The Hyundai Tucson Sport, launched in South Africa, could be a good indicator of what a sportier Tucson could look like.all knows
Hyundai Tucson is a very popular model in South Africa, with 16.5 per cent market share in its segment. So hyundai want more customer to attract towards TUCSON where sportier cars are appreciated.
The Hyundai Tucson Sport is based on the 1.6 T Executive model, It comes with 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine developing 177PS of maximum power and 265Nm of peak torque. In India, the Tucson gets a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol motor developing 155PS/192Nm.
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The Tucson Sport gets a full body kit which includes front and rear bumper extensions along with side skirts, new black lower cladding, a set of 19-inch shiny black alloy wheels . At the rear, a set of four exhaust pipes pop out from the bumper; these are the first signs that this Tucson is not just a cosmetic update.
The 1.6-litre, turbocharged petrol motor receives an ECU remap and a full-length free flow exhaust system. Engine performance numbers now stand at 204PS (+27 HORSE POWER) and 295Nm (+30Nm). Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. the Tucson Sport should be able to beat the standard version’s 9.2-second 0-100kmph time and easily cross its 203kmph top speed.
The Hyundai Tucson in India is priced from Rs 19 lakh to Rs 25.01 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. It is available with either a 2.0-litre petrol (155PS/192Nm) or a 2.0-litre turbodiesel (185PS/400Nm) paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. So according to experts it will attract Indian customers who want sporty car in Budget