Hyundai launched Tucson 4WD; Jeep Compass beware

Hyundai’s most expensive vehicle in India, the Tucson was launched last year. The premium crossover has been constantly selling in three digits/month since its launch. A few days back, the rumour of Hyundai launching a 4WD variant of the Tucson floated and now the South Korean manufacturer has launched the 4WD model of the vehicle priced at Rs. 25.19 lakh, ex-showroom.

Tucson

The 4WD option is only available with the top-end GLS variant of the crossover. The Tucson competes against the likes of Honda CR-V and Jeep Compass in the market. Both the rival models offer 4WD system as an option. Tucson is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. However, the new 4WD option will only come with the diesel top-end version of the car.

There have been no changes in the feature list. The only addition is the 4WD system to the vehicle. The soft-roader is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 182 Bhp – 400 Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The manual variant is only offered with the FWD system.

The 4WD system will provide extra traction to Tucson and will enable it to climb on the slippery places with ease. The Tucson, however, does not offer a full-fledged 4X4 system and there is no low-ratio transfer case on offer.

The Tucson looks very premium and is follows the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The car gets a long list of features too. There are a two-tone black and beige dashboard and a 4.2-inch infotainment screen in the middle. The infotainment system gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. There is also dual-zone automatic climate control system, reverse camera, dynamic parking lines, electrically adjustable driver seat and rear AC vent. The car also gets six airbags, ABS with EBD, and ESC as standard.

The Tucson is about Rs. 4 lakh more expensive than the Jeep Compass 4WD but it offers a longer list of features than the Compass.