Hyundai has launched the Tucson facelift in India at a starting price of Rs. 22.3 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). The updated version of this mid-size SUV was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.
2020 Hyundai Tucson is available in three variants: GL (O), GLS and GLS 4WD. Their pricing are as follows:-
*all prices are ex-showroom India.
In comparison to its pre-facelift variants, Hyundai has discontinued the L and GL variants. The new pricing of the GL (O) variant attracts a premium of Rs. 16,000 then its BS4 version. While the difference between the older base variant-L and new base variant-GL (O) is of Rs. 22.5 lakhs.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Facelift: What's New?
Hyundai has introduced the new Tucson facelift with some cosmetic upgrades, new features on the list, and BS6 engine options.
2020 Hyundai Tucson gets a refreshed styling with new sharper & bigger cascading grille which is flanked by the redesigned LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. The company has also introduced a newly designed bumper with reworked fog lamps.
Changes on side profiles are limited to the new design of alloy wheels (18 inches). At the rear, it highlights new LED taillamps with tweaked bumper design.
Interior & Features
Inside the cabin, the SUV features an all-black sporty theme instead of a black-beige color combination. The company has also redesigned its dashboard. It offers a new 8-inches floating touchscreen infotainment system with Bluelink connected car technology like the new Hyundai Creta. Hence, now one can control various features like engine start/stop, AC on/off, geofencing, vehicle tracking, etc, through the smartphone.
Apart from these features, it continues to get apple carplay & android auto connectivity, wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, rear AC vent, panoramic sunroof, electronic parking brake, auto headlamps with escort function, push engine start/stop button, 8-speakers infinity sound system, electric OVRM with heating function, power-adjustable front seats, power tailgate with height adjustment, rear wiper & washer, etc.
In terms of safety, it gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability program (ESP), electric parking brake, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), rain-sensing wipers, ISOfix child seat anchors, reverse parking camera, speed sensing auto door lock, vehicle stability management (VSM), front & rear parking sensors, hill-start assist and hill descent control.
The new Hyundai Tucson facelift is powered by the same 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel engine is also available with an all-wheel drivetrain (AWD). Their specifications are as follows:-
Both engines now comply with the BS-6 emission norms. The power output of the petrol engine has now reduced by 3PS. However, the torque output is identical. The output of the diesel engine hasn't affected.
2020 Hyundai Tucson comes with three warranty options: 3-Years/unlimited km or 4-Years/60,000 km or 5-years/ 50,000 km.
In the emerging SUV market, the new Hyundai Tucson will lock horns with the Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, Skoda Karoq, and Volkswagen T-Roc.
Hyundai has a really good grip in the sub-4m & compact SUV segment with Venue & Creta. With this updated version of the Tucson, the brand wants to make its presence stronger in the mid-size SUV segment also. However, we cannot deny the fact that the competition in the segment has increased in recent times with the introduction of Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen T-Roc. Soon Mahindra and Jeep will also introduce the updated version of their respective offerings. Till then it can take advantage of Hyundai's wide dealer network & brand reliability.