2016 Hyundai Tucson has 2.5 month waiting period, production increased - Report

23/05/2015 - 10:37 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Reportedly considered for India.

Hyundai Motor has increased production of the new 2016 Tucson SUV owing to rising demand from export markets. Currently, the 2016 Tucson is made at a factory in Ulsan, South Korea, which is unable to meet demand. The Korean company reached an agreement with its worker union to produce an additional 50,000 units/annum of the new Tucson at a second factory in Ulsan.

2016 Hyundai Tucson front three quarter view at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The new Tucson had its public premiere at the Geneva Motor Show this month.

The 2016 Tucson was revealed in February and launched in Korea in March this year. Within 4 days of going on sale in its home market, Hyundai bagged over 4,200 orders for the SUV, which was double the sales performance of the older Tucson in January 2015.

Hyundai has started production of the export variant of the Tucson which it will sell in North American, Australian and Asian markets. However, thanks to the production crunch, Hyundai already has a two-and-a-half month backlog which it intends to reduce with the new production shift.

The new Tucson is powered by 1.6-liter T-GDI and 1.7- and 2.0-liter diesel engines, paired to 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch transmissions.

2016 Hyundai Tucson dashboard(2) at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
A newly-developed 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is seen on the 2016 Tucson.

Also read: 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe (facelift) rendered

According to reports, the new Tucson's platform is being looked at by Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) for a new mid-size SUV that would rival the Mahindra XUV500. A launch is not slated to take place until 2018 though.

[Source - AutoNews]

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