2023 Hyundai Tucson waiting periods to be announced on 10th August, 3000 bookings garnered in 15 days
Hyundai India has said that it has received a phenomenal response for the upcoming fourth generation 2023 Tucson and that it will announce waiting periods on 10th August. The company is anticipating demand far more than supply.
It must be noted that the original launch date of the Tucson was 4th August. Later, due to internal reasons, the launch and price announcement has been postponed to 10th August, the same date on which the waiting periods will be announced.
In a note to dealers, the company has said that transparent and accurate communication to customers on expected delivery time is of critical importance given the customer profile for the entry-level premium SUV.
The supply of test drive cars has commenced starting July in a phased manner and all the Signature outlets would get an unit by this month end. The company claimed that it has received a total of 3000 bookings in a matter of 15 days.
Coming to the launch details, buyers can take a look at the all-new Tucson at nearby dealerships from 2 PM onwards on 10th August, the updated launch date.
Hyundai has adopted its ‘Sensual Sportiness’ design language for the 2023 Tucson and it gets good-looking cuts and creases throughout the body. The large jewel-like grille is the highlight of the front while the sharp dual-tone alloy pattern accentuates the design at the sides.
The SUV’s wheelbase is 2755 mm which is among the longest in the segment. But, it’s a 5-seater only. Rear passengers get huge space than what’s seen on the third generation model.
On the inside, the Tucson misses out on the free-standing infotainment system of the previous generation. But, it makes up for the same with intelligent technologies and a long list of safety and innovative features.
Power comes from a set of 2 engines – Nu 2.0 Petrol and New R 2.0 VGT Diesel. The petrol engine is a 1999 cc unit that exerts 153.8 HP at 6200 RPM and 192 Nm at 4500 RPM mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The diesel, on the other hand, is a 1997 cc unit that churns out 183.7 HP at 4000 RPM and 416 Nm at 2000-2750 RPM, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The SUV features HTRAC All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system along with multi terrain modes (Snow/Mud/Sand).
The features on offer include Bose premium sound system with 8 speakers, hands-free smart power tail gate with height adjustment, driver power seat memory function, electric parking brake, wireless charger, rain-sensing wipers, remote engine start/stop with smart key, 2nd row reclining function, passenger seat walk-in device, 2nd row folding boot lever.
The SUV gets over 60 connected tech features from Bluelink including HD wide screen, split screen display, embedded voice commands, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, full touch centre fascia integrating infotainment system and HVAC controls, multi language support, segment first Home2car with Alexa and Google Voice Assistant in English and Hindi, OTA updates, ambient nature sounds, valet mode, and user profiles for personalisation.
The safety features include 6 airbags, front and rear parking sensors, ESC, and hill descent control. The 2023 Hyundai Tucson also gets a host of ADAS features. It will compete against the likes of the Jeep Compass, Citroen C5, Skoda Kodiaq, and VW Tiguan among others.