Hyundai India has officially introduced the 4WD version of the Tucson crossover. This more versatile version of the Tucson has been launched with an ex-showroom price of Rs 25.19 lakh. Besides introducing a new version, Hyundai has also added more safety features in 2WD AT GL trims for both petrol and diesel Tucson.
The 4WD is offered only in 2-litre diesel AT GLS trim. The system comes with on-demand function which sends power to the rear wheels when it detects loss of grip on the primarily driven wheels. It also offers 4WD Lock mode, resulting in a torque split of 50:50 between front and rear wheels.
Apart from this, Hyundai has improved the safety quotient in 2WD AT GL trims for both petrol and diesel Tucson. They now get Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), hill assist and brake assist as standard.
The Tucson gets two engine options. A 2-litre diesel and a 2-litre petrol making 182bhp and 153bhp respectively. Both engines can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This newly launched 4WD version of the Tucson goes up against cars like the Jeep Compass 4x4 and the VW Tiguan.