Hyundai has announced a new variant of the Tucson SUV which, finally, comes with 4WD. It replaces the top-end Tucson 2.0 CRDi GLS 2WD version and is priced at INR 25.19 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
A couple of factors we reckon that would've influenced Hyundai's decision to add 4WD in the Tucson finally include the discontinuation of the Hyundai Santa Fe and the availability of an AWD system in its key rivals such as the VW Tiguan, Jeep Compass, and even the top-spec Mahindra XUV500. With AWD and a torquey 2.0L diesel motor, the Hyundai Tucson could be a lot more appealing to folks who like to traverse on challenging terrains.
Under the hood is a 2.0L CRDi turbodiesel engine also available with a 6-speed manual or auto, which produces 185 PS at 4,000 rpm and 40.8 kg.m at 1,750-2,750 rpm. The Intellimatic 4WD variant is only equipped with a 6-speed auto. Fuel mileage could see a slight drop from the GLS 2WD's 16.38 km/l figure.
It carries over the features of the outgoing 2WD GLS, such as dual-barrel LED headlamps, 18-inch diamond-cut wheels, electric parking brake with Auto Hold, 8.0-inch HD touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 6-speaker Arkamys audio system, front and rear parking sensors with reverse camera, 10-way power adjustable driver seat, keyless entry and go, dual-zone climate control, and heated ORVMs.
Hyundai has also updated the Tucson AT GL trims of both petrol and diesel with better safety kit. Both variants now come standard with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Down Hill Brake Control (DBC) & Brake Assist.
|Variant||Grade||Price (Ex-Showroom, INR.)|
|Hyundai Tucson Petrol||2WD 6MT||17,99,900|
|2WD 6AT GL||20,99,000|
|Hyundai Tucson Diesel||2WD 6MT||19,95,900|
|2WD 6AT GL||22,49,000|
|4WD 6AT GLS||25,19,000|