like Toyota Camry, Skoda Superb, etc.
2. Based on Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson looks like the mini Santa Fe. With features such as sweptback LED head-lights, the company's signature hexagonal grille, fog lamps with two individual lighting elements, etc, the vehicle has quite an attractive front. Other interesting styling elements are prominent creases on either sides, sloping roofline, sculpted wheel arches, 19-inch alloys, LED tail-lamps and twin-exhaust pipe.
3. As far as the dimensions are concerned, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson looks like a perfect entry-level premium SUV that's neither too big nor too compact. It measures 4475mm in length, 1850mm in width, 1645mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2670mm. The vehicle has a fuel tank capacity of 62-litres.
4. Just like its exterior, the vehicle's cabin too looks quite modern. You'll see it sharing a lot of styling elements with other new age Hyundai cars. With features such as 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, 4.2-inch driver info display, dual-zone climate control, 8-way electrically-adjustable front seats, the vehicles is quite loaded.
5. Coming to safety features, it offers electronic parking brake system, static cornering lights, tyre pressure monitoring system, automatic paring, autonomous emergency braking, airbags for all passengers, anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, hill assist, etc.
6. The new Hyundai Tucson is available in two powertrain options - a 2.0-litre VTVT petrol and a 2.0-litre CRDi diesel - paired to a 6-speed manual and an automatic transmission. While the petrol version is good for 155bhp of power and 192Nm of torque, the oil burner is capable of producing 185bhp and 400Nm of toque.