Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd, the authorized distributor of Hyundai Automobiles in Nepal has launched the third generation Hyundai Tucson. The new facelifted 2018 Tucson is now available in 4 variants: GLS Low Trim (petrol), GLS Low Trim A/T (petrol), GLS Low Trim A/T (diesel), and GLS High Trim A/T (petrol). The price starts at Rs. 94,96,000.
In the front, it has three bold slatted chrome hexagonal grills making the car look beefier. The headlamps are double barrel LEDs which is first in its segment. Above the headlamps, there’s LED DRLS which sits there as an eyebrow. The side profile also looks muscular as it has a strong shoulder line that extends downwards. It has diamond cut 18-inch alloy wheels that are well balanced to the vehicle. The OVRM is also now heated which is also first in its segment. The design goes very well to the rear of the car as it gets wrapped around the LED tail lamp. The tailgate is automatic which can hold up to 513 litres.
The interior design looks nice and clean. Everything seems to be there where it needs to be. There’s an eight-inch infotainment screen in the middle and LCD screen in between the analogue dials. In the rear, it also gets the a/c vents. Apart from that, power driver seat, heated front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, and ventilated seats are also present, but not all trims get these features as it comes with a cost.
The 2018 Hyundai comes in four trim (three petrol variants and one diesel). The petrol engine is powered by Petrol Theta II 2.0 MPI engine with a 1998cc displacement that pumps out 152.88 bhp of peak power and 192 Nm of peak torque mated with a 5-speed automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the diesel engine is powered by Diesel R2.0 CRDi engine with a 1995cc displacement that pumps out 182.88 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque mated with the 6-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel engine also gets 4×4 features, hill assists and hill descent control.