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Old 28th April 2004, 11:40   #1
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I read in todays Economic Times that HMIL is gonna launch the Hyundai Tucson at a price of 14-15 lakhs. The Tucson will feature a 2.0 litre, CRDi engine, the same as the Elantra. So now we have another winner on Hyundai's hand.





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yeah!!!!!!
saw it in autocar!!!!!
gonna book one as soon as it comes!!

ps:me slowly turning into a hyundai lover!
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Very Elegantly Designed. Very nice Car.
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Old 28th April 2004, 12:47   #4
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The fit and finish of the car looks good and in 14 - 15 lakhs it should be in the CRV territory and the great CRDi engine should take up the fight to Honda . It will be interesting gto see a comparision road test between the two SUVs
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Yes dippy, Hyundai is launching this mini-SUV after seeing the popularity of the Honda CR-V. I think that with this product and the Getz, Hyundais are slowly shedding their preference toward awkward designs.

Hyundai India must be really concerned as they are sailing the same boat as the Marutis. The B and C segment products are selling really well, but not too many people are willing to shell out over 10 lacs for a Hyundai badge. The dated and bland looking Elantra is not going to help matters either. And their present premium offerings, the Sonata and the Terracan, arent exactly setting the charts on fire.

Its up to the Tucson to enter premium Indian garages

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If hyundai gain in upper segements it will be becuase of the diesel option
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Old 28th April 2004, 13:56   #7
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Quote[/b] ] it will be becuase of the diesel option
Dont forget, the delicious Crdi engines. They are the only powerplants in Hyundai cars that I like. Driven an Accent Crdi lately?

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Old 28th April 2004, 15:14   #8
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Yes i have driven a CRDi, its explosive with loads of tourque. But I do feel this looks like a CRV with a dash of toyota RAV, doesnt anyone else? It does seem like a good buy from the pics, but a good thru and thru test drive is in order.
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it even looks like the CR-V. and the Elantra really looks like a cross between the xing and accent...
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Quote[/b] (GTO @ April 28 2004,22:04)]Hyundai India must be really concerned as they are sailing the same boat as the Marutis. The B and C segment products are selling really well, but not too many people are willing to shell out over 10 lacs for a Hyundai badge. The dated and bland looking Elantra is not going to help matters either. And their present premium offerings, the Sonata and the Terracan, arent exactly setting the charts on fire.
Exactly GTO and i know why. People who go in for cars post 15 lakhs usually don't look at discounts and VFM. They want class, name and refinement.

These people can make a choice bcoz money is not an issue here.

Ofcourse there are a few who might be interested in saving a few bucks here n there, but that percentage is very less when compared to the lot, who buy small and midsized cars.

The Sonata is visually very, very attractive, but people know class when they see it.

Now coming back to the Tuscon. Yeah it looks good, well designed. Maybe a bit too outlandish, but it'll do.

The CRD-i will surely make it very fuel efficient. The extra torque produced by that 2ltr will make a lot of difference when carrying load.

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well ,
according to me..the tucson looks quite handsome and with a 2 ltr crdi under the hood it will be great power , but how does it drive on road will answer the question of it being a best seller.....


my gut feeling says ...yes tucson will perform another santro like success for hyundai !! and also the santro to me is the best sibling under the hyundai brand !!

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yup!
finally one hyundai product being appericiated!
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I just noticed, look at the ground clearence between the front wheels in the first pic. Don't you think that's a tad lower than expected?

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Quote[/b] ]I just noticed, look at the ground clearence between the front wheels in the first pic. Don't you think that's a tad lower than expected?
Dont let the looks fool you. There is nothing off-roadish about these vehicles. They are made for and should stay on the tarmac only.

The CR-V actually stands for City Runabout vehicle or something on similar lines

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Was watching the Sahara guy on BBC - he has a CRV which has the roof and pillars chopped off and the rear doors welded shut - MURDER!!!!
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