Scoop! Hyundai Tucson AWD to launch soon

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Hyundai has silently stopped production of the top-end GLS trim of the Tucson which is offered with a diesel engine and FWD configuration. This top of the line variant will be replaced by an AWD variant in same specification. The AWD system currently used by Hyundai on the international markets will most likely be the one used in India. The system is an on-demand one which routes the engine's power to the wheels with the best traction. It can also be locked to provide the power in a 50:50 front to rear split.

With the recent discontinuation of the Santa Fe, there was a lack of a 4WD model in the Hyundai line-up. It appears that Hyundai will launch the Tucson AWD to fill the void. The exact details about the changes in the SUV are not yet known. According to the information received, the production of the AWD Tucson has already begun and dealers are offering to deliver the car in 20-25 days.

The Tucson is powered by 2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines that put out 153 BHP / 192 Nm and 182 BHP / 400 Nm respectively. Hyundai offers the top-end GLS variant only with the diesel engine which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The AWD is expected to be offered on this powertrain.

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