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Hyundai Drops Tucson Prices, Launches 4WD Variant


The starting price of the SUV has dropped back to the pre-GST levels while other variants have dipped further

 

Hyundai Tucson Front

 

 

Hyundai India has dropped the prices of the Tucson SUV by up to Rs 1.39 lakh for the base diesel trim with a manual transmission. The carmaker has also replaced the top-end GLS 2WD with a 4WD variant, which retails for just Rs 48,000 more than the front-wheel-drive option. The new prices are as follows:

- Petrol Base Manual: Rs 18 lakh (Price drop of Rs 78,000)

- Petrol GL Automatic: Rs 20.99 lakh (Price drop of Rs 65,000)

- Diesel Base Manual: Rs 19.96 lakh (Price drop of Rs 1.39 lakh)

- Diesel GL Automatic: Rs 22.49 lakh (Price drop of Rs 78,000)

- Diesel GLS Automatic 4WD: Rs 25.19 lakh (Premium of Rs 48,000 over the discontinued diesel GLS automatic 2WD variant)

Hyundai Tucson

 

 

The recently launched Jeep Compass carries an attractive price tag for the package, which has made it an instant hit. Its higher variants overlap with some of the Tucson's options, which may have slowed down the demand for the Korean alternative and caused an inventory pileup.

The Tucson’s 4WD system is said to be intelligent enough to engage only when it detects loss of traction. While driving on grippy tarmac, the SUV switches to the more fuel efficient front-wheel-drive mode. The driver can also choose to lock the car into the 4WD setting, which distributes the torque equally between the front and rear axles.

Hyundai Tucson Rear Seats

 

 

The top-spec Tucson comes loaded with double barrel LED projector low beams, LED daytime running lights and 18-inch machined alloy wheels to give it a premium look. Convenience features include a handsfree powered tailgate, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry with push-button start, heated outside mirrors, reclining second-row seats and cruise control. On the safety front, it gets half-a-dozen airbags, ABS, front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera with adaptive guidelines, electronic stability control, hill start assist and ISOFIX child seat anchors. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six speakers handles the music and navigation in the SUV.

 

Hyundai Tucson Rear

 

 

The Tucson is available with a pair of 2.0-litre engines. The petrol motor packs 155PS of power and 192Nm of torque while the diesel mill delivers 185PS and 400Nm. Both the powertrains come paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

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