Hyundai Tucson AWD launched at Rs.25.19 lakh

Hyundai has launched a 4-wheel drive version of the Tucson. It is only offered in the top-end GLS trim with a diesel engine paired to an automatic transmission. The Tucson 4WD AT GLS is priced at Rs. 25.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hyundai has also introduced additional safety features on the GL trim of both petrol and diesel models. 

The Tucson 4WD AT GLS replaces the old 2WD GLS variant which was available only with the diesel engine. It is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder CRDi diesel engine which produces 182 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque @ 1,750-2,750 rpm and is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. 

The 4-wheel drive system on the Tucson has an on-demand functioning which automatically sends power to the wheels with the most traction on slippery surfaces or during cornering. The 4WD system can be switched off completely in order to save fuel and reduce wear and tear on the parts. With the 4WD Lock Mode drivers can manually toggle 50:50 torque split between the two axles. Another feature included is the Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC) which helps to transfer torque to the wheels that have the most grip during cornering.

Tucson’s 2WD GL variant now gets safety features like ESC, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), hill-start assist, downhill brake control and brake assist as standard. Besides this, it gets rear parking sensors with rear view camera but misses out on front parking sensors. In addition to these features, the new AWD variant gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat mounting point, etc.

The variant-wise prices of the Hyundai Tucson are: 

Petrol

  • 2WD MT – Rs. 18.00 lakh
  • 2WD AT GL – Rs. 21.00 lakh

Diesel

  • 2WD MT – Rs. 19.96 lakh
  • 2WD AT GL – Rs. 22.50 lakh
  • 4WD AT GLS – Rs. 25.20 lakh

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