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Hyundai launches global SUV 'The All New Tucson'

| Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on November 14, 2016
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  • Over 4.5 Million Happy Customers Worldwide
  • 3 rd Generation Modern & Stylish SUV – ‘Born Dynamic’
  • Super Performer Brand: Excellent Design, Performance and Advanced Safety
  • New Powerful 2.0 Litre Diesel Engine with 185 ps
  • Special Customer Care with Hyundai Premium Assurance and Loyalty Program

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today launched its Global SUV ‘The All New Tucson Born Dynamic’ in India consolidating its SUV line-up for the aspirational Indian customers.

Hyundai as Modern and Innovative brand always brings New Products, New Designs, New Technologies and New Experiences. The all new Tucson is a Modern & Confident SUV with elegant and sleek looks. Re-born under Hyundai’s development philosophy of strengthening driving performance and safety, the all new Tucson is engineered to deliver Excellence with Dynamic Styling, Athletic Performance, Smart Tech & Comfort along with Advanced Safety. With over 4.5 million customers worldwide in 12 years, it is one of the best-selling SUV in the world. The launch of 3 rdGeneration All New Tucson in India, will propel Hyundai towards Market Leadership.
Speaking at the launch of Global SUV, ‘All New Tucson’,  Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “The aspiration of owing a SUV is a global phenomenon. The All New Tucson represents a significant step and will herald a new chapter in HMIL’s growth story. Sold over 4.5 Million units globally in 12 years the all new Tucson is a Modern and Confident Game changer SUV. The launch of 3 rd Generation all new Tucson will create a benchmark by giving world-class Hyundai Experience to the aspirational Indian customers.”
Dynamic Styling
All New Tucson is a true expression of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design Philosophy. The design expresses progressive spirit and passion with modern and confident presence giving it a distinctive look.
The front of the all new Tucson is dominated by the Hyundai signature Hexagonal front grille, which connects with the Dual Barrel LED headlamps to create a distinctive identity. A wing-shaped horizontal bar at the front bumper along with the LED Daytime Running Lights gives the all new Tucson a unique character. The long bonnet accentuates the sleek profile while the ‘Z’ character –line above the rear wheel arches creates a sculptural side profile with powerful stance. The rear profile has a clean design with horizontal lines that flows from rear wheel arches accented by slim tail lights. The appeal of the car is further highlighted with the Twin Chrome Exhaust promoting a powerful and aggressive image.
Exterior Dimensions
Length x Width x Height 4,475 x 1,850 x 1,660 mm
Wheelbase 2,670 mm
Max Tyre 225/ 55 R18 Alloy Wheels
Key Exterior Features:
  • Dual Barrel LED Headlamps (1 st-in-Class)
  • LED Static Bending (1 st-in-Class)  
  • Positioning Lamps
  • Fog Lamps with LED DRL (1 st-in-Class)
  • LED Rear Combination Lamps
  • Twin Chrome Exhaust (1 st-in-Class)
  • R18 Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels (1 st-in-Class)
  • Sporty Spoiler with LED Stop Lamp
  • Chrome Door Handle with Pocket Lighting
  • Puddle Lamp (1 st-in-Class)
  • Chrome Finish Beltline
  • Shark Fin Antenna
The refined interior combines elegance with ergonomics for a sensuous experience. With a focus to strike balance between dynamism and premiumness, the interior of the all new Tucson is in contrast with the dynamic and strong exterior design. The long flowing, well organized horizontal dashboard conveys a premium feel with well thought out placement of controls to ensure maximum comfort and pleasurable drive. The use of silver detailing on center fascia with soft touch crash pad enhances the premium appeal of the interior. Smart packaging provides absolute comfort with its plush interiors, generous front and rear legroom, and ample shoulder room for all passengers.
Athletic Performance
The all new Tucson is powered by options of two advanced and powerful engine – 2.0 Nu Dual VTVT Petrol Engineand the newest member of Hyundai diesel family the 2.0 R e-VGT Diesel Engine.
2.0 R e-VGT Diesel Engine is high performing and responsive. The electronic Variable Geometry Turbochargerdelivers high power along with better fuel efficiency and reduction in emission. The all new Tucson has low Drag Coefficient of 0.33 further enhancing the fuel efficiency and high speed stability while promoting a quieter ride. 
Engine Specifications
Engine Capacity (cc) Maximum Power (ps/rpm) Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm)
Petrol 1,999 155ps@6,200 19.6@4,000
Diesel 1,995 185ps@4,000 40.8@1,750~2,750

