2022 Hyundai Tucson To Launch In India At A Price Of INR Rs 27.7 Lakh
Hyundai unveiled its premium SUV Tucson in India, with costs ranging from Rs 27.7 lakh to Rs 34.39 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The fourth-generation Tucson is offered in two trim levels, Platinum and Signature, and is imported to India in its long-wheelbase configuration. A shorter version is also offered internationally. One of its standout features is ADAS, a category first that is only offered on the more expensive Signature trim.
Engine options for the new Tucson include 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel units. The latter is a four-cylinder, normally aspirated engine that also drives the Alcazar. It has a 6-speed automated transmission and generates 156 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque. In contrast, the 2.0-liter diesel engine produces 186 horsepower and 416 pound-feet of torque and is paired with an 8-speed automated transmission. Although there is no manual transmission available, the top diesel type does have an all-wheel drive system with three different terrain modes (Snow, Mud, and Sand).
In comparison to its predecessor, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson features a radically different style thanks to Hyundai’s “Sensual Sportiness” design language, which is characterized by its sharply cut surfaces. A large dark chrome front grille with jewel-like ornamentation that spans the width of the nose and incorporates the LED daytime running lamps is one of Tucson’s standout features. The front bumper houses the primary headlights.
The 2018 Tucson has a striking appearance from the side due to its prominent character lines, wide wheel arches, and body cladding. Outside rearview mirrors (ORVMs) to the D-pillar are the starting point of a slick chrome strip that runs above the windows. 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels support it. The new Tucson’s wheelbase is 85mm longer than the current model, giving the occupants greater room.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson has two LED taillights in the shape of a T that are joined by an LED light bar. The rear bumper has a faux silver skid plate and a diamond-pattern finish. A roof spoiler that conceals the rear washer and wiper is also added.
The new Tucson differs significantly from the model it replaces both outside and inside. The dashboard has a wraparound appearance, and touch-sensitive controls have largely taken the place of conventional buttons. The dashboard’s general layout and the four-spoke steering wheel are both extremely reminiscent of those found on the Creta and Alcazar.
Piano black accents surround a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is elegantly integrated into the dashboard. It also boasts a free-standing 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster with turn-by-turn navigation and customized themes. The touch-sensitive HVAC controls are layered beneath the screen. The automatic gear lever and a few physical controls that operate the heated and ventilated front seats, among other things, are also located in the center console.
The new Hyundai Tucson comes equipped with features like dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, a panoramic sunroof, an air purifier, 64-color ambient lighting, 360-degree cameras, electric driver seat adjustment with memory function, rain-sensing wipers, reclining rear seats, connected car features, voice commands, Alexa and Google Assistant support, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, and a powered tailgate.
The Ioniq 5, the updated Creta, and the new Verna are set to follow Tucson as the first Hyundai models in India to receive ADAS technology. Only the Signature model offers ADAS, which includes a number of features like rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeps assist, blind spot assist, and forward collision warning. As a result, the 2018 Tucson will be the only SUV in its class to include ADAS technology. Six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, ESC, hill-descent control, and all-wheel disc brakes are additional safety features.
The 2019 Tucson will compete with vehicles like the Volkswagen Tiguan, Citroen C5 Aircross, and Jeep Compass. It will also compete with Tata Harrier, MG Hector, and Mahindra XUV700 models with better specification levels.