2016 Hyundai Tucson likely to launch in India – Report

Posted on: Nov 24, 2015 - 11:54am IST

Could be brought to the country via CBU route.

According to Autocar India, the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson is likely to be launched in India, as a mid-size SUV filling a gap between the Creta and Santa Fe.

2016 Hyundai Tucson front quarter at the 2015 Chengdu Motor Show
The 2016 Tucson made its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show this year.

Revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new Hyundai Tucson has become so popular in various markets that the Korean manufacturer had to increase production at its factory in Ulsan, South Korea. The report from Autocar states that the new Tucson will be brought to India via the CBU route.

Older reports have suggested that Hyundai India were considering a mid-size SUV to rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Safari Storme. It would be based on the Tucson’s platform, locally produced at their factory in Chennai, and launched in 2018.

2016 Hyundai Tucson rear at the 2015 Chengdu Motor Show
The first-generation Tucson was sold in India, but later replaced with the Santa Fe.

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Hyundai has announced that they will have a diverse lineup of global cars at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016, one of which could be the 2016 Hyundai Tucson. It could serve as a litmus test for Hyundai; to see if the new Tucson can gauge enough attention, so as to think about its launch here.

2016 Hyundai Tucson – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar India]

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