As we know Industry is switching from BS4 to BS6, Hyundai India has been busy upgrading its product portfolio. The Major launch from the house of Hyundai this year was New Generation Hyundai Creta. Hyundai is all set for its another major launch which is also an SUV, New Hyundai Tucson. Hyundai Tucson was unveiled during the Auto expo 2020 for the first time. The Tucson facelift will be the next model slated to launch in the Indian market, which is expected to happen soon after the nation-wide lockdown has been completely lifted.
Hyundai India, confirmed that the company primary focus is on the launch of Tucson facelift model in the Indian market. Hyundai has also started accepting bookings for the upcoming SUV with a token amount of Rs 25,000.
The Tucson facelift will come equipped with BS6-compliant versions of both the petrol and diesel engines from the outgoing car. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine will be rated at 150hp and 192Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine will produce 182hp and 400Nm of torque. Both engines come with torque-converter automatic gearboxes as standard, though the petrol version will come with the older model’s 6-speed unit while the diesel will get an all-new 8-speed unit. All-wheel drive will be available on the top-spec (GLS) diesel trim.
On the design front, the biggest changes to the facelift model include new cascading grille, reshaped headlights, tail-lights, and front and rear bumpers. However, the SUV’s overall silhouette has been retained. On the inside, it receives a new dashboard design with a free-standing eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the brand’s ‘BlueLink’ connected-car technology. It also features wireless chargers, a panoramic sunroof, and electric front-passenger seat adjustment.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson will be offered in three variants: GL 2WD, GLS 2WD, and GLS 4WD. The GL and GLS will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options, while the top-of-the-line GLS variant will be offered with only a diesel powertrain.
The Hyundai Tucson will rival the Jeep Compass and the Honda CR-V; among others in the Indian market. We expect the prices for the BS6 model to be slightly higher than the BS4 variants that retailed between 19.0 lakh and 27.0 lakh.