Hyundai is gearing up to launch the new Tucson facelift in the Indian market on July 14. The new Tucson made its debut in the country at the Auto Expo 2020.
The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine will be rated at 150hp and 192Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine will produce 182hp and 400Nm of torque. Both engines come with torque-converter automatic gearboxes as standard, though the petrol version will come with the older model’s 6-speed unit while the diesel will get an all-new 8-speed unit. All-wheel drive will be available on the top-spec (GLS) diesel trim.
Inside, the new Tucson SUV will also get minor updates in the form of a new instrument cluster, free-floating touchscreen infotainment system, Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity and more. The SUV will be packed with features such as electrically adjustable front seats, wireless charging, semi-digital instrument panel, suite, electric sunroof, remote engine start-stop, cabin pre-cool, electric parking brake, and more. For safety, the SUV will get airbags, ABS, EBD, smart cruise control, electronic stability control, hill assist control, blind-spot detection, forward collision avoidance assist and much more.
Once launched, the SUV will go up against the likes of Jeep Compass and the Honda CR-V. Currently, the pre-facelift model is retailing in India between ₹ 18.76 lakh to ₹ 26.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Tucson will be priced slightly premium over the outgoing model. We expect the carmaker to price the SUV somewhere in the range of ₹ 19 lakh to ₹ 25 lakh (All prices ex-showroom).