While international markets have started receiving the facelifted Hyundai Tucson, in India, the old model is getting updated with additional equipment to buy more time. According to a report from Autocar India, the list of comfort and convenience features now includes a panoramic sunroof and wireless charging.
The Hyundai Tucson has received a panoramic sunroof just a month after its direct rival - the Jeep Compass. The panoramic sunroof is available in the petrol model in a new ‘GL (O)’ grade and the range-topping GLS grade. Strangely, in the diesel engine model, it is unavailable in the GLS grade and limited to the new GL (O) grade.
Wireless charging in the Hyundai Tucson is a first-in-segment feature, which comes in all the configurations except the entry-level 2WD MT. There are two more new additions, albeit not as significant. The infotainment system now supports the i-Blue audio remote application and the AutoLink connected car technology application.
Mechanically, the old C-SUV has no changes. The petrol model uses the Nu 2.0-litre MPi naturally aspirated motor that produces 155 PS at 6,200 rpm and 19.6 kg.m (192.21 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm. The diesel model employs the R 2.0-litre CRDi turbocharged mill that develops 185 PS at 4,000 rpm and 40.8 kg.m (400.11 Nm) of torque at 1,750-2,750 rpm. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic are the common transmission choices, while a 4WD system option is exclusive to the diesel.
The Hyundai Tucson’s GL (O) petrol and GL (O) diesel grades cost INR 22.34 lakh* and INR 24.11 lakh* respectively. The range-topping GLS grade of the petrol engine model retails at INR 23.60 lakh*.
*Ex-showroom Kalyan, Maharashtra.