NEW DELHI -- Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) unveiled Tucson SUV, which is expected to be launched in India at the Auto Expo 2016. The Tucson SUV will fill the gap between Creta and Santa Fe SUVs in Hyundai's India line-up.
The Tucson features fluidic 2.0 design philosophy and has an evolved design from the Santa Fe SUV. The third generation of the SUV is built on a new platform that offers larger cabin space. The SUV is being offered with electronic driving aids such as autonomous emergency braking system, lane keeping assist system, rear traffic cross alert, blind spot detection, speed limit information function and an active hood system.
The India-spec Tucson is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 180bhp and 400Nm of torque mated to six-speed manual transmission. The AWD version of Tucson is also expected to be introduced in the Indian market.
The first generation of the Tucson was sold in India during 2005-2010, but it was discontinued due to poor sales. Hyundai is likely to import the new Tucson initially with a starting price of approximately Rs 18 lakh.
Apart from Tucson SUV, HMIL showcased N 2025 Vision Grand Turismo, HND-14 -- a sub 4-metre compact SUV concept, Genesis G90, Sonata PHEV and the entire current model in the India line-up at the show.