2023 Hyundai Tucson
The DRLs and grille are integrated

2023 Hyundai Tucson would get intelligent technologies and a long list of safety features, launch on 13th July

Hyundai India will launch the next generation 2023 Tucson SUV on 13th July. The upcoming Hyundai’s flagship is the fourth generation model and it misses out on the free-standing infotainment system of the previous generation.

But, the Korean maker says, the upcoming Tucson would get intelligent technologies, futuristic design, and a long list of safety and innovative features.

The wheelbase is rated at 2756 mm which is quite longer although the SUV would be a 5-seater only. Rear passengers can expect huge space than what’s seen on the existing third generation model.

The SUV sports 18-inch wheels against the 19-inchers it gets abroad. But, that shouldn’t be a problem as smaller wheels get slightly bigger-side-wall tires for better ride quality, especially in Indian conditions.

Hyundai calls the new design, ‘Sensual Sportiness’ and the Tucson gets good-looking cuts and creases throughout the body. The beautiful large grille is the highlight of the front while the sharp dual-tone alloy pattern accentuates the design at the sides.

The DRLs are now part of the grille while the headlights are placed in separate housings in the bumper, a strait seen on most Hyundai cars in the last couple of years.

2023 Hyundai Tucson Rear
The wheelbase is longer now for improved comfort

Sitting above the Alcazar in Hyundai India’s lineup, it will share the 2-litre naturally aspired engine from the Creta based 7-seater. As far as diesel engine goes, expect a new 2-litre motor. All-wheel drive will also be offered as an option.

The upcoming Tucson will get all of Hyundai’s latest ADAS features. In addition, it would get ‘Bluelink’ connected tech, a digital instrument cluster, and a panoramic sunroof among a ton of other features.

Hyundai has sold 7 million units of the Tucson so far since the launch of the first generation model in 2004.

Expect a price tag of Rs. 25-30 lakhs (ex-showroom) when the SUV goes on sale here. It will compete against the likes of the Jeep Compass, Citroen C5, and VW Tiguan among others.