Hyundai Tucson is revamped for 2020 and has been unveiled at the Indian Auto Expo 2020. This particular iteration is a late arrival for India as it had seen the light at New York Auto Expo 2018. The list of changes is immense as it ranges from cosmetic to mechanical which also includes BS6 compliancy. The vehicle has changed completely and doesn’t resemble much like its predecessor at all.
Starting with the styling cues, it now flaunts a new trapezoidal grille which is laden with fair treatment of chrome and has new redesigned sharper-looking headlights. It gets L-shaped LED daytime running lights and a revamped front bumper that houses bumped out fog lamp units. The rear also houses fog lamps in a redesigned bumper which seamlessly completely the fluidic design of this Hyundai. The taillight units are also redesigned and the rear section now houses a reflector set that is in-line with the number plate housing.
2020 Hyundai Tucson now also gets completely redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels that have been given the black treatment with chrome accents. Black cladding runs all around the bottom end of the vehicle that helps vaguely in a bit of detour as well. Tucson follows Hyundai’s fluidic design philosophy and has a strong shoulder line.
Mechanically, the engines are now BS6 compliant and retain the same setup from the preceding models. The power and torque figures remain similar and this Korean now gets a 6-Speed manual and a 6-Speed Automatic gearbox. The 6-Speed Automatic gearbox is also shared in the BS6 Tata Harrier and it might come as a coincidence but the Diesel variant of BMW X1 has the same power and torque output and also has the 6-Speed Auto; Just saying! The top-end trim of Hyundai Tucson now gets All-Wheel-Drive as well which unlocks a whole new level of driving for this Korean.
The interior has also been moderately updated as well. It gets a new central console which is topped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The instrument cluster has also been given the modern treatment and gives the driver a refreshed cockpit experience. The second row now gets USB charging and new notable features that include wireless smartphone charging, sunroof and a 360-degree camera. It also gets Hyundai’s Blue Link technology and will add connectivity features just like in the Venue. Safety has also been bumped up with features like forwarding collision avoidance assist, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist which helps bump up the safety factor of the new Tucson.
Pricing has not been confirmed yet, but expect the prices to remain more or less the same, as the Tucson has always been plagued with its steep pricing and we believe that Hyundai should stick to the old pricing to make it more desirable. The new Hyundai Tucson takes on the likes of MG Hector, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass in India’s most competitive segment and is priced at a very competitive price of Rs. 18.76 lakhs and will be the second SUV in India with connected services.