Hyundai Tucson to launch in India after June 2016 – Report

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Indian premiere at the Auto Expo 2016.

ET Auto reports that the latest Hyundai Tucson will arrive in showrooms across India after June 2016, following its Indian premiere at the Auto Expo 2016 on February 3.

2016 Hyundai Tucson front three quarters at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The new Tucson will make its Indian premiere at the Auto Expo 2016 on February 3.

Given the positive response towards the Hyundai Creta, HMIL has gained confidence to bridge the gap between the Creta and Santa Fe by re-introducing the Tucson nameplate in India. The report states that Hyundai had fast-tracked the launch of the Tucson, and that it will be launched as a locally assembled model right from the start, with CKD kits from Czech Republic or Korea.

The Tucson 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.

2016 Hyundai Tucson dashboard at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The report states that Hyundai had fast-tracked the launch of the latest Tucson.

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The 5-seater premium SUV will rival the Honda CR-V and top-end variants of the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Hexa. Hyundai expects to sell 20,000 to 30,000 units of the Tucson a year.

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[Source: ET Auto]

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