Hyundai India has finally introduced the all-wheel-drive (AWD) version of the Tucson premium SUV. Based on the top-spec 2.0L GLS automatic variant, the new Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) has been priced at Rs 25.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This new Intellimatic 4WD model is claimed to offer a perfect combination of a high performance off roader SUV along with comfort and stylish road presence. Official bookings for the SUV’s all-wheel-drive version have been commenced across the nation. Check Out – New Hyundai Tucson Picture Gallery
Commenting on the introduction of 4WD TUCSON, Mr. Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are happy to introduce the most awaited 4WD Global SUV – TUCSON to the Indian market. Introduction of 4WD is to bring to the customer the next level of cutting edge technology in Dynamic Styling, Athletic Performance, Advanced Safety and Smart Comfort as product innovation towards competitive advantage in fast growing SUV market while also enhancing the overall price value equation through value engineering and passing the price benefit to customer.”
“The TUCSON is engineered to deliver Excellence with Dynamic Styling, Athletic Performance, Smart Comfort along with Advanced Safety. With the introduction of 4WD TUCSON; we have focused on the localisation thus offering competitive pricing for our valued customers. Superior customer experience through innovation is the hallmark of Hyundai Brand DNA. The much awaited 4WD system is an upgradation to TUCSON’s cutting edge technology and will surely raise the excitement in the growing SUV market in India.”, he further added. Read: Hyundai Creta Sport Variant – All You Need To Know
The Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) is being offered with a 2.0-litre CRDi diesel paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This power unit delivers 182bhp at 4,000rpm and 400Nm of torque between 1,750rpm – 2,750rpm. Similar to the Australia-spec Tucson 4X4, the India-spec model features the Active On–Demand 4WD with 50/50 front and rear lock mode drivetrain system. This system delivers torque to the rear wheels during normal driving conditions, but diverts it to the front axle while running on rough and patchy surfaces.
With an aim to tap the growing premium SUV segment, the South Korean carmaker introduced the Hyundai Tucson in India last year. It’s the third-generation model that made its way here. In the company’s product lineup, this premium SUV has been positioned between the Creta compact SUV and Santa Fe. However, the latter one was recently phased out in India.
Hyundai Tucson Picture Gallery
Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) Price in India
|2WD MT Petrol||Rs 17.99 lakh|
|2WD AT GL Petrol||Rs 20.99 lakh|
|2WD MT Diesel||Rs 19.95 lakh|
|2WD AT GL Diesel||Rs 22.49 lakh|
|4WD AT GLS Diesel||Rs 25.19 lakh|
Hyundai has announced revised prices of the Tucson SUV carline. The entry-level 2WD manual petrol version is now available at Rs 17.99 lakh and the 2WD automatic GL petrol version costs Rs 20.99 lakh. The 2WD manual base and GL automatic diesel variants are priced at Rs 19.95 lakh and Rs 22.49 lakh respectively. The new 4WD GLS automatic diesel model comes with a price tag of Rs 25.19 lakh. Please note that the aforementioned prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Read: New Hyundai Verna – Price & Details
Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre, four-cylinder CRDi diesel|
|Max Power||182bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||400Nm @ 1,750rpm – 2,750rpm|
The Hyundai Tucson carline comes in two petrol (Base MT & GL AT) and three diesel (Base MT, GL AT & GLS AT) variants. Save for the top-spec GLS AT diesel, all four variants are available with two-wheel-drive system. Hyundai has scrapped the GLS AT 2WD diesel variant for the new 4WD AT GLS diesel model. Similar to its replacement, the new 4X4 version derives its power from the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder CRDi diesel engine making 182bhp at 4,000rpm and 400Nm between 1,750rpm – 2,750rpm. Transmission duties on the vehicle are carried out by a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV comes with Drive Mode Select feature offering three driving modes – Normal, Sport and Eco. Read – Hyundai Kona Compact SUV Coming to India
Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) Mileage
Packed with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder CRDi powertrain, the existing diesel version of the SUV returns a claimed mileage of 18.42kmpl (MT) and 16.38kmpl (AT). With the new drivetrain system, the Tucson AWD AT GLS delivers fuel economy around 13-14kmpl. Read – New Hyundai Hatchback’s Launch Details Confirmed
Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) Exterior
Design and styling of the Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) is exactly similar to the regular 2WD model. Built on the popular Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, the SUV features a larger hexagonal grille with chrome slats, sharp projector headlamps with LED DRLs, well-sculpted bumper and horizontal LED fog lamps at the front end.
The side and rear design of the SUV shares resemblance with the Santa Fe. The manual version of the SUV features 17-inch alloy wheels, while the automatic variant gets 18-inch alloy units. Other key highlights include ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights, prominent underbody plastic cladding, silver side skirts, roof rails, wraparound LED tail lamps, large tailgate, a plastic cladded rear bumper with dual chrome-tipped exhaust pipes and rear windshield wiper. Check Out – Hyundai Cars At Auto Expo 2018
Hyundai Tucson 4X4 (AWD) Interior Features
The new Hyundai Tucson AWD has dual-tone interior theme with leather upholstery. Most of the features are carried over from the standard model such as dual-zone climate control, 10-way power adjustable driver seat, cruise control, electric parking brake, keyless entry, etc. The SUV also features an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also supports voice recognition, navigation system, Bluetooth, USB and AUX.
With respect to safety, the Tucson 4X4 gets six airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), brake assist, electronic stability control (ESC), hill-start assist control (HAC), downhill brake control (DBC), vehicle stability management (VSM), rear and front parking sensors and rear parking camera dynamic guidelines.