Hyundai Tucson launched in India; prices start at Rs 18.99 lakh

Hyundai has introduced the third-generation Tucson in both petrol and diesel variants. Photograph:( WION )

New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 14, 2016, 08.33 AM (IST)

Strengthening its SUV portfolio, Hyundai Motor India has launched the all-new Tucson. The new SUV is priced between Rs 18.99 lakh and Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Hyundai has introduced the third generation Tucson in both petrol and diesel variants. The manual petrol variant is priced at Rs 18.99 lakh, while the diesel models are priced between Rs 21.59 lakh and Rs 23.48 lakh.

The petrol automatic is priced at Rs 21.79 lakh, while the one with diesel powertrain carries a price tag of Rs 24.99 lakh.

The petrol version with manual transmission comes with 155 PS of power and is claimed to deliver a fuel efficiency of 13.03 km/ litre. The petrol automatic is touted to deliver a fuel efficiency of 12.95 km/ litre.

The diesel variant with manual transmission offers 185 PS of power and a claimed fuel efficiency of 18.42 km/litre. The diesel automatic, on the other hand, is said to offer a fuel efficiency of 16.38 km/ litre.

"With the launch of all new Tucson, we aim to strengthen presence in the premium segment with strong leadership positions," said Hyundai Motor India MD & CEO YK Koo.

New features in the Tucson include a puddle lamp, downhill brake control and front and rear parking sensors.

Hyundai Motor India aims to have four SUV models in its product portfolio in the next four years.

The company also plans to launch a sub 4-metre compact SUV in order to fill the gap that lies below Creta. It had showcased concept compact SUV Carlino at the Auto Expo this year in February. The model is in the works right now.

With Tucson, the company now has three SUVs along with Creta and Santa Fe.

(WION with inputs from PTI)