The Hyundai Tucson 4WD is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 182bhp at 4,000rpm & 400Nm of torque between 1,750 ~ 2,750rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to all four wheels via an on-demand four-wheel drive system.
The new Tucson's 4WD system shifts between front-wheel drive & four-wheel drive modes on the fly whenever it detects that the front wheels are not providing enough traction.
This on the fly 4WD system helps save fuel but drivers can 4WD lock mode manually, resulting in 50:50 distribution of torque between the front and rear wheels. Hyundai has also fitted the new Tucson 4WD with its Advanced Traction Cornering Control system, which transfers the maximum amount of torque to the specific wheel having the most amount of grip.
Hyundai has also updated the GL variants of the Tucson, both petrol & diesel, with extra safety features including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Down Hill Brake Control (DBC) & Brake Assist enhancing the safety and driving performance.
The addition of four-wheel drive to the Tucson is a welcome move from Hyundai and gives its customers the option of an SUV that can go off-road if needed. The launch of the Tucson 4WD is in response to the presence of the Jeep Compass in India but at theprice it is an expensive option compared to the made-in-India American SUV.