The fourth-gen Tucson is a huge leap forward from its predecessor in terms of design, aesthetics and functionality
Unveiled in 2020, the new generation Hyundai Tucson is available for sale in several international markets. In India, it is expected to be launched sometime in Q2-Q3 next year. Earlier, it has just been spotted testing near the company’s plant in Chennai. The credit for the spy shot goes to automotive enthusiast SK Sridhar. The New Tucson will compete with the Citroen C5 Aircross and Jeep Compass.
2022 Hyundai Tucson SUV Design and Features
While the look and feel of the Third-Gen Tucson is a classy one, the Fourth-Gen Tucson has morphed into an entirely new species that is all about glitz and glamour. The refined, graceful look of the predecessor has been replaced with a heavy dose of quirky design bits on the new-gen Tucson.
Metamorphosis can easily lead to changes in the profile of the target audience, with the new Tucson being preferred among a relatively young customer base. The fourth-gen Tucson gets a new radiator grille that comes with integrated DRLs. Depending on the variant, the grille gets a silver paint or dark black chrome finish.
While projector headlamps are offered as standard, customers can also opt for MFR LED headlamps. Most of the body panels including the bonnet and side panels have been updated to acquire a muscular look and feel.
Highlights on the sides include body-coloured ORVMs with integrated turn signals, angled wheel arches and machined alloy wheels. At the rear, the SUV gets rear combination lamps (LED lamps optional), smart tailgate system and hidden wipers.
On the inside, the new-generation Tucson is bathed in premiumness and luxury. The top-spec variants come equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the same size digital instrument console. Other key features include Bose premium sound system, auto AC, ventilated and heated front seats, mood lamps, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof and integrated memory system (IMS). While the lower variant gets fabric seats, the top-spec variant gets leather seats.
New-Gen Tucson Engine Options
In the international markets, the fourth generation Tucson is offered with three engine options. These may vary depending on the country. There is a 2.0-litre petrol motor that makes 156 PS of maximum power at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of peak torque at 4,500 rpm. The 1.6-litre turbo petrol motor produces 180 PS/265 Nm. The 2.0-litre diesel motor produces 186 PS/417 Nm.
In India, the third-gen Tucson is offered with a 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel motor. Transmission options are a 6-speed AT for the petrol motor and an 8-speed AT for the diesel unit. To keep things fresh, Hyundai may offer a hybrid powertrain for the India-spec Tucson. AWD may be offered as an option with the top-spec trims.
The new Hyundai Tucson is equipped with a wide array of advanced safety features. These include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Blind Spot View Monitor, Lane Following Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist and Forward/Reverse Parking Distance Warning. It remains to be seen whether all these features are offered in India as well. Some of these features will also be seen in the upcoming Creta facelift.