The starting price of the 2023 Hyundai Tucson is cheaper than the starting price of 2023 Skoda Kodiaq by almost Rs. 10 lakhs
Hyundai India has launched the much-awaited flagship 2023 Tucson SUV for a price tag starting from Rs. 27,69,700/- (ex-showroom) for the base petrol variant. Price goes up to Rs. Rs. 34,39,000/- (ex-showroom) for the top-end Signature AT 4WD Diesel variant.
This Korean brand’s flagship is the fourth generation model and gets a thorough redesign in line with the company’s current design trends. It will take the fight head-on against its rivals in the entry-level luxury SUV segment.
Hyundai calls the new design, ‘Sensual Sportiness’ and the Tucson gets good-looking cuts and creases. The beautiful large jewel-like 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 on the bumper, a strait seen on most Hyundai cars in the last couple of years. The trapezoidal bottom grille features a curvy shape and gels well with the top grille.
At the rear, the SUV sports connected tail lamps, again, as per the trend. On the both the sides of the tail gate, the tail lamps get a downward facing arrow like design. The rear bumper features a quilted pattern in grey overlapped by the large skid plate.
The 2023 Tucson features a floating roof ending in a roof-mounted spoiler and a shark-fin antenna. The wheelbase is 2755 mm which is among the longest in the segment. But, the SUV is a 5-seater only. Rear passengers get huge space than what’s seen on the 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.
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, and remote engine start/stop with smart key.
Other additions include 2nd row reclining function, passenger seat walk-in device, and 2nd row folding boot lever. The SUV gets over 60 connected tech features from Bluelink including HD wide screen, split screen display, and embedded voice commands.
Further it gets 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, and OTA updates.
The car also sports 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.
For the first time, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson gets ADAS features. They include Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist ( car, pedestrian, cycle, and junction turning), Blind Spot Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist, and Lane Keep Assist.
Further, the SUV gets Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Blind Spot View Monitor, Safe Exit Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Following Assist, High Beam Assist, and Leading Vehicle Departure Alert.
Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist, and Surround View Monitor are also part of the package.
The car comes in 5 monotone colour options that include Polar White, Phantom Black, Amazon Grey, Starry Night, and Fiery Red. Customers can also choose dual tone colours – Polar White with Phantom Black roof and Fiery Red with Phantom Black Roof.
The Tucson competes against the likes of the Jeep Compass, Citroen C5, Skoda Kodiaq, and VW Tiguan among others. Hyundai is targeting to sell 5,000 units every year and waiting period will be 8 to 10 months.
2023 Hyundai Tucson Prices:
|Platinum AT Petrol||Rs. 27,69,700/-|
|Signature AT Petrol||Rs. 30,17,000/-|
|Platinum AT Diesel||Rs. 30,19,700/-|
|Signature AT Diesel||Rs. 32,87,000/-|
|Signature AT 4WD Diesel||Rs. 34,39,000/-|
For Signature variants, dual tone exterior color option is available at an additional price of Rs. 15,000/-. Customers can also choose from 16 factory accessories.
The prices are introductory and applicable pan India. The car will be available at 246 Hyundai Signature outlets in 125 cities across India. The SUV comes with 3-year unlimited km warranty and road side assistance (RSA).
Further, Hyundai is offering 3 years or 30,000 km complimentary maintenance and 1 home visit within 30 days of delivery. Additionally, customers can avail up to 7 years extended warranty options, Hyundai Shield of Trust Car Care, and maintenance packages.