Hyundai has launched the all-new Tucson in India starting at Rs 27.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Tucson is 150 mm longer, 15 mm wider, 5 mm taller, and has an 85 mm longer wheelbase than the outgoing version. Hyundai claims that the NX4 version for India is the longer wheelbase model of the SUV in foreign markets. The new-gen Tucson is based on the company’s Sensuous Sportiness design language and features a complete design overhaul over the model it replaces.
Hyundai is offering the 2022 Tucson with a pair of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines. The naturally aspirated petrol unit develops 154 bhp and 19.5 kgm of torque and gets a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0-litre diesel produces 184 bhp and 42.4 kgm of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic as standard. The new-gen Tucson is also equipped with Hyundai’s HTRAC (Hyundai TRACtion) all-wheel drive system. It gets terrain modes that adjust the drive to the front and rear wheels as per the requirement.
The Tucson most notably gets Hyundai’s SmartSense ADAS. The system includes forward collision warning and avoidance, blind spot warning and avoidance assist, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning and driver attention warning. Hyundai says that its detection and avoidance systems not only detect other vehicles but also pedestrians and cyclists. Apart from the ADAS tech, the Tucson also comes equipped with 6 airbags, front and rear parking sensors, a blind spot monitor, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability control and hill descent control.
The Tucson is one of Hyundai’s popular models and will go up against cars like the Jeep Compass, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Citroen C5 Aircross in India.