To be positioned between Hyundai Creta and Santa Fe, the new Hyundai Tucson shares space at Hyundai Motor pavilion at 2016 Auto Expo along with the Genesis luxury brand, Sonata Hybrid, N Vision 2025 and many more. Showcased earlier at 2015 Geneva Motor Show, 2016 Hyundai Tucson would be notably different from the model that was on sale in India 5 years ago, considering the growing demand for added comforts and compact size, buyers of vehicles in this segment demand.
2016 Hyundai Tucson will sport a new design philosophy with exteriors displaying a new hexagonal grille, dual projector headlamps, and LED DRLs. On the sides, large wheel arches will be evident with 19” alloy wheels and a sleek roof rail while at the rear, wrap around LED tail lamps, a chrome exhaust pipe and high mounted spoiler will be evident.
Interiors of 2016 Hyundai Tucson will sport a number of comfort, safety and infotainment features. Sporting an 8” touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, the Tucson interiors will also see a panoramic sunroof, automatic parking, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking and blind spot detection. These features along with static corner lighting and other onboard safety features is what have earned the Tucson a 5 Star rating in Euro NCAP safety tests.
2016 Hyundai Tucson is built on a new platform which has resulted in more cabin space and luggage capacity of 513 liters. It will be powered by a 2.0 liter CRDi engine offering 182.5 bhp power and 402 Nm torque mated to 6 speed automatic box. Both AWD and FWD options are expected to be on-board the new Hyundai Tucson, which could come in at a starting price of around INR 18 lakh.
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