Hyundai Tucson confirmed for India, could launch in H2 2016 – Report

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016 - 12:00pm IST

Unveil to take place at Auto Expo 2016.

According to ET Auto, Hyundai India will not only showcase the Hyundai Tucson at the Auto Expo 2016, but launch it as well, which could take place in H2 2016.

Rakesh Srivastava, Sr VP, sales and marketing at Hyundai Motor India was quoted saying:

The Global SUV Hyundai Tucson represents a significant step forward towards future SUV line up for the Indian market. We are excited with the response for Creta, with Tucson and future MPV/SUV, we intend to satiate the desire of Indian buyers

2016 Hyundai Tucson front three quarters at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
Hyundai India will showcase the new Hyundai Tucson at the Auto Expo 2016.

Apparently, Hyundai India gained confidence to re-introduce the Tucson nameplate to India through the positive response it received for the Hyundai Creta. The report suggests that Hyundai had fast-tracked the launch of the Tucson, and will be launched as locally assembled models right from the start.

The five-seater Tucson fills the large gap between the Hyundai Creta and flagship Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, and will rival the Honda CR-V and top-end variants of the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Hexa.

2016 Hyundai Tucson rear three quarters at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The report suggests that the Hyundai Tucson will be launched as locally assembled models right from the start.

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The mid-size SUV is likely to be introduced in its diesel variant, which packs Hyundai’s 2.0L (1,995 cc) four-cylinder turbo-diesel that produces 136 KW (182 hp) and 400 Nm of torque. It is available exclusively with Hyundai’s Active On-Demand AWD system and a six-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai Tucson – Image Gallery

[Source: ET Auto]

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