Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s second-largest selling car manufacturer, and largest exporter has finally come up with a 4WD variant for the Tucson mid-size crossover-SUV. The four-wheel drive variant is available with a Diesel engine only. The new Tucson was launched last year in both petrol and Diesel engine variants. It offers both manual and automatic transmissions. However, it’s only now that a four-wheel drive model has been added to the range. The new Hyundai Tucson 4WD has an ex-showroom price of Rs 25,19,000. It comes in the top-end GLS trim.
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The latest iteration of the Tucson finds itself slotted above the Creta small SUV in the Korean company’s product portfolio. This crossover is a direct rival to not only the Honda CR-V but also to the Jeep Compass. With the launch of the 4WD variant, the Korean crossover will find itself better equipped to handle the fast increasing heat from the cheapest Jeep SUV in India. The Tucson is a fairly well-sorted mid-size crossover-SUV that offers a punchy set of motors, distinct Korean design, comfortable cabin and decent ride and handling characteristics. The advent of the 4WD model should make it an even better package.
New Hyundai Tucson 4WD Price
|4WD AT GLS||Rs 25,19,000|
The new four-wheel drive model is available only with a Diesel engine and an automatic transmission. It is available only in the top-of-the-line GLS trim. It has an ex-showroom price of Rs 25,19,000. We don’t think Hyundai has any plans of launching the four-wheel drive hardware with a petrol engine or in a lower trim. The Tucson price range currently starts at Rs 17,99,900. Here is the full price list-
|Fuel Type||Variant||Price (Rs.)|
|2WD AT GL||20,99,000|
|2WD AT GL||22,49,000|
|4WD AT GLS||25,19,000|
New Hyundai Tucson 4WD Specifications
|Engine Type||2.0-litre, Inline 4-cylinder Diesel turbocharged|
While the new Tucson is on sale with both petrol and Diesel engines, the new 4WD model is available with the Diesel engine and automatic transmission only. The oil burner in question here is a 2.0-litre, Inline 4-cylinder, turbocharged unit that produces a maximum power of 185 PS along with a peak torque of 400 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
New Hyundai Tucson 4WD Mileage
|Mileage (ARAI)||16.38 KMPL|
Based on the Diesel-automatic model, the new Tucson 4WD has an ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 16.38 KMPL. This is a considerably decent figure for an automatic car of this size and power.
New Hyundai Tucson 4WD Dimensions
There has been no change except the introduction of the four-wheel drive mechanism. Hence, the dimensions of this model remain the same as earlier.
New Hyundai Tucson 4WD Features
Available in the top-of the-line GLS trim, the Tucson will offer the following features-
- Powered Tailgate with Gesture Recognition (Smart Trunk feature)
- Automatic Parking
- Drive Mode Selector
- Dual front automatic temperature control
- Floor console mounted rear vents
- 10-way power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
- Twin LED headlamps
- LED DRLs
- LED tail lamps
- Power shut tail gate
- Multiple Drive modes.
New Hyundai Tucson 4WD Images
New Hyundai Tucson 4WD Engine and Transmission
For India, the new Tucson 4WD Crossover-SUV comes with a 2.0 L Diesel engine only. Also, there’s only one transmission- 6-speed torque converter automatic. The diesel engine outputs 185 PS and 400 Nm. This is engine is a sufficiently punchy and refined unit that offers a good mix of performance and fuel mileage. The abundance of torque and well-spaced gear ratios should help the Tucson 4WD venture off-road easily. Of course, the new 4WD system will play an important role with helping the Korean crossover trod off the road.
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