Priced between Rs 18.99 lakh to Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is claimed to offer best-in-class features.
Based on the 2.0 Fluidic design philosophy, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson looks more contemporary and sportier than its previous generation.
November 24, 2016 – The all-new Hyundai Tucson, which recently went on sale in India, has received over 200 bookings since its launch on 14th November 2016. It shows the interest the SUV has generated among buyers. Interestingly, about 75% of the demand is for the diesel variants and 55% bookings are coming for the top-spec diesel trim with automatic transmissions. The SUV is available in three trim levels – 2WD MT, 2WD AT GL and 2WD AT GLS – with prices ranging from Rs 18.99 lakh to Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price, the Hyundai Tucson 2016 is competing against the Mahindra XUV500.
Engine options for the all-new Tucson include a 2.0L CRDi diesel and a 2.0L dual VTVT petrol. While the vehicle’s diesel mill is being offered across all trims, it’s only 2WD MT and 2WD ATGL variants that come fitted with the petrol engine. As a reminder, the first-generation Tucson was introduced in India in the year 2005, and discontinued within five years due to poor market demand. The compact premium SUV has now entered its third generation globally, and made its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in September, 2015.
Hyundai said that the Tucson is a Native American name which portrays an image of a ‘Strong Sun’ lending a premium character with performance to the Brand. The SUV has been designed on Hyundai Motor’s new development philosophy – ‘Innovation of Fundamentals’ – representing safety, performance, ride & handling, durability and low NVH through continuous customer-centric innovations.
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|2WD MT Petrol||Rs 18.99 Lakh|
|2WD AT GL Petrol||Rs 21.79 Lakh|
|2WD MT Diesel||Rs 21.59 Lakh|
|2WD AT GL Diesel||Rs 23.48 Lakh|
|2WD AT GLS Diesel||Rs 24.99 Lakh|
|Diesel Engine||2.0-litre CRDi|
|Max Power||185bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||400Nm @ 1,750rpm -2,750rpm|
|Petrol Engine||2.0-litre Dual VTVT|
|Max Power||155bhp @ 6,200rpm|
|Max Torque||192Nm @ 4,000rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual & 6-speed Automatic|
|Drivetrain System||Two-wheel Drive|
|Model||Mileage (ARAI Certified)|
|Petrol||13.03kmpl (MT) & 12.95kmpl (AT)|
|Diesel||18.42kmpl (MT) & 16.38kmpl (AT)|
Base – Projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, fabric upholstery, dual-tone black & beige interior, an 8.0-inch touchscreen system supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with navigation, voice recognition, Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity, puddle lamps, cruise control, dual airbags and ABS with EBD, rear parking camera with dynamic guidelines and rear parking sensors.
GL ( + Base Features) – Hyundai’s new Drive Mode Select, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, 10-way power adjustable driver seat, rear AC vents, keyless entry and go, side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), hill-start assist control (HAC), vehicle stability management (VSM), downhill brake control (DBC), brake assist and front parking sensors.
GLS (+ GL Features) – Dual-barrel LED headlamps, powered tailgate with height adjustment and electric parking brake.
– Pure White
– Sleek Silver
– Wine Red
– Star Dust
– Phantom Black
|Height||1,660mm (including roof rails)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62-litres|
Designed on Hyundai’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy, the all-new Tucson features a contemporary design inspired from the Santa Fe. Up front, the car wears sweptback projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille, long bonnet curves and silver skid plates. The SUV also gets stylish fog lamp enclosures with two individual lighting elements. Aforementioned features give a refreshing and premium fascia to the car.
What further enhance its masculine appeal are bold side creases, canted-forward wheel arches with 17-inch alloys, sloping roofline and sculpted rear haunches. The top-end GLS trim is exclusively offered with dual-barrel LED headlamps and 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. As far as dimensions go, the Tucson measures 4,475mm in length, 1,850mm in width and 1,660mm in height (including roof rails). The SUV has a wheelbase of 2,670mm, and offers a fuel tank capacity of 62-litres.
Inside, the new Tucson welcomes you with a dual-tone black & beige interior with silver trim on the HVAC vents and center console. All variants of the SUV comes equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and satellite navigation and voice recognition system. It also supports Bluetooth, USB and AUX. The standard features list also includes fabric upholstery, puddle lamps and cruise control. On the other hand, the AT GL and AT GLS trims are loaded with leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, 10-way power adjustable driver seat, rear AC vents and keyless entry and go.
Hyundai’s new Drive Mode Select with three modes – Normal, Sport and Eco – is available only on the automatic trims. This system changes the throttle response and steering characteristics to optimize performance as per the driving mode. The top-end GLS trim, additionally, gets a powered tailgate, 8-way electric height adjustable front seat and electric parking brake.
With respect to safety, the 2016 Tucson comes with dual airbags, side and curtain airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC), hill-start assist control (HAC), vehicle stability management (VSM), downhill brake control (DBC), brake assist, front and rear parking sensors and rear parking camera with dynamic guidelines. One must note that the aforementioned features vary trim-wise. Having a 5-seat arrangement, the new Tucson also offers ample space and comfort for front and rear seats occupants.
In India, the new Tucson comes with a choice of two powertrains – a 2.0-litre VTVT petrol and a 2.0-litre CRDi diesel – paired to a 6-speed manual and an automatic transmission. The power and torque figures of the petrol mill stand at 155bhp (at 6,200rpm) and 192Nm (at 4,000rpm) respectively. On the flip side, the diesel mill pushes out a peak power of 185bhp at 4,000rpm and 400Nm of torque between 1,750rpm – 2,750rpm. The SUV comes with two-wheel drivetrain system.