Hyundai has officially announced that it will launch its new Tucson premium SUV in less than six months. The upcoming SUV, which will be the fourth generation model, gets radical changes throughout this time.
Hyundai says its India-spec SUV will offer intelligent technology, futuristic design, and a long list of safety and innovative features.
For 2023, the car gets a long wheelbase of 2756 mm although it would be a 5-seater only. Rear passengers can expect more space than the existing third-generation model.
The SUV sports 18-inch wheels against the 19-inchers it gets abroad. But, that shouldn’t be a problem as smaller wheels can be fitted with bigger sidewall tires for better ride quality.
Hyundai calls the new design, ‘Sensual Sportiness’ and the car gets good-looking cuts and creases throughout the body. The beautiful large grille is the highlight of the front while the sharp dual-tone alloy pattern accentuates the design at the side.
The drls are now part of the grille while the headlights are placed in separate housings in the bumper, a strait seen on most Hyundai cars in the last couple of years.
Sitting above the Alcazar in Hyundai India’s lineup, it will share the 2-litre naturally aspired engine from the Creta based 7-seater. As far as diesel engine goes, expect a new 2-litre motor. All-wheel drive will also be offered as an option.
The upcoming Tucson will get all of Hyundai’s latest ADAS features. In addition, it would get ‘Bluelink’ connected tech, a digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, etc.
Hyundai has sold 7 million units of the Tucson so far since the launch of the first-generation model in 2004.
Expect a price tag of Rs. 25-30 lakhs (ex-showroom) when the SUV goes on sale here. It will compete against the likes of the Jeep Compass, Citroen C5, and VW Tiguan, among others.