The all new Tucson is offered in 6-Speed Manual & Automatic Transmission that delivers quick, efficient shifts and high fuel efficiency. The Manual Transmission (MT) comes with Flex Steerto allow drivers to switch among normal and sport modes for steering response depending on the road conditions & driver preference. The Automatic Transmission (AT) supports the new Drive Mode Selectfeature to choose among Normal, Eco & Sport modes for higher fuel efficiency and enthralling performance respectively. Superior ride & handling is ensured with the McPherson front suspension along with the Multi-link independent rear suspension, enhancing overall ride quality and driving stability.
  (6 Speed MT) in Kmpl (6 Speed AT) in Kmpl
Engine ARAI (Certified figures)
ARAI (Certified figures)
Petrol 13.03 12.95
Diesel 18.42 16.38
Advanced Safety
All Hyundai cars are developed, tested and built on Hyundai ‘Safe-Drive Philosophy’. The all new Tucson is developed with 51% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)resulting in higher rigidity, low NVH and higher durability. With Five Star EURO NCAP rating in 2015and winning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ Award 2016 in USAmakes the all new Tucson one of the most comprehensively equipped vehicles in its segment when it comes to safety.
Key Safety Features:
  • 6 Airbags to provide excellent safety from front and side impact
  • ESP with VSM
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • DBC (Downhill Brake control) (1 st-in-Class)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors (1 st-in-Class)
  • Reverse Parking Camera with Steering Adaptive Guidelines
  • Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts
  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
  • 3 Point ELR Seatbelt
  • Door Inside Reflectors
  • Child Seat Anchor
Smart Tech & Comfort
The all new Tucson provides an enhanced driving experience offering intuitive technology like the 1 st-in-Class Hands Free Smart Power Tail Gate, Electric Parking Brake and many more. Enjoy a smarter drive with its 1 st-in-Class 8.0 HD Touchscreen Audio Video Navigation System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity with voice recognition. The 4+2 speaker entertainment system provides an enriched audio experience.
With vehicle becoming the third space for an individual, comfort plays a very important role. The all new Tucson is packed with comfort rich features to provide a premium experience. The well bolstered premium leather seats add richness to the cabin, 10-way adjustable power driver seat and reclining rear seats with height adjustable headrest, ensures comfort for all the passengers in the vehicle.
Other Key Features:
  • Hands Free Smart Power Tail Gate with Height Adjustment (1 st-in-Class)
  • Electric Parking Brake (1 st-in-Class)
  • Dual Zone FATC with Cluster Ionizer
  • Welcome Function
  • Auto Folding ORVM with Heated Function (1 st-in-Class)
  • Compass on ECM (1 st-in-Class)
  • Tilt & Telescopic Steering
  • Auto Headlamps with Escort Function
  • Smart Key & Push Button Start
  • Auto Defogger
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Luggage Screen
  • Rear Seat Armrest with Cup Holder
  • Rear AC vent
  • 60:40 Split Rear Seat with Reclining Function
Hyundai Premium Assurance  Program (HPAP) and Special Loyalty Program
Hyundai’s vision is to be a Life time partner in automobile and beyond. We always seek to be around and near our customers. As a unique customer Assurance initiative, Hyundai has introduced  Hyundai Premium Assurance  Program (HPAP) which offers complete peace of mind for the customer with 3 years/Unlimited kilometers Warranty. The program also offers Free Maintenance for 3 Years/30,000 kilometers3 years Roadside Assistance, 3 times update on ‘Map Care’and 3 times customer 'Home Visit'.

As a goodwill gesture to Hyundai Loyal Customersadditional 4 th Year Extended Warranty will be offered free of cost.
Variants and Colour
The all new Tucson will be available in 5 variants with 5 exterior color options.
Global Awards and Recognition for The All New Tucson
  (Top-Ranked in Small SUV segment)(International Family Vehicle Of The Year)(SUV of the year)of Azerbaijan(Compact Crossover SUV)(Best Family Car)(Best Medium SUV)(The New Zealand Automobile Association Inc.)(People’s Choice)(The New Zealand Automobile Association Inc.)(Best Car of the Year 2016)
No. Month Award Source Country
1 Jan’16 iF Design Award iF Design International
2 June’15 U.S. J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality Study
J.D. Power U.S.
3 Sep’15 Top Safety Pick+ IIHS U.S.
4 Oct’15 5 Star Safety Rating Euro NCAP E.U.
5 Nov’15 The International Car of the Year Awards
Road & Travel Magazine U.S.
6 Dec’15 Good Design Award The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design / The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies U.S.
7 May’15 Top 10 Auto Show Debuts of the Year U.S.
8 Sep’15 2015 Golden Wheel Award
Association of Automobile Dealers
9 Oct’15 Motorist Choice Awards
AutoPacific / IntelliChoice U.S.
10 Nov’15 Best Compact Crossover Ruedas ESPN U.S.
11 Nov’15 Recombu Awards
Recombu U.K.
12 Nov’15 SUV of the Year (Light SUV segment) Top Car Mapfre Mexico
13 Dec’15 AA Car of the Year Awards
New Zealand
14 Dec’15 AA Car of the Year Awards
New Zealand
15 Dec’15 Mejor Coche del Año 2016
ABC Spain
16 Jan’16 Top vehicle Picks for 2016 AAA U.S
17 Feb’16 Best Compact SUV for Money US News & World Report U.S

About HMIL

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently has ten car models across segments – Eon, i10, Grand i10, Elite i20, Active i20, Xcent, Verna, Creta, Elantra, Tucson and Santa Fe. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities. HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 92 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for the last 10 years consecutively. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 466 dealers and more than 1,159 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavours to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.

Introductory Price- Ex showroom, New Delhi
Petrol MT AT GL
2WD Rs 18,99,000 Rs 21,79,000
2WD Rs 21,59,000 Rs 23,48,000 Rs 24,99,000

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Photo Caption: 
Mr. Y.K. Koo MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Mr. B.S. Jeong, Director, Sales & Marketing, HMIL & Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing, HMIL at the launch of The All New Tucson
Mr. Y.K. Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. at the launch of The All New Tucson in New Delhi

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Published on November 14, 2016
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