After making its debut earlier this year at the Auto Expo 2020,Hyundai has finally launched the updated Tucson to India today – refreshing the SUV for the domestic market.
The Tucson gets styling tweaks to its face with a new grille and refreshed headlamps which are now full-LED units. Bumpers on the rear and front have been restyled, and the split tail lights get a new LED treatment.
Hyundai is offering the Tucson with both petrol and diesel powertrains. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine produces 180bhp and 400Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol mil is capable of 147bhp and 192Nm of torque. While the petrol powertrain comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, the diesel is coupled with an an eight-speed automatic transmission that can be had with an optional HTRAC all-wheel drive system.
The updated Tucson packs in multiple driver-assist features, including autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep assist. It also comes with a 360-degree camera and adaptive cruise control. The infotainment system gets an upgrade too, with connected BlueLink suite on offer with an 8.0-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
As far as safety goes, Hyundai is likely to offer Electronic Stability Control (ESC), forward collision avoidance assist, blind spot detection, hill assist and brake assist on all variants of the updated SUV.
Hyundai is offering a 3-year/unlimited kilometre standard warranty pack which can be extended up to 5 years/50,000km. Introductory pricing of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson starts from Rs 22.3 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and will be competing against the Jeep Compass, the Skoda Karoq, VW T-Roc and the Honda CR-V.