The Hyundai Tucson AWD (4X4) will only be available with one engine option – i.e. 2.0-litre CRDi diesel.
November 30, 2016 – With an aim to tap the growing SUV segment in India, Hyundai has recently launched the third-generation Tucson in the country. Speaking on the sideline of the SUV’s launch event, the carmaker confirmed that it will introduce the AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) version of the car in May 2017. While the Australian-spec Tucson is already available with an all-wheel drive system, it will be first time for the Indian market. One must note that the Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) will only be offered with one engine option – i.e. 2.0-litre CRDi diesel.
In India, the Hyundai Tucson 4X4 will come with the same Active On–Demand 4WD with 50/50 front and rear lock mode drivetrain system that does duty in the Australian version. This system delivers torque to the rear wheels during normal driving conditions, but divert it to the front axle while running on rough and patchy surfaces. Though the company hasn’t yet revealed its technical details, the Tucson AWD variant has been confirmed to have some additional features.
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The SUV’s all-wheel drive version might see an all-black interior and a stylish panoramic sunroof. The aforementioned upgrades will make it an even more attractive deal in its league. Coming to the pricing, the Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) will be priced a notch higher than the regular 2WD (two-wheel drive) models. Prices of this new variant could fall between Rs 26 lakh – Rs 27 lakh (ex-showroom).
Currently, the all-new Hyundai Tucson is being made available with two petrol (Base MT & GL AT) and three diesel (Base MT, GL AT & GLS AT) variants, combined with two-wheel drive system. Prices of the SUV fall within the range of Rs 18.99 lakh – Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Buyers can choose between a 155bhp, 2.0L petrol and a 185bhp, 2.0L diesel engine paired with a 6-speed manual and an automatic gearbox. Hyundai claims that the petrol variants of the SUV return a mileage of 13.03kmpl and 12.95kmpl with manual and automatic transmission respectively. On the other hand, the diesel version delivers 18.42kmpl with manual gearbox and 16.38kmpl with automatic unit. Also Read – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India