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Hyundai Tucson 2020 SUV was launched in India on Tuesday at a starting price of 22.3 lakh (ex showroom, introductory, pan India). First showcased at Auto Expo in February, the Tucson 2020 is yet another attempt from Hyundai at capturing a larger chunk of the premium SUV segment at a time when it has a strong presence in the compact and sub-compact SUV segments.

Hyundai Tucson 2020 gets several design upgrades on the outside.
Hyundai Tucson 2020 gets several design upgrades on the outside.

The 2020 Tucson gets several visual upgrades on the outside which are primarily highlighted by a more imposing cascading front grille, sharper LED head lights, reworked fog lights, redesigned tail lights and all-new alloys. The car sits on 18-inch diamond-cut alloys.

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Tucson 2020 is available in petrol and diesel engine options which are BS 6 compatible.
Tucson 2020 is available in petrol and diesel engine options which are BS 6 compatible.

On the inside, the SUV gets an all-black colour scheme, leather-stitched dashboard, floating-type 8-inch HD infotainment screen, Infinity eight-speaker system, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control and a number of safety and convenience features like six air bags, hill assist, descent control, electronic parking brake (EPB), ABS with EBD, and front and rear parking sensors. It was always a given that Hyundai would bring features like wireless charging, DRVM, push-button start and similar features that have become a common sight in its lesser priced cars to the new Tucson.

The main infotainment unit inside Tucson 2020 is an eight-inch screen.
The main infotainment unit inside Tucson 2020 is an eight-inch screen.

Hyundai's connected car technology - BlueLink - also makes an entry into the new Tucson which means the vehicle is better poised to take on its direct rivals. This means features like AC control, engine start/stop, vehicle tracking et cetra can also be controlled using a compatible smartphone and/or smartwatch.

Hyundai's BlueLink technology makes its way into Tucson 2020.
Hyundai's BlueLink technology makes its way into Tucson 2020.

Under the hood, there is an option to choose between a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engines. The former makes 153 bhp of power and has 192 Nm of torque while the diesel unit 182 bhp and has maximum torque of 400 Nm. Transmission duties are handled by an eight-speed automatic unit.

Tucson promises to bring a whole lot more when compared to the preceding model and may be able to change the mixed response it has had in the Indian market. Competition has also increased in recent times and apart from traditional rivals like Jeep Compass and XUV 500, there is some potential threat from the likes of Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen Tiguan even if these two products sit higher in the price band.

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