The Tucson is all set to make a comeback to the Indian soil. Hyundai has started testing the car in India and was caught on camera for the first time. After the ban on diesel engines of 2.0-litre and more was removed from Delhi-NCR region, Hyundai is planning to launch the new car soon.
The new Tucson will sit between the Hyundai Creta and the Santa Fe. The car will compete with the likes of Mahindra XUV 500. Hyundai Tucson first innings in India was not very successful. It came at a price of Rs. 18 lakh in 2005 that drove away many buyers.
The new Tucson gets all the latest design elements from the Hyundai family like the trapezoidal front grille, and fluidic body design. The car also gets premium exteriors in form of projector headlamps, LED DRLs and 19-inch alloy wheels.
On the inside, the Tucson will get a long list of features similar to the recently launched Hyundai Elantra. In addition to that, there will be blind spot assist too.
The new Tucson will also get an all-new 2.0-litre engine. It churns out a maximum of 179 BHP and 400 Nm of maximum torque. The car that was spotted testing was equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. However, Hyundai plans to bring in the dual-clutch automatic transmission after the launch. Hyundai will also bring in a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine to power the Tucson. Hyundai will launch the car early next year followed by testing.
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