Updated On: 29 June 2021 Jatin Jhamb
Hyundai India is the second-largest carmaker in the country and has been in the business for more than two decades. Yes, that's right! More than 20 years is a lot of time. The carmaker does not only provides a wide variety of features but also better aftersales, service connectivity and a good user experience. Over the years, the Hyundai has adapted to the needs of the buyers and when India is moving forward with the SUVs department, the carmaker has their feet strong here too!
In this article, we bring you the Hyundai based SUVs in India and give a little detail about them -
The compact SUV was the first to bring in connected car technology and it came with a wide variety of engine options. Post BS6, we then had 1.0L turbo petrol, 1.2L NA petrol and a 1.5L oil burner. The latter is the detuned version of the Hyundai Creta and generates 99 bhp at 4000 RPM with a peak torque of 240 Nm at 1500 RPM.
Hyundai Venue carries a plethora of features like BlueLink connected car technology, an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, air purifier, leatherette upholstery and among others.
Safety features on the Venue include six airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, traction control, hill hold control, high-speed alert system and front seat belt warning.
If there's one mid-size SUV that has been ruling the segment ever since its launch then it is the Creta. e it the previous version or the new-gen launched last year, Creta is an excellent value for money product from Hyundai. The price sticks from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17.71 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The rivals are Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, Kia Seltos and MG Hector.
Hyundai Creta packs in a huge panoramic sunroof, air purifier with AQI display, BlueLink connected car tech, power-adjustable driver's seat, ventilated front seats, larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED treatment on headlights, DRLs and taillights.
The recently launched Alcazar is bent on providing all the necessary and premium features right from the base variant. Yes, the 6/7-seater SUV is loaded with features to the brim and it is just not the stretched up Creta but a lot more. The Alcazar packs in a new cognac brown and black dual-colour theme, 360-degree camera, LED fog lights, front parking sensors, digital instrument cluster, 64-colour ambient lighting, blind-spot monitoring system and more.
Dimension-wise, the Alcazar might be short in length, width and even height but the SUV gets the longest wheelbase of 2760 mm and the largest boot space of 180 mm. The Alcazar rivals Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus. The SUV is available in two engine options - a 2.0L petrol and a 1.5L diesel unit. The prices stick from Rs 16.30 lakh to Rs 20.14 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Hyundai Kona EV
The carmaker is known for bringing in its firsts in the Indian Automotive Industry. We saw the Venue carrying connected technology and then the Kona EV which was the first SUV altogether. Hyundai Kona is equipped with a 39.2 kWh battery pack that generates 136 bhp with 395 Nm of peak torque. This electric SUV does a 0-100 kmph sprint in just 9.7 seconds.
This battery pack gives an ARAI certified driving range of 452 km that is astonishing considering the Indian roads. The real-world manages more than 320 km. Hyundai Kona EV takes about 6 hours and 10 minutes to juice up and with the help of a fast charger, 0-80% battery is charged in less than 60 minutes.
Being an electric SUV, the Kona benefits from the FAME II schemes too. As of now, its price sticks at Rs 23.80 lakh and its dual-tone version is priced at Rs 24.04 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. This electric SUV rivals MG ZS EV and Tata Nexon EV.
The flagship SUV, Tucson is your most sorted and humble SUV when you are picking it from Jeep Compass as an option. The Tucson packs in a 2.0L petrol and a 2.0L diesel unit. The latter churns out a massive 400 Nm torque and the power of 182 bhp is felt right through once you tap on the throttle. Both the engines are mated to an 8-speed gearbox. The oil burner is also available with a 4WD mode but that is for soft off-roading only.
Hyundai Tucson caters to the buyers who do not want to settle for the Creta and the big daddy Fortuner. They want both - driving pleasure and back seat comfort. The Tucson carries a plethora of features like dual-zone climate control, electronic IRVM, rake and reach steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, leatherette upholstery, huge panoramic sunroof, cooled glove box, touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, active cornering headlights, LED taillights, headlights and among others.
Hyundai Tucson is priced from Rs 22.58 lakh to Rs 27.36 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Just last year, the South Korean carmaker brought in the facelift and it looks good.
So this was a little brief about what each SUV from Hyundai packs in India? Do let us know in the comment section below as to which Hyundai SUVs present in India is your favourite. Also, make sure you are a member of our 91Wheels Whatsapp group. Here, we bring you all the latest updates related to the Indian Automotive Industry.
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