The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will go on sale in September in United Kingdom, replacing the ix35 in Korean automaker’s lineup. Having retired the original Tucson in 2010 to make way for ix35, the company reversed that decision in the hope of making Tucson an internationally recognized name. Thomas Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Europe said: “The move to Tucson allows us to signify the significant step forward in the product and the design that we have made with this car.”
2016 Hyundai Tucson is 1645mm tall, 1850mm wide, 4475mmg long and gets a wheelbase of 2670mm, making it lower, wider and longer as compared to ix35. It will be offered with five engine choices: three diesel and two petrol, all meeting Euro 6 emission standards. The turbocharged and naturally aspirated 1.6 liter petrol produces 133 horsepower and 174 horsepower respectively. On the other hand, the diesel 1.7 liter engine generates 113 horsepower. The other two versions of 2.0 liter powertrain are available in 134 horsepower and 181 horsepower forms. The engines will be paired with either dual clutch 7-speed, 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmissions.
The standard S trim comes with Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio, air conditioning, automatic lights and 16-inch alloy wheels. Opting for the SE variant will get you rear parking sensors, larger 17-inch alloys, lane-keep assist system, heated seats, dual-zone climate control and cornering headlights and starts at £20,495. The SE Nav variants add satellite navigation, while Premium gets leather trim, 19-inch alloys, autonomous emergency braking, front parking sensors, blind spot monitoring and heated rear seats.
The range-topping Premium SE trims feature heated steering wheel, keyless entry and go, LED lights, electric tailgate, ventilated front seats and panoramic sunroof. Talking about its rivals – the Tucson will compete with the likes of Tata Hexa and Mