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Hyundai Tucson Petrol – Less Numbers, More Revs

The Hyundai Tucson gets a 1.6 T-GDI turbo-petrol overseas. Yet, thanks to our friends down under, we get more cubes: a 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated petrol. While it has 30 less horses than the diesel with less than half the torque, it’s lighter and has more revs to play with, with peak power coming in at 6,200 rpm. It feels sprightly, yes, as my short drive reassured me, but, more importantly, it feels even more refined. The petrol gets a six-speed automatic transmission and only front-wheel drive, but it also has the same two trim levels—Platinum and Signature—and gets the same goodies for less. The touchscreen infotainment, huge sunroof, 64-colour ambient lighting, in-built sounds of nature, and premium Bose audio remain.

The petrol Tucson is nearly 300 kg lighter than the 4WD turbo-diesel and that makes a world of difference. It’s not particularly quick but it sounds fantastic going up the revs and also feels a little lighter on its feet, being just as enjoyable, nimble, and agile as its oil-burning twin.


Need to Know – Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Petrol AT Signature

Price: Rs 30.17 lakh (ex-showroom)

Engine: 1,999 cc, in-line four, petrol
Max Power: 156 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Max Torque: 192 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
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ransmission: Six-speed automatic, front-wheel drive
Suspension: MacPherson strut front, multi-link rear
Weight: 1,530 kg


 

About the author: Jim Gorde

 

Deputy Editor at Car India and Bike India.
Believes that learning never stops, and that diesel plug-in hybrids are the only feasible immediate future until hydrogen FCEVs take over.

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