In its third-generation avatar, the Tucson is back in India, bigger and stronger than ever, since its last first-gen model that didn’t prove itself as a successful formula in India. This new SUV sits in between the Creta and Santa Fe, and is priced from Rs 18.99(the base petrol version)-24.99 lakh, for the top-end diesel variant.
The new Tucson looks remarkably good, thanks to its Fluidic 2.0 sculpture. You could easily tell if it belonged to the Hyundai family, yet it looks quite different from the Creta and Santa Fe in many ways.
A host of features include rear parking sensors and camera, automatic projector headlamps with LEDs, puddle lamps, cruise control, Android Auto with voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, heated wing mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen AVN system with navigation, side and curtain airbags, stability control, dual front airbags, ABS and lots more.
Two engine are available at the moment: a 185hp 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel and a 155hp 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine. Both engines can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
The 2WD M/T and 2WD A/T GL variants are available in both – petrol and diesel guise, while the top-of-the-line 2WD A/T GLS is available only as a diesel.