Hyundai Tucson to feature AWD in 2017

The comeback car for Hyundai, Tucson was launched earlier this month. The all-new Tucson sits between the Hyundai Creta and the Hyundai Santa Fe in the market. Even though the car is offered with both petrol and diesel variants with manual or automatic transmission. The SUV only features 2WD layout. The Tucson is in a segment where all its rivals posses the AWD system.

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Even though the AWD variant of the car is present in the international market, the Indian version misses out on it as of now. Hyundai is working on the AWD version of the car for the Indian market and by May 2017, the South Korean company will launch the SUV in AWD in the market.

The Tucson competes with the likes of Honda CR-V and Renault Koleos. It carries a price tag between Rs. 18.99 lakh to Rs. 24.99 lakh. Even though the Tucson comes with a long list of equipment like ABS and twin airbags standard across all the variants, curtain airbags, ESP, vehicle stability management, hill hold and hill descent control, and parking sensors are offered on the top of the line trim.

The interiors get many gizmos like touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There 2-zone climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth infotainment, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated wing mirrors, automatic headlamps and more. Tucson misses out on some crucial features that are available with the SUVs from lower segment, like panoramic sunroof and rain-sensing wipers. The AWD Tucson may come with added features to take on the rivals from other segments.

The Tucson is powered by 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum of 152 BHP and 195 Nm of torque and comes mated with an option of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel engine is also a 2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that has a higher power output of 182 BHP and 400 Nm of torque. The diesel engine also comes mated with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission.