Facelifted Hyundai Tucson to launch in India around November
Hyundai India is gearing up to launch a facelifted model of its Tucson SUV in the country sometime around the upcoming festive season. The Hyundai Tucson facelift, which was first unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, comes with minor design and feature updates while retaining the mechanical specifications of the outgoing model. Here's all about it.
The Hyundai Tucson facelift comes with a redesigned front bumper, cascading grille housed in a hexagonal chrome frame, sharp-edged headlamps, and new alloy wheels. The SUV sports blacked-out roof rails, electronically adjustable ORVMs, and body-colored door handles as well as roof spoiler. Moreover, it gets an all-LED lighting setup for headlamps, DRLs, and taillamps.
Inside, the Hyundai Tucson facelift features a dual-tone cabin with fabric upholstery and a three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel. The SUV comes with an 8-inch LCD infotainment panel with support for connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The cabin also gets wireless charging support, Krell sound system for immersive experience, and Hyundai Blue Link connected car technology.
The Hyundai Tucson facelift will be offered in BS6-compliant 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel unit, which is also mated to a 48V mild hybrid system, is capable of producing 201PS of combined power and 400Nm of peak torque, while the petrol mill churns out 115PS of power and 192Nm peak torque.
On the safety front, Hyundai Tucson facelift comes equipped with disc brakes on all wheels along with ABS, EBD, and traction control for improved road handling. The cabin gets dual front airbags as standard along with a rear view camera as well as front and rear parking sensors for parking assistance.
Presently, the Hyundai Tucson falls under Rs. 18.77-26.97 lakh price bracket in India and we expect the facelifted model to arrive at a similar price range. Once launched, it will go up against rivals such as Jeep Compass and Toyota Fortuner.