Hyundai India Motors Ltd, country’s second largest automaker reintroduced the much awaited Tucson SUV in the Indian market which is also the one of the most important market for the company. India is a perfect market for the SUV segment according to the Hyundai India which is quite evident with the introduction of the compact SUV. Moreover, the company increased the production of Creta three times in order to meet the needs of the buyers. With the all-new Tucson, the company is looking to strengthen its position in the market which is created with dynamic styling and characteristics design, athletic performance along with high safety features and hi-tech tech and comfort.
Previously introduced in the Indian in the year 2005, the SUV went unobserved from the Indian market due to not much of demand of SUVs. However, the demand of the buyers has changed as per the time wherein the buyers are now looking to buy a vehicle based on factors such as looks, convenience, features and safety. Considering this changing buying perspective, Hyundai India is looking to tap the lucrative segment with the all new Tucson. The third generation Tucson was also showcased at Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year in February. Hyundai Tucson SUV is amongst the most successful and highly ranked SUV in the international front wherein it is retailed over 160 countries. The new Tucson is strategically placed in between Creta and Santa Fe in order to cater the buyers looking to buy entry level premium SUV. The strong attributes of the all new Tucson will attract the buyers with Dynamic styling, advanced safety, tech & comforts and Performance.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Exterior
Based on Hyundai’s 2.0 Fluidic design philosophy, the Tucson SUV is artistically crafted with imposing hexagonal grille with chrome slats, sweptback projector headlamps, Dual Barrel LED headlamps, LED Static Bending, Positioning Lamps, Fog lamps with LED DRLs, sporty bumper at the front that gives a striking appeal at the upfront. The side profile of the new Tucson flaunts a sloping roofline that derives the SUV with a sporty look, body coloured ORVMs and body coloured door handles, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The rear profile comes with Twin Chrome exhaust, rear spoiler, Faux silver skid plate and split type LED Tail lamps that accentuates the Hyundai’s signature design flow.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Dimensions
On the dimension front, the Hyundai Tucson stands with length of 4475 mm, width of 1850 mm and height of 1660 mm in height along with wheelbase of 2670 mm.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Colour Options
The all-new Hyundai Tucson is offered in 5 exciting colour options – Pure White, Phantom Black, Wine Red, Star Dust and Sleek Silver.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Interiors
On the inside, the all new Tucson SUV is designed to proffer home-like comfort and first-class accommodation that is complemented by dual-tone black & beige interior colour scheme. The base variants bags fabric upholstery while the AT GL and AT GLS trims gets leather upholstery which are complemented with hi-tech gizmos. This 5-seater SUV also sports multi-functional steering wheel, Smart Key and Push Button start, Auto Defogger, Luggage Screen, rear AC vents as well as 60:40 split for the rear seats with reclining function. The Tucson SUV flaunts plush interiors, generous front & rear legroom and ample shoulder room for all passengers.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Features
The new Hyundai Tucson 2016 bags features such as 8.0-inch touchscreen system incorporating satellite navigation, 8.0-inch HD Touchscreen Audio Video Navigation system with Apple Car Play and Android connectivity along with 4+2 speakers, dual-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats with 8-way electrically adjustability and a smart powered tailgate, Supervision cluster with 4.2″ color TFT LCD, tyre pressure monitoring system, blind spot assist system, electronic parking brake, static cornering lights, autonomous emergency braking, ABS with EBD, ESC, brake assist, dual airbags as standard (6 airbags on the top end variant), drive mode selector and lane departure warning system and much more.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Engine Specifications
The new Tucson 2016 SUV will be offered with choice of petrol and diesel engine – 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-diesel options. The 2.0-litre VTVT petrol engine is capable of developing 153bhp of max power @ 6,200rpm against the peak torque of 192Nm @ 4,000rpm whereas the 2.0-litre CRDi diesel engine is tuned to churn out max power of 182bhp @ 4,000 rpm with peak torque of 400Nm in between 1,750 rpm to 2,750 rpm. Both the engines will be mated to a 6-speed Manual and a 6-speed automatic unit.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Mileage
Talking about the mileage, the petrol manual variant is claimed to return mileage of 13.03 kmpl and the petrol automatic with gearbox proffers mileage of 12.95 kmpl while the diesel variant with MT transmission returns mileage of 18.42 kmpl and the diesel variant with AT transmission gives fuel economy of 16.38 kmpl.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Variants
The all new Hyundai Tucson SUV is offered in 5 variants – 2WD MT Petrol, 2WD AT GL Petrol, 2WD MT Diesel, 2WD AT GL Diesel and 2WD AT GLS Diesel.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Price
Coming to the price point, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson SUV comes with an introductory price tag of INR 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol base variant while the automatic petrol variant is priced at INR 21.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). On the other hand, the diesel base variant gets a price of INR 21.59 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the AT GL and AT GLS are priced at INR 23.48 lakh and INR 24.99 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi).
Hyundai Tucson 2016 – Competition
With company’s strategy to focus on this lucrative segment, the upcoming Tucson SUV is believed to give its competitors a run for price which includes Honda CR-V, Mahindra XUV500, Skoda Yeti, and SsangYong Rexton.