The new-generation Hyundai Tucson was unveiled in 2020 and is now available in a number of international countries. It is likely to be released in India somewhere between Q2 and Q3 of next year. It was recently spotted testing near the company’s Chennai plant. SK Sridhar, a car enthusiast, took the spy shot. The new Tucson will continue to compete with vehicles such as the Citroen C5 Aircross and the Jeep Compass.
While the third-generation Tucson has a refined appearance, the fourth-generation Tucson has evolved into an altogether new species that is all about bling and glam. On the new-generation Tucson, the sleek, graceful appearance of the predecessor has been replaced with a significant dosage of eccentric design elements.
The transformation might easily result in a shift in target audience profile, with the new Tucson gaining favor among a younger client base. The fourth-generation Tucson gets a redesigned radiator grille with integrated daytime running lights. The grille is either in silver paint or dark black chrome, depending on the model.
Customers can choose between projector and MFR LED headlamps, which come standard. The majority of the body elements, including the bonnet and side panels, have been redesigned to give the car a more muscular appearance.
Body-colored ORVMs with integrated turn signals, angulated wheel arches, and machined alloy wheels are all highlights on the sides. The SUV has rear combination lighting (LED lamps are available), a clever tailgate system, and a hidden wiper at the back.
The interior of the 2017 Tucson is oozing with premiumness and elegance. A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a digital instrument panel of the same size are included on top-spec models. Bose premium sound system, auto air conditioning, ventilated and heated front seats, mood lamp, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, and integrated memory system are among the other notable features (IMS). Lower-spec models have fabric seats, while higher-spec models have leather seats.
New Generation Hyundai Tucson Engine Options
Three engine options are available for the fourth-generation Tucson in international markets. These may differ depending on the country. A 2.0-liter gasoline engine produces 156 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of peak torque at 4,500 rpm. The 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine produces 180 horsepower and 265 Nm. The 2.0-liter diesel engine produces 186 horsepower and 417 Nm of torque.
The third-generation Tucson is available in India with a 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-liter diesel engine. The petrol engine has a 6-speed AT transmission option, while the diesel engine has an 8-speed AT transmission option. Hyundai may introduce a hybrid powertrain for Tucson in India to keep things interesting. AWD may be available as an option with high-end models.
The new Hyundai Tucson comes with a long list of enhanced safety features. Forward collision avoidance assists, blind-spot collision avoidance assist blind-spot view monitor, lane following assist, smart cruise control, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, and forward / reverse parking distance warning are some of the features included. It’s unclear whether all of these features are available in India. Some of these characteristics will also be featured on the next-generation Creta.