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Hyundai Tucson Petrol

Hyundai Tucson 2016

Hyundai Tucson 2016

Keeping up with the Jones’ has just got a little easier with Hyundai’s all-new Tucson range.  You don’t need to spend oodles to get yourself into a brand new Tucson, and it’s a range of new SUV vehicles that are eye-catching and great to drive.  Offering five seats and plenty of kit for the money this is the right car for the country holiday, work trips and school run.

Hyundai have given the new Tucson a new shape and design.  It looks really good in the metal and sits proudly on a set of 17 or 18-inch alloys depending on your choice of model.  Flared wheel arches, body coloured bumpers and roof rails are all part of the standard package.  Nicely shaped headlights wrap around the front corners of the car, while the chunky nose adds strength and style to the Hyundai Tucson’s face.  The lines of the new Tucson’s roof are sweeping, and the very tidily designed back-end completes the very attractive new five-seater SUV.  Dual exhausts are at the rear of the Highlander models.  Elite and Highlander models also get the chrome trim on the radiator grille, door handles and door frames.  It might seem rather tame, but I do like the addition of a full spare tyre right across the range.  Pure, clean exterior colours add to the sophisticated looks of the all-new Hyundai Tucson range.  Whether it’s Phantom Black, Ara Blue or any of the other six colours you’re always looking amazing.  Catch the eye and feel unique in the sassy new Tucson range.

Hyundai Tucson Petrol models include two 2.0-litre motors for powering the sleek SUV; one being MPI driven and the other GDI.  MPI stands for Multipoint Injection which is an injection system with one injector per cylinder, and GDI stands for Gasoline Direct Injection – which is where the gasoline fuel is highly pressurized, and then injected via a common rail fuel line directly into the combustion chamber.  The 2.0-litre MPI engine boasts 114 kW and 192 Nm compared to the GDI’s 121 kW and 203 Nm.  Six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are available for both engines.

Out on the open toad the 2.0-litre MPI feels strong and smooth, and any everyday task is performed with ease.  Being a 2WD SUV – and this via the front wheels – the Tucson 2.0-litre MPI is remarkably agile and leads to a ride that offers plenty of confident grip and comfort.

You do notice the step up in power of the GDI 2.0-litre, but only after driving the MPI version.  Ride quality, smoothness and handling are similar to the MPI, providing a great way of getting around.

If you want your Hyundai Tucson Petrol SUV to go like the clappers, then there is the new 1.6-litre Turbo motor available which has 130 kW at 5500 rpm and 265 Nm of torque between 1500-and-4500 rpm.  Twin scrolling turbo technology means that the turbo spools up the power instantly leaving no room for unwanted turbo delay.

Quite often you see the new Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe models showing a clean set of heels when they shoot past in completion of a passing manoeuvre.  Offering balanced grip and excellent brakes they can be driven swiftly without the driver breaking out in a sweat or getting white knuckles.

Inside the new Hyundai Tucson the level of space is good, sitting the Hyundai at the top of its game.  Active and Elite trim are available for both of the 2.0-litre petrol versions.  1.6 Turbo versions are known as the Active X or Highlander.  These higher-end models are AWD and provide very good traction for those of you who like to find the best fishing spots that are off the beaten track.  Highlander models offer the most luxury and goodies making it the flagship model of the new Tucson Petrol and Diesel range.

Hyundai Tucson Interior

Hyundai Tucson Interior

Safety is taken very seriously these days, and Hyundai give each of the new Tucson models a very comprehensive list of modern safety features which include TCS, ABS, EBD, BAS, VSM, LED daytime running lights, automatic dusk sensing headlamps and Hill-start Assist Control combined with an automatic Downhill Brake Control System.  A rear view camera and rear parking assist system is standard across the entire range, while Highlander models get Forward Collision Warning, auto-levelling headlights, front-parking assist, Lane Assist and Lane Departure warning systems.  Each new Hyundai Tucson comes with an array of top airbags front and side.  There is even an engine immobiliser, cruise control and an anti-theft system for each new model.

On the entertainment and comfort front, the new Hyundai Tucson boats cloth seats in the Active models (except Active X), while every other model comes with luxurious leather interiors.  Manual air conditioning or dual zone climate control are offered, while a steering-wheel controlled audio system puts out some beautiful music.  Elite and Highlander models come with the 8.0-inch touch screen satellite navigation system with MP3 capability, 6 speakers and Live SUNA traffic updates.  All other models still get a stylish 7.0-inch touch screen audio system with MP3 capability, 6 speakers and Apple CarPlay.  Automatic phone conversations can be held with the clever technology placed in the Tucson Highlander models.

If you’ve read this far down the new Tucson review, you best take a look at the new Diesel model review, too.  Better still contact us, and we’ll see if we can get you the very best deal on a new Hyundai Tucson SUV.

Hyundai Tucson petrol models includes the:

  • Tucson Active
  • Tucson Active (GDI)
  • Tucson Active X Turbo (AWD)
  • Tucson Elite
  • Tucson Elite (GDI)
  • Tucson Highlander (AWD)

For any more information on the Hyundai Tucson or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Hyundai dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!