Hyundai Tucson launched in India at INR 27.7 lakh

The premium SUV from Hyundai comes with Level 2 ADAS driver-assistance systems

Last month, Hyundai debuted the fourth-generation Tucson in India, the brand’s first car to offer Level 2 ADAS systems in the subcontinent. While the previous versions haven’t exactly been best-sellers for the brand in India, this new model appears to reverse that trend by registering over 3,000 bookings within 20 days of its unveiling. And now, Hyundai has released the pricing for its premium SUV, starting from INR 27.7 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Currently, Hyundai has only revealed the starting price of the Hyundai Tucson, with the remaining variants set to receive a retail price soon. The new Tucson in India will be available in two variants – Platinum and Signature, and can only be had in the extended wheelbase version.

The new Hyundai Tucson sees an entire design overhaul compared to its predecessor. The outside and inside have been revamped significantly, with the former honing an edgy and dynamic appearance while the latter offering more technology than ever before. The highlight is the Level 2 ADAS with over 60 driver assistance systems such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane-keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The new Tucson cabin has an all-new layout with multiple screens. A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system comprises the crown of the dashboard, featuring embedded voice commands, a split screen feature with smartphone connectivity and user profiles for personalisation. Even the speedometer is a 10.25-inch all-digital unit. The front row seats are ventilated, and the driver seat gets a 10-way adjustable powered unit.

The exteriors are strikingly new, with LED DRLS embedded into the front grille. The rear gets a width-spanning light bar with LED tail lamps. Sharp angled creases across the car, including the side profile, render a dynamic look to the SUV.

The new Tucson can be had in both petrol and diesel engine options, with the former being an Alcazar-sourced 156hp 2.0-litre unit while the latter is a 186hp 2.0-litre diesel mill. The petrol engine can only be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while an 8-speed auto gearbox is unique to the diesel. No manual transmission is on offer though one can opt for an all-wheel-drive variant which further provides the user with drive modes such as Snow, Mud and Sand.

Considering the sub-30 lakh price point, Hyundai Tucson will go up against Jeep Compass, Citroen C5 Aircross and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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