Hyundai Tucson SUV spied testing for the first time in India
Hyundai Tucson SUV spied testing for the first time in India. Pictured: Hyundai Tucson SUV spy imageMotoroids

A new image of what is believed to be Hyundai's Tucson SUV has started doing the rounds on the internet, hinting that the model may arrive in India soon. The South Korean auto-maker, which showcased the new Tucson at the Auto Expo 2016 in February, is expected to launch the SUV in the Indian market by September this year.

Caught on camera by Motoroids, which probably gives a glimpse of the car for the first time, the latest image shows the prototype in its fully camouflaged form, carefully hiding every detail of the model. The Tucson will be positioned between the Creta and the Santa Fe SUVs in Hyundai's portfolio. The SUV is expected to be brought to the country initially as completely built units (CBU).

Expected to be priced in the bracket of Rs. 16 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh, the Tucson is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine in India. The engine will be tuned to churn out 180bhp of power and 400Nm of torque mated to six-speed manual transmission. According to reports, people can also look forward to a petrol engine being offered in the model. The all-wheel drive (AWD) version of Tucson is also expected to be introduced in the Indian market.

As for features, the new Tucson is expected to come packed with a full-length panoramic sunroof, a five-inch LCD display with rearview camera and touchscreen function, an audio system with eight speakers with AM/FM/SiriusXM connectivity, and twin-projector headlights with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]