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Hyundai has truly turned into a market leader in this past 6-7 years. It seems that anything that they do turns into gold. In the current decade, the Korean manufacturer has gone on from strength to strength in cementing its position as one of the best automobile manufacturer in the world. Especially in India, where Hyundai has models in almost every segment. Hyundai Tucson is one such car which has done tremendously well since its launch. The Hyundai Tucson was launched in the year 2005 and didn’t achieve too much success. However, the first generation Tucson was discontinued as it did not work well. The manufacturer reintroduced the car in 2009 which did not enter the Indian market. However, it was the third generation Tucson, the one we see today which made its mark soon after it hit the Indian shores.
Having understood the overview, let us jump towards the comprehensive Hyundai Tucson review:
On the outside, Hyundai Tucson looks like a mini Santa Fe with a similar stance. The stance helps the car to look bolder and bigger. On the front end, the Tucson is filled with a healthy dose of chrome on the signature Hyundai hexagonal grille. The swept-back headlamp looks very attractive adding to the beauty of chiselled bumper. Strong shoulder line and curved glasshouse grab the viewer’s attention, and this particular model draws resemblances into younger sibling – Creta. A rigid structure along with modern cuts and creases in the Tucson make it stand apart.
Similar to the exterior, the interior of Tucson is quite stylish and modern. With 8-inch touchscreen with vertical vents beside it complement the unique dashboard of Tucson. The air-con control is quite ergonomic with large knobs and buttons which make it easy to use. The overall quality of the interior is impressive including the armrest, steering, dash-top and gear knob. Even the high-resolution infotainment system is top notch which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Under the hood, the Hyundai Tucson houses a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine which produces a power of 183bhp and generates healthy torque of 400Nm from as low as 1750rpm. Newly added Bosch injection system adds to the engine performance which helps to deliver maximum output without turbo lag. Hyundai Tucson gobbles the deepest of potholes thanks to its soft suspension setup. Light controls, quiet suspension and great sound insulation, add to the overall manoeuvrability of the model.
Hyundai Tucson is available in six variants – three petrol and three diesel. The petrol variants include 2.0 Dual VTVT 2WD MT, 2.0 Dual VTVT 2WD AT GL and 2.0 Dual VTVT 2WD AT GLS. The diesel variants include 2.0 E-VGT 2WD MT, 2.0 E-VGT 2WD AT GL and 2.0 E-VFT 4WD AT GLS.
As for the Hyundai Tucson on road price, the entry-level variant is priced at INR 19 lakh considering price after GST whereas the top trim is priced at INR 25 lakh considering price after GST. Hyundai Tucson price and specifications make it a direct competitor of Volkswagen Tiguan and Honda CRV.