Showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo last month, the new Hyundai Tucson has now been displayed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Compared to the India-spec Tucson, this one is a bit different. It gets a new powertrain.
Hyundai Tucson 1.7L made global debut at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. This is the sixth powertrain option to be on offer with the Tucson. The new motor is claimed to be efficient 1.7 litre turbo diesel engine mated to a seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT).
The 1685 cc turbo diesel engine provides a maximum power of 141 PS at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 340 Nm over a power band of 1,750 rpm to 2,500 rpm. This translates into a sprint time of 11.5 seconds for 0-100 kmph, and a top speed of 185 kmph
Hyundai claims that the new 7DCT offers 20% higher fuel efficiency with lower CO2 emissions and also comes with the Integrated Stop & Go (ISG). Apart from this, it also gets superior safety. Hyundai Tucson is considered as one of the safest cars in its segment and it already has maximum five star Euro NCAP safety rating to prove it.
Hyundai Tucson 1.7L also comes with a Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition which stops the car automatically as soon as a crash is predicted. Apart from that, it is also equipped with a Blind Spot Detection that alerts the driver of approaching vehicles and a Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which alerts the driver of approaching cross traffic within a span of 180 degrees.