It looks like Hyundai is planning to launch the fourth generation Tucson premium SUV in Indian market. The SUV was recently spotted testing in South India. The test mule spotted was completely camouflaged but, it For India it will be an all-new model but, international market has already received it. It got launched in the international market last year in September. Tucson is a premium SUV that competes with cars like Jeep Compass, Citroen C5 Aircross in the segment. In comparison to the current version of Tucson that we have in India, the fourth generation has a drastically different looking design.
The pictures of the fourth generation Hyundai Tucson are already available on the internet. It is probably the first time that the fourth generation Tucson has been spotted in India. The front fascia is mostly covered by the large front grille with triangle like inserts in it. The LED DRLs are also shaped like triangles and act as a part of the grille.
The headlamps are placed on the bumper just below the LED DRLs. It looks like there are no fog lamps in the SUV. It gets front parking sensors installed on the bumper and below that there is a decent looking lower grille with a silver finished skid plate below it. The side profile of the SUV in the spy pictures reveal a new design for the alloy wheels and it looks significantly larger than the current version. At the rear, Tucson gets triangular shaped LED DRLs and an LED light bar runs in full width of the car connecting the tail lamps.
Tucson is a 5 seater premium SUV and on the inside like any other Hyundai, Tucson also gets a premium looking cabin. It gets a clean looking design to the cabin with a large touchscreen infotainment system integrated below the AC vents. The neatly laid out interior in the Tucson give it a very airy look. It will be offered with other features like ambient lighting, electrically adjustable seats, ventilated seats, multi-function steering wheel, fully digital instrument cluster, integrated air purifier, automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, leather wrapped seats and steering wheel, wireless phone charging, 360 degree camera and so on.
Like any modern Hyundai car, Tucson will also be offered with BlueLink connected car features. Coming to the engine options, Hyundai offers the current generation Tucson in India with a petrol and diesel engine option. There is a 2.0 litre Nu petrol engine that generates 151 Ps and 192 Nm of peak torque. The diesel verison is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 182 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version is offered with AWD as an option.
Internationally Hyundai offers a total of 12 engine options for Tucson. There are 6 petrol, 4 diesel, 1 hybrid and 1 plug-in hybrid versions. We are not clear which engine options will be offered with Tucson if Hyundai brings it to India. We are not clear on when Hyundai will be bringing the fourth generation Tucson to India but, we expect it to happen some time next year.