Hyundai has launched the Tucson facelift at an introductory price of Rs. 22.30 lakh. It was earlier showcased at the 2020 Auto expo earlier this year. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, there was a delay in the launch of Tucson. The major changes can be seen in the styling, the Tucson now gets a larger grille, new headlights and taillights, and also a new bumper. It is not what one would call a complete revamp and the styling is very different from the previous generation.
The cabin has got a new treatment with a new dashboard and new soft-touch materials. The touch screen infotainment system now sits on top of the center console and is now larger at 8.0 inches. Even the air-con vents have been repositioned. The Tucson is made available in four color options – Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Phantom Black, and Starry Night.
The Tucson also features – Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car technology, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a 10-way powered driver seat, a hand’s free tailgate opening, and wireless smartphone charging. The car comes equipped with – six airbags, ABS, hill-start assist, ESC, front and rear parking sensors, and a parking camera.
Powering the Tucson are the 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine options. Both of these adhere to BS6 norms. The 2.0-liter petrol makes 152 hp and 192 Nm of torque and it comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0-liter diesel on the other hand produces 185 hp and 400 Nm of torque which comes mated to a new 8-speed automatic. However, all-wheel drive is made available only on the top-spec GLS trim.
Hyundai offers a 3-year/unlimited kilometer warranty pack or 5 years/ 50,000 km. The facelifted Tucson is expected to be against the Jeep Compass, Skoda Karoq, and the Honda CRV.