Nearly a year after launching the third generation Tucson only in 2WD, Hyundai has now added the 4WD variant, priced at Rs 25.19 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The Tucson 4WD is offered in 2.0 diesel AT GLS variant.
The 4WD System comes with ‘On Demand 4WD Functioning’ which according to Hyundai, automatically implements Rear Wheel Traction Control by assessing road conditions & maintain utmost traction on rough, lose or slippery surfaces, improving stability while cornering. In this mode, the system determines whether there is need for 4WD based on the terrain, and the engine power automatically get distributed to all 4 wheels without the driver’s intervention.
Hyundai said that the system also ensures better Fuel Efficiency as there is intelligent switching ON/OFF for 4WD system, 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 on the driver’s demand, resulting in a torque split of 50:50 between front and rear wheels.
There is also the Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC) on offer, which helps to transfer torque to the wheels that have the most grip resulting in improved cornering performance.
Additional safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Down Hill Brake Control (DBC) & Brake Assist.
The 2.0 VGT diesel makes 185 PS @ 4000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque @ 1750 – 2750 rpm, paired to a 6-speed AT.
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