Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd at the launch of the new Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Motor India Ltd. has launched its global SUV ‘The All New Tucson in India consolidating its SUV line-up for the Indian customers.
Speaking at the launch of Global SUV, ‘All New Tucson’, Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “The aspiration of owing a SUV is a global phenomenon. The All New Tucson represents a significant step and will herald a new chapter in HMIL’s growth story. Sold over 4.5 Million units globally in 12 years the all new Tucson is a Modern and Confident Game changer SUV. The launch of 3rd Generation all new Tucson will create a benchmark by giving world-class Hyundai Experience to the aspirational Indian customers.”
All New Tucson embodies Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design Philosophy. The front of the all new Tucson is dominated by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, which connects with the dual barrel LED headlamps to create a distinctive identity. A wing-shaped horizontal bar at the front bumper along with the LED daytime running lights gives the all new Tucson a unique character. The long bonnet accentuates the sleek profile while the ‘Z’ character –line above the rear wheel arches creates a sculptural side profile with powerful stance. The rear profile has a clean design with horizontal lines that flows from rear wheel arches accented by slim tail lights. The appeal of the car is further highlighted with the twin chrome exhaust promoting a powerful and aggressive image.
The interior combines elegance with ergonomics for a sensuous experience. The long flowing, well organised horizontal dashboard conveys a premium feel with well thought out placement of controls to ensure maximum comfort and pleasurable drive. The use of silver detailing on centere fascia with soft touch crash pad enhances the premium appeal of the interior. Smart packaging provides absolute comfort with its plush interiors, generous front and rear legroom, and ample shoulder room for all passengers.
The all new Tucson is powered by options of two engine – 2.0 Nu Dual VTVT Petrol Engine and the newest member of Hyundai diesel family the 2.0 R e-VGT Diesel Engine.
2.0 R e-VGT Diesel Engine is responsive. The electronic Variable Geometry Turbocharger delivers high power along with better fuel efficiency and reduction in emission. The all new Tucson has low Drag Coefficient of 0.33 further enhancing the fuel efficiency and high speed stability while promoting a quieter ride.
The all new Tucson is offered in 6-Speed manual and automatic transmission that delivers quick, efficient shifts and high fuel efficiency. The Manual Transmission (MT) comes with flex steer to allow drivers to switch among normal and sport modes for steering response depending on the road conditions and driver preference.
The Automatic Transmission (AT) supports the new Drive Mode Select feature to choose among Normal, Eco and Sport modes for higher fuel efficiency and enthralling performance respectively.
Superior ride and handling is ensured with the McPherson front suspension along with the multi-link independent rear suspension, enhancing overall ride quality and driving stability.
The Hyundai Tucson boasts of an ARAI-ratified fuel efficiencyof 13.03 kmpl for petrol MT and 12.95 kmpl for the petrol AT. While the diesel MT delivers a mileage of 18.42kmpl and diesel AT returns 16.38 kmpl.
The all new Tucson is developed with 51 percent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) resulting in higher rigidity, low NVH and higher durability. With Five Star EURO NCAP rating in 2015 and winning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ Award 2016 in USA makes the all new Tucson one of the most comprehensively equipped vehicles in its segment when it comes to safety.
Key safety features include 6 airbags, ESP with VSM, HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), DBC (Downhill Brake Control), ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, and reverse parking camera with steering adaptive guidelines among others.
The all new Tucson will be available in five variants with five exterior colour options.
Introductory Prices (Ex-showroom New Delhi):
Petrol MT - Rs 18,99,000
Diesel MT - Rs 21,59,000
Diesel AT GL - Rs 23,48,000
Diesel AT GLS - Rs 24,99,000
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