Korean car manufacturer Hyundai launched its new premium SUV, the Tucson earlier this month. Now reports suggest that the four-wheel-drive variant of the SUV is likely to be launched by May 2017 in the Indian market.
The Tucson was launched with an only two-wheel-drive option. But all the other manufacturers are introducing all-wheel-drive variants to add to the toughness of the SUV.
It seems like Hyundai has got its strategy right with the Tucson SUV and will be launching the all-wheel-drive variant at such an early stage.
The all-wheel-drive variant of the Hyundai Tucson will be offered in both petrol and diesel iteration of the SUV. It is likely to feature added equipment list to add to its premium tag.
The currently sold Hyundai Tucson is available in 2-litre petrol and diesel engine options. The four-cylinder VTVT petrol engine produces 153bhp and 192Nm of torque.
Whereas the four-cylinder CRDi diesel engine churns out 182bhp and 400Nm of peak torque. The transmission option includes six-speed manual or automatic gearbox for both the variants.
The safety features of the Hyundai Tucson include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, downhill brake control, hill-start assist, brake assist and rear parking camera.
Hyundai India has launched the Tucson with an introductory price of Rs 18.99 lakh to Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). With this price range, the Tucson will take on the bigger SUVs such as Ford Endeavour and the all-wheel-drive variant makes sense.