Just two days into the launch of the vehicle, Hyundai Nishat has already jacked up the price of the brand new Tucson by Rs. 200,000. The launch of the car took place on Tuesday at 07:30 PM via a Facebook Live Stream, where the original price of the vehicle was announced to be Rs. 4,899,000 for the GLS Sport model and Rs. 5,399,000 for Ultimate model.
But now, as per the reports, the GLS Sport is valued at Rs. 5,099,000 and the Ultimate variant at Rs. 5,599,000, following the Rs. 200,000 price hike.
Also, it is pertinent to mention that the Kia Sportage, which is Tucson’s direct competitor and with whom the Tucson shares most of its mechanical and electrical components, is still valued at Rs. 4,899,000 as a Front-Wheel Drive mid-tier variant and Rs. 5,399,000 as an All Wheel Drive top tier variant.
Both cars share the same power plant, i.e. the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder MPI petrol engine that makes 155 horsepower and 196 newton/meters of torque, and can be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of other features, both cars are practically the same as well.
Plus, the Sportage has a recently launched base Alpha variant as well, which is valued at Rs. 4,399,000. However, it is missing a few key-tech features, but, compared to the Tucson, it gives Kia Lucky a huge advantage in terms of value for money.
Reports also suggest that, Hyundai has temporarily shut down its bookings for the new Tucson, as the dealers await confirmation from the company about the revision of rates.