Hyundai has taken the opportunity to update its whole line-up to meet the BS-VI emission standards rather seriously. You see, while some manufacturers have revisited some of their models, Hyundai has updated all its core models in the country, with a few slated to be updated in the coming days. Starting with the third-generation i10 last year – touted as the Grand i10 Nios –the manufacturer has updated its best-selling model, the Creta, in a previous couple of days.
The Venue, which was launched last year, has also been updated now to meet the stringent BS-VI emission standards. On another note, the Verna is set to be updated in a matter of days, with a set of new BS-VI enabled engines and a minor makeover. The premium hatchback, i20, too, was also revealed in its facelift guise earlier this month, with launch set for mid-2020.
But, for now, let’s solely focus on Tucson, which is also set to receive a facelift sometime soon. As we reported last month, the facelift was unveiled on the first day of the Auto Expo 2020, and while the updates to the exterior are somewhat minor, the interiors seemed to have received a major rehaul.
So, what’s new? While the overall silhouette remains identical, the most noticeable change here is the revised headlamps, which now get full-LED treatment. The fog lamps housing and the bumper are also redesigned. And, of course, the Cascading grille is currently a size more significant too. In profile, the Tucson gets redesigned alloy wheels. Just like with any facelift, the Tucson, also, only gets a revised bumper and revised taillamps at the rear. Read on.
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Hyundai Tucson Specifications
Since the changes to the outside are subtle, the Tucson facelift will, in terms of the overall specifications, be identical to the model it replaces. As for the numbers, the ongoing Tucson measures 4,475mm in length, 1,850mm in width, and 1,660mm in height.
Moreover, it has a wheelbase of 2,670mm and a proper ground clearance of 172mm. The kerb weight for the base-spec variant is 1,485kg. On top of that, it has a fuel tank capacity of 62-litres and a boot space capacity of 513-litres. Expect these numbers to be carried over with the facelift.
On the engine front, the Hyundai Tucson will be powered with the same set of engines, which will now be compliant with the BS-VI emission standards. For reference, the 2.0-litre petrol produced 153bhp and 192Nm in its BS-IV guise. The transition to the new norms will see a marginal drop in power (148bhp), while the torque output will remain unchanged.
As for the diesel, the 2.0-litre unit, in the ongoing model, was suitable for 182bhp and 400Nm of torque. Just like petrol, the diesel Tucson will also witness a slight drop in power (now 179bhp), while the torque output will be unaffected. Apart from the 6-speed manual as a standard fit on lower variants, the petrol will continue with a 6-speed torque converter automatic as an option. At the same time, the diesel will get a new 8-speed automatic.
Mileage of Hyundai Tucson
The transition to the said norms has also resulted in a slight drop in fuel efficiency numbers. While the official figures for the facelift are yet to be unveiled, the older model – for reference – delivered a respectable 18.42km/l in diesel-manual guise and 16.38km/l in diesel-automatic guise. The petrol-powered Tucson isn’t far too behind, at 13.3km/l for petrol-manual and 12.95km/l for petrol-automatic.
Features of the Hyundai Tucson
As said above, the Hyundai Tucson features a complete overhaul on the inside. The most noticeable change inside is the new floating 8.0-inch touchscreen, which – apart from the usual Apple Carplay/Android Auto connectivity features –also gets the brand’s Blue Link connectivity suite.
Moreover, the Tucson also gets a new steering wheel, instrument cluster, redesigned aircon vents, climate control unit, and the centre console. The seats, too, are expected to see some change in the layout.
Apart from that, the new Tucson will also feature a panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone charging pad, a significantly better-sounding audio system, and an 8-way powered driver’s seat. Rest of the equipment, however, will be carried over from the pre-facelift model.
Tucson Colours variants
The Tucson, as of early-2020, comes in five shades, namely, Star Dust, Polar White, Phantom Black, Typhoon Silver, and Starry Night. Expect the new model to foray several new shades as part of the update. If the new Creta is anything to go by, the Tucson will also get a few dual-tone shades as an option too.
Brochure of the Tucson
All the details regarding the Hyundai Tucson, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior features are extensively covered in the brochure.
Hyundai Tucson Variants and Prices in India
As of early-2020, the Hyundai Tucson is available in eight variants, one in the petrol-manual configuration, one in the diesel-manual configuration, three in the petrol-automatic configuration, and three in the diesel-automatic configuration. While the petrol is only available in the 2WD configuration, the top-spec diesel is also available in 4WD configuration. The price for the base-spec 2WD MT Petrol variant is Rs. 18.77 lakh, the price for the 2WD MT Diesel variant is Rs. 20.8 lakh, the price for the GL 2WD AT Petrol variant is Rs. 21.87 lakh, the price for the GL (O) 2WD AT Petrol variant is Rs. 22.47 lakh, the price for GL 2WD AT Dieselvariant is Rs. 23.64 lakh, the price for GLS 2WD AT Petrol variant is Rs. 23.74 lakh, the price for GL (O) 2WD AT Diesel variant is Rs. 24.24 lakh and the price for the top-spec GLS 4WD AT Diesel variant is Rs. 26.97 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road costs, visit us at autoX.
Taking all the aesthetic modifications, the additions to the equipment list and the BS-VI approved engines into consideration, expect Hyundai to revise the price list for the new Tucson. It is also likely to be offered in just two trims – the GL option, and GLS (with all-wheel-drive configuration).
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