The SUV sets a new safety benchmark through a combination of advanced safety features with Hyundai SmartSense (Advance Driver Assistance System). (Image: Hyundai)
More than a month after unveiling the fourth generation Tucson
, Hyundai Motor India officially launched the model. The new Tucson will be positioned above the Alcazar in Hyundai's India line-up and will be available in both petrol and diesel engine offerings as well as the option of all-wheel drive.
The 2.0 l petrol line-up will be offered in 2 variants, starting with Platinum AT trim variant that comes with 45+ Safety & 60+ Bluelink connected car features at a price of Rs. 2769,700. The AT variant of the 2.0 l petrol offers 19 Hyundai SmartSense Level 2 ADAS safety technology features & Hi-tech & convenience features like LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, 10-way power adjustable driver seat etc. and is priced at Rs. 30,17 000.
Likewise, the 2.0 l diesel engine will be offered in 3 variants with the Platinum AT variant, offering 26.03cm (10.25”) touch screen audio, digital cluster, Panoramic sunroof, and Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) as standard features and it comes at an incredible price of Rs. 30 19 700. The Signature AT is priced at Rs. 32,87 000. The top-of-the-line AT 4WD variant, which is equipped with Hyundai’s HTRAC technology & multi-terrain mode, is priced at Rs. 34,39 000.
Commenting at the Launch of the all-new Hyundai TUCSON, Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We remain committed to our customers in India, as we continue to drive the transformation of the Indian automotive landscape and introduce advanced technologies, bringing Indian customer experience at par with the global levels. With the introduction of Hyundai SmartSense, we have yet again showcased the authentic engineering capabilities of Hyundai through our Level 2 ADAS technology.”
The South Korean carmaker, which had earlier revealed that the model will be sold through Hyundai’s 125 Signature outlets, from where it retails the Alcazar and the i20 N Line
is aiming to sell 5,000 units per year of the new SUV. It will be taking on Toyota Fortuner, Tata Harrier and the Mahindra XUV700, Jeep Compass, the Citroen C5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan in the Indian market.
“In the (calendar) year 2021, while the overall SUV sales were up by 65%, the hi-end (sub-segment of) SUVs grew by 81%. The (third-gen) Tucson’s sales also skyrocketed by 120% during the same period. Now with the fourth generation Tucson, we hope to replicate the same success and hope to expand this segment further," said Tarun Garg, Director, Sales, Marketing and Service, HMIL had earlier told Moneycontrol.com.
The premium SUV will be following the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route, with the kits being imported from Hyundai’s Ulsan plant in South Korea and locally assembled at its manufacturing facility in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu.