Make a beeline for any upscale shopping center and the quantity of Tucsons you find in the parking garage will reveal to you that the SUV has done great for Hyundai. Yet, as well known as it may be, one basic fixing that you’d expect in a SUV costing upwards of Rs 20 lakh was constantly missed in the Tucson – all-wheel drive. The uplifting news is Hyundai has presented appropriate reparations, with the dispatch of the Tucson AWD. Accessible just with the diesel motor in top-spec GLS trim and valued at Rs 25.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Tucson AWD replaces the now-ceased front-wheel-drive, diesel-programmed GLS as Hyundai’s range-topper.
The Tucson’s all-wheel-drive framework is front-pivot one-sided, and just sends capacity to the back when the hardware decide a requirement for included footing. There is, in any case, a 4WD bolt that gives the alternative to part motor torque between the front and back in a 50:50 proportion, at the bit of a catch; slope begin help and slope plunge control are a piece of the bundle as well. There’s additionally a sentiment of security in realizing that there’s a full-estimate save in the boot. On the mellow go romping tracks that we wandered onto, the Tucson AWD didn’t put a foot wrong and for the most part felt very capable. In any case, the genuine test for the Hyundai’s freshly discovered rough terrain capacities will be the point at which we subject it to rainstorm mud and slush.
Out on landing area, the AWD framework becomes possibly the most important factor to enable the Tucson to put its 2.0-liter diesel motor’s 185hp and 400Nm torque down better. Where the front-wheel-drive rendition’s tires would trill, and its footing control light would gleam quickly on hard dispatches, all-wheel drive takes into account cleaner and less-sensational excursions. The punchy motor stays amiable as ever, however, similarly as previously, we keep on missing oar shifters for the six-speed programmed gearbox.
There’s a sensible measure of unit on the Tucson, including a controlled driver’s seat, drive modes, sans hands back end activity and a touchscreen infotainment framework with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Of alternate things, the Tucson AWD is set up marginally stiffer than the front-wheel-drive show and, resultantly, body control is that smidgen better here. It feels more balanced in quick corners as well. The guiding has decent weight, yet an including SUV to drive this still isn’t. The Tucson is an agreeable family SUV, and it comforts well. The seats are very much cushioned, there’s a great deal of room in the back and you have the choice to lean back the back backrest, as well. There’s likewise a sensible measure of unit on board, including a controlled driver’s seat, drive modes, without hands rear end task and a touchscreen infotainment framework with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Tragically, a sunroof is still not on the rundown, and there’s no stature modify for the low-set front traveler situate either.
On the off chance that your heart is determined to a Tucson, the AWD is the best one to purchase. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you’ve quite recently begun your scan for a premium delicate roader in the Rs 20-30 lakh value section, you should take a gander at the more premium-feeling Volkswagen Tiguan as well. Lastly, for the few out there fundamentally attracted to this form of the Tucson for its rough terrain capacities, we’d recommend you hold up somewhat more. The rough terrain spec Jeep Trailhawk could be the SUV you’ve been sitting tight for.