Hyundai Motor India Limited revealed the new launch date for its new SUV, the Tucson. The SUV that sits between the Creta and the Santa Fe will enter market on November 14.
The Korean carmaker was originally scheduled to launch the Tucson on October 24. The launch date was then postponed citing unavoidable reasons by the carmaker.
The Tucson is a new name in India. Hyundai had sold the first generation of the Tucson in India during the 2005-2010 timeframe. It was discontinued due to poor sales owing to steep pricing. The new version is in its third generation and comes with Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy in line with other new Hyundai cars.
The face of the SUV is highlighted by a large hexagonal grille in chrome. It is flanked by sweptback LED headlamps. Tucson has more rounded body panels in line with Santa Fe. The raked rear windscreen is complemented by slim sleek tail lamps. Hyundai Tucson measures 4,475mm in length, 1,850mm in width and 1,645mm in height and comes with a wheelbase of 2,670mm.
The SUV is built on a new platform that offers larger cabin space according to Hyundai. The interior will get leather upholstery for the seats, while instrument panel and steering wheel will get leather wrapping. The India-spec version is also expected to get Android Auto feature, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and six airbags.
Hyundai Tucson will be powered by a 2.0-litre CRDi diesel engine tuned in two state of tunes -- 135bhp and 180bhp -- mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Hyundai dealers have already started taking bookings for the new SUV for a token amount of Rs 25,000. The Tucson is expected to get a starting price of Rs 18 lakh.