The launch of the highly awaited SUV from South Korean car maker Hyundai, the Tucson, has been postponed slightly. Instead of the company launching it in October according to the original plan, it has been pushed forward to the first half of November this year.
Although Hyundai has not released an official reason for the delay, the most probable reason is that the company did not want the Tucson to eat into the sales of the recently launched new Elantra during the Diwali period, where car sales tend to skyrocket. As the new Tucson will be positioned above the Creta and below the Santa Fe, its pricing will be largely similar to that of the new Elantra.
The previous generation Hyundai Tucson was on sale in the Indian market for a few years but, due to the fact that it was priced high, it did not perform well in terms of sales, forcing Hyundai to axe the vehicle. Now, armed with more features and better design, the company has seen fit to bring the Tucson back to our country. While we are unsure at the moment about the engines that Hyundai will equip the new Tucson with, we are positive that customers will be able to choose between both manual and automatic transmissions. Watch this space next month for further details on the new Tucson.