Review: The All-New Third Generation Hyundai Tucson

Review: The All-New Third Generation Hyundai Tucson

By Deepa Dasmajumdar

The Hyundai Tucson appears to be a little known to the car enthusiasts as this has been launched in the Indian market earlier as well. The slow sales of the SUV compact car in the Indian market may have prompted the launch of the third generation of the Tucson model, but the true car lovers are likely to receive more from this compact car.It is a restructured model reflecting the designs of Hyundai’s Creta and Santa Fe and priced nicely between Rs. 18.99 lakh to 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom- Delhi).  

Features of the Hyundai Tucson

The front look of the SUV car appears to be baby Santa Fe. The front bumper as well as rear bumper and side skirt are built with matte scuff plates in silver. This compact SUV also features a set of 18-inch diamond cut wheels just like the Creta and i20. The headlamps of the front are detailed with twin barrel of LED and Halogen lights for low beams and high beams respectively. The rear lighting systems follow the same pattern that of front lighting system.Whereas the design is concerned, it has a much- improved look as compared to Creta. Its silver hue on the entire body with the gloss black on the edges of the wheels surround looks excellent. The car accommodates a large central touchscreen which is easier to use with a great interface, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which is quite exciting when synced with your Smartphone.

Improved features of the Tucson

With the Hyundai Tucson, forget about the handbrake as it is equipped with the electronic handbrake. Enjoy more advanced technology like parking sensors, cruise control, and rear view camera.  With a button of an electronic tailgate on the dashboard, it is handy to operate this system.

Space for the passengers

Considering the rear seats of the car, it can comfortably accommodate three passengers with ease. Since the seats are designed with 60:20 split, you can recline the seats at your convenience and get more comfortable. The rear passengers also get the AC vents. Now, there are fewer worries for the middle passengers as it can offer you retractable roof placed seatbelt.

Noiseless Experience

The Hyundai has done a great job on its NVH levels to offer you a noise-free experience while you drive for the longer distances. The diesel version of the model does not go beyond 2700 rpm. Simultaneously, the noise of the engine is not so disruptive post drive. The cabin noise is reduced and its foam padding on the front fenders helps reduce vibration of the engine. Hence, it’s comfy all the way to your long drive.

Price of the New Hyundai Tucson of all variants

Petrol version of models of Tucson such as 2WD MT and 2WD AT GL cost Rs. 18,99,000 lakh and Rs. 21,79,000 lakh respectively, while the similar models with diesel versions cost Rs. 21,59000 and Rs. 23,48,000 respectively.The primary rivals of Hyundai Tucson such as Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti are there, but its compact SUV design may create an appeal to you as compared to a traditional sedan.