The 2022 Hyundai Tucson has been officially launched in India at Rs. 27.70 Lakhs. The prices for the higher variants will be revealed soon, but we expect it to be up to Rs. 32 Lakhs for the fully loaded diesel automatic. Well, the Tucson has been quite an underrated SUV in this segment and Hyundai plans on changing that with this update. Let’s see if the new Hyundai Tucson is a hit or a miss for Hyundai in India!
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson follows a textbook Hyundai design. Sleek profile, sharp cuts, good detail, and a modern approach. The Tucson by no means looks like a bulky off-roader, and it will probably not have that macho road presence. This might be a deal breaker for many, but this SUV is so much more than looks. The design though underplayed is very premium. Yes, it may not look like a butch SUV, but it definitely looks very premium. It looks like it is a segment higher than the competition and will surely appeal to those looking for an understated yet special SUV.
Neat Features on the 2022 Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson is loaded to the brim. It gets every single feature that a buyer is looking for, and some more. It is lush with comfort and convenience features like ventilated/heated seats, automatic tailgate, wireless android auto and apple carplay, etc. For a full list, read this blog. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson also gets level 2 ADAS, which is a first in the segment. These features automatically make the Tucson step at least 3 years ahead of the competition.
Engines on the 2022 Hyundai Tucson
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson gets 2 engine options. The diesel is a 2L unit that makes 184HP and 416nm. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 2L petrol makes ~152HP and 192nm, and it is mated to a 6-speed automatic. The numbers from the diesel engine are one of the best in the segment. Moreover, Hyundai is known for super silent and refined diesel engines, which gives the Tucson an extra point. It also gets a 4WD setup, that should help you take the SUV anywhere if needed.
What does Hyundai need to do here?
What Hyundai really needs to do here is great marketing. One of the biggest reasons for low sales numbers is that buyers are not aware that it is an option. Most people are drawn to Mahindra and Tata showrooms because of the hype marketing done on social media. Hyundai really needs more footfall around the Tucson for people to see what an amazing SUV this is.
Do you think the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is a better choice over the Mahindra XUV700 and the Jeep Compass Let us know in the comments below!