New Hyundai Tucson unveiled in India, launch on August 4

    India gets the Tucson LWB with Hyundai Smartsense; will be sold with petrol and diesel powertrain options.

    Published On Jul 13, 2022 01:21:00 PM


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    Hyundai has unveiled its fourth-generation Tucson in India ahead of its market launch on August 4. The Tucson, which made its global debut in September 2020, has come to India in its long-wheelbase guise for the first time. Globally, there's also a short wheelbase version of the SUV. Bookings for the new Hyundai Tucson are expected to begin next week, and deliveries will begin in the coming months.

    • New Tucson gets ADAS tech, a first for a Hyundai in India
    • No manual gearbox on offer 
    • Marked shift in design and tech from predecessor

    New Hyundai Tucson: exterior design highlights

    The new Tucson's styling is a radical departure from its predecessor. It sports Hyundai's ‘Sensual Sportiness’ design language, characterised by sharply cut surfaces and bold detailing. The highlight is the huge dark chrome grille with its jewel-like detailing, spanning the entire width of the nose and seamlessly integrating the LED Daytime Running Lamps within. The main headlamp cluster is housed in the front bumper, which further features pronounced contours and angular cuts. 

    In profile, the new Tucson’s sharp character lines, angular and flared wheel arches and generous body-cladding give it a unique look. The satin chrome strip that emerges from the base of the ORVMs stretches all the way back to the C-pillar. The India-spec Tucson rides on 18-inch, dual-tone alloy wheels.

    At the rear, the new Tucson gets dual T-shaped LED tail-lights that are connected via an LED light bar. The lighting arrangement at the rear divides the tail section in two parts, thus breaking the visual mass. The rear bumper features a diamond-pattern finish and a faux silver skid plate. There's also a roof spoiler that neatly hides the rear washer and wiper. 

    As mentioned above, India gets the long-wheel base iteration of the Tucson. Measuring 150mm more in length and 85mm more in wheelbase over the outgoing model, the new Tucson will be more spacious on the inside. 

    New Hyundai Tucson: interior and features

    On the inside, too, the new Tucson has nothing in common with its predecessor. The dashboard features a new wraparound design, is a lot more minimalistic, and ditches most physical controls for touch panels. The interior is finished in a dual-tone black and grey colour scheme. The four-spoke steering wheel is also different from the one seen on the Creta and Alcazar

    Taking centre stage is the new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s neatly integrated in the dashboard with a piano black surround. The new HVAC controls are accessed via touch-based panel below the infotainment system, and there's also a free-standing, 10.25-inch digital driver’s display with personalised themes and turn-by-turn navigation. The centre console houses the automatic gear lever and a few physical buttons for seat ventilation and other functions, 

    In terms of features, the new Tucson gets dual-zone climate control, wireless smartphone charging, a panoramic sunroof, air purifier, heated and ventilated front seats, 64-colour ambient lighting, 360-degree cameras, electric adjustment for driver's seat with memory function, rain sensing wipers, reclining rear seats, BlueLink connected car features with over-the-air updates, voice commands, Alexa and Google assistant, an 8-speaker Bose sound system and powered tailgate. 

    New Hyundai Tucson: Level 2 ADAS introduced 

    The new Tucson is also the first Hyundai in India to come with ADAS technology. The Level 2 ADAS suite brings in fucntions such as forward collision warning, blind spot assist, lane keep assits, rear cross traffic alert and more. The Tucson is the only SUV in its class with ADAS technology, although the Mahindra XUV700 also offers the same in a segment below. Other safety features include six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, ESC, hill-descent control and all-wheel disc brakes. 

    New Hyundai Tucson: engine and gearbox options

    Under the hood, the new Tucson gets 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines as options. The four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol unit is the same as offered on the Alcazar and produces 156hp and 192Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0-litre diesel engine, meanwhile, produces 186hp and 416Nm of peak torque, and comes mated to a 8-speed automatic gearbox. Like the previous-gen Tucson, the new model misses out on a manual gearbox, but can be specced with an all-wheel drive system with multi terrain modes (Snow, Mud and Sand). 

    New Hyundai Tucson: launch timeline, rivals

    Hyundai will announce prices for the all-new Tucson on Augsut 4. Upon launch, it will see competition from the likes of Jeep Compass and the Citroen C5 Aircross, as well as higher-spec variants of the Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Mahindra XUV700.

    What are your first impressions of the new Hyundai Tucson? Let us know in the comments below.

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