Hyundai is all set to bring its new Tucson to India as a flag ship model. Hyundai hasn’t revealed much about the India-spec Tucson, but there are a few things we can glean from the official images the brand has released of the India spec car. For one, it appears we will be getting the long-wheelbase (2,756mm) version of the SUV, which, though a five seater, promises more space in the back seat and boot than the short wheelbase version offered in Europe.
Better Ride Quality
We can also tell that Hyundai has opted against the stylish 19-inch alloy wheels the car gets overseas, choosing a more sensible 18-inch option instead. This, with their taller tyre sidewalls, should offer a better ride quality on Indian roads.
Hyundai has brought along all its product the ideology of sensual design , all their products are based on the same sort of styling full of sharp creases and angles, that will set it apart from just about anything else on the market, making it instantly recognizable. A big part of the design is the huge grille that spans the width of the nose and integrates the triangular LED Daytime Running Lamp elements within its shape. The headlamps sit in different pods installed in the bumper rather than in the front upright fascia of the car.
Hyundai has regarded the car to be a flagship for India , while the IONIQ 5 would be the flagship in the EV realm of the brand. Still, it will be the largest and most powerful combustion-Engined SUV, which rules out the likes of the Santa Fe and Palisade – in case anyone had their fingers crossed for those larger SUVs.
As such, it will sit above the Hyundai Alcazar in the brand’s India line-up, and it’s likely to share its 2.0 MPI naturally aspirated petrol engine with the seven-seater. For the diesel engine, however, expect Hyundai to draft in a version of the outgoing Tucson’s 2.0 CRDi motor. Its possible Hyundai might bring in a AWD version on the top spec as well.
The estimated price of the car would be somewhere around 25 lakh to 30 lakh, and at this price range the car would go against the likes of MG Hector, Tata Harrier , XUV 700 and at the lower end with the likes of Jeep Compass and the VW Tiguan.