Aug 25: After the successful launch of the sixth generation Elantra, the manufacturer is again planning to hit the market with its third generation Tucson. Hyundai had already exhibited the car at this year’s Auto Expo which was held in February.

The new Tucson will definitely uplift the company’s brand image and it will definitely be able to secure its position between the popular Creta and the Santa Fe in Hyundai’s portfolio. The company also clearly mentioned that the Tucson will be brought to India via the CKD route and hence, they scheduled its price between Rs. 16-18 lakh.

This new third generation SUV is completely different from its ancestors. The car will carry Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design mantra and it has been tested in few Indian roads. The new SUV possesses projector headlamps with LED tail lights, LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL), panoramic sunroof and an electrically operated tailgate. In the interior, we may found some exciting features like touchscreen infotainment system, navigation, steering-mounted controls and automatic climate control and much more.

The new Tucson will be expected in both the diesel (2.0lt) and petrol (1.6lt) version. Moreover, the SUV will also be offered with both manual and automatic transmission options.

Hyundai Tucson will give a tough competition to its competitors like the Honda CR-V and the Skoda Yeti.