To enhance the portfolio of Dynamic Global SUV, Hyundai India has launched the most awaited 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) system in TUCSON. The all new Tuscon is priced at Rs25,19,000(ex- showroom, Delhi ) and 4WD option is available in its top spec 2.0 litre GLS Automatic Variant. Bookings of the 4WD TUCSON has commenced and is available across all Hyundai dealerships in India.
Hyundai calls the 4WD Tuscon Intellimatic ‘4 Wheel Drive as the SUV offers 'On-Demand 4WD functioning' which means that the SUV automatically understands when there is need for 4WD to be engaged, by assessing the nature of the terrain and implements traction control on the rear wheels. The engine distributes the power to all wheels without the driver needing to intervene. The On demand 4WD Functioning system ensures better Fuel Efficiency as intelligent switching ON/OFF for 4WD system. Hyundai claims thereby the performance is optimized and there is low wear & tear of mechanical parts. TUCSON 4WD system also offers 4WD Lock mode which helps to activate the 4WD function manually based on user demand, resulting in a torque split of 50:50 between front and rear wheels.
Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are happy to introduce the most awaited 4WD Global SUV – TUCSON to the Indian market. Introduction of 4WD is to bring to the customer the next level of cutting edge technology in Dynamic Styling, Athletic Performance, Advanced Safety and Smart Comfort as product innovation towards competitive advantage in fast growing SUV market while also enhancing the overall price value equation through value engineering and passing the price benefit to customer.”
The SUV is equipped with a Plethora of safety features such as Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC) which helps to transfer torque to the wheels that have the most grip resulting in improved cornering performance. Electronic Stability Control (ESC),Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Down Hill Brake Control (DBC) & Brake Assist enhancing the safety and driving performance.
Till date Hyundai has sold 4.5 million Tuscons Worldwide.