The 2016 Hyundai Tuscan which was showcased at the Auto Expo this February, will make way to India by mid-2016.
The Hyundai Tuscan follows the fluidic design language seen in other Hyundai vehicles. The car’s front looks quite dominating with the hexagonal grille and sleek pulled back headlamps. The car gets a muscular, well sculpted bonnet with the car’s front bumper getting trapezium shaped fog lamps & silver color scuff plates. It has detailed side creases, a tapering roof and high rise windows. There is also a black cladding along the wheel arches. The rear also looks quite stylish. The car does bear a slight resemblance with its elder sibling, the Sante Fe.
Dimensionally, the car is 4475 mm in length, 1850mm in width and stands over 1655mm tall. The car stretches across a wheelbase of 2670mm. The fuel tank capacity of the Tuscan is 62 litres.
Globally, the Hyundai Tuscan comes with three engine variant. A 1.6 litre T-GDI petrol, a 1.7 litre diesel and 2.0 litre diesel rig. The petrol engine is coupled to a 7 speed dual-clutch gearbox, while the diesel engines come mated with six speed manual transmissions. The car’s Indian verion is expected to derive power from a 2.0 lire CRDi diesel rig churning out a power of 175bhp and a torque of 402 NM. The SUV can hit a top speed of 201 Km/h. The car will be offered in a six-speed manual and six-speed AT variants. The automatic variant is expected to return a mileage of 8-10 km/l, while we expect around 12-14 km/l from the manual.
When launched, the Hyundai Tuscan is expected to fall within the INR 19 to 25 lacs price range (on road).