After being officially unveiled back in May, Hyundai has finally announced the prices of the 2022 Tucson today. Starting at Rs 27.7 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Platinum variant and going all the way up to Rs 34.49 lakh for the top-spec Signature diesel AWD variant.
|Rs 27.70 lakh
|Rs 30.17 lakh
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|Rs 32.87 lakh
|Rs 34.49 lakh
The flagship SUV gets ADAS, a segment-first safety feature. Bookings of the SUV are already open for a token amount of Rs 50,000. Starting with the design, the new Tucson looks nothing like its predecessor, thanks to Hyundai’s new ‘Parametric Dynamic’ design language. Of course, the most striking difference here is the Parametric slatted front grille, which comes flanked by vertically stacked DRLs and a split LED unit.
It seems like the designers at Hyundai wanted to give the 2022 Tucson an imposing stance. If the aggressive lines all over its bodywork weren’t a dead giveaway, the SUV also gets 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Even the wheelbase is now extended by 85mm, compared to the older generation model. Rounding off the look are the “snake-fang” like connected tail lamps.
Step inside and you’ll notice that a minimal approach has been adapted here, with a modern and sleek-looking cabin. Taking the centre stage here is a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display along with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Other features here include ventilated front seats, 64-colour ambient lighting, 360-degree cameras, rain-sensing wipers, reclining seats, voice commands, Alexa and Google assist, a powered tailgate, a panoramic sunroof and an 8-speaker Bose sound system.
Safety here is taken care of by six airbags, hill hold and descent control, ESC, along with front and rear parking sensors. The Tucson is also the first Hyundai car in India which will come with ADAS functionality, which expands its feature list to adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot warning, forward collision avoidance assist and more.
The HVAC controls now sit below the screen and offer touch-sensitive functionality. Additionally, the gear lever is now moved to the centre console, and features fewer physical buttons compared to the last model.
Under the hood, the Tucson is offered with a 2.0-litre petrol or a diesel engine. The former makes 156PS of power and 192Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The latter churns out 186PS and 416Nm and is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel engine also gets an AWD system, with three terrain modes – (snow, mud, sand).
You get five monotone shades on the new Tucson, namely Fiery Red, Polar White, Phantom Black, Starry Night, and Amazon Grey. The Polar White and Fiery Red shades can be specced with a dual-tone roof.
The 2022 Tucson will go against the Jeep Compass, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Citroen C5 Aircross.
Image credits: Hyundai Motors