The ongoing New York motor show witnessed the wraps being lifted off Hyundai’s refreshed Tucson. The updated SUV is expected to arrive in India by the end of this year and is likely to rival the Honda CR-V, Jeep Compass and VW’s Tiguan, amongst others.
The new Tucson SUV for the North American market is equipped with multiple driver-assist features like autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist and driver attention warning technology. Additional features include a 360-degree camera, high beam assist and adaptive cruise control. The SUV will also be accompanied by an updated 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Coming to the engine, the India-spec car will continue with the same options – the 155hp, 2.0litre petrol engine and the 185hp, 2.0litre diesel motor. Both come with the option of either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic.
While the Tucson range in India was complete 2WD, the brand launched the 4WD version of the SUV late last year at a price of Rs.25.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Available in a single top-spec GLS trim, the all-wheel-drive system only comes with the diesel engine.
The launch of the 4WD version was also marked by the upgradation of safety kit on the mid-spec GL trim. Hyundai has equipped the trim with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Down Hill Brake Control (DBC), and brake assist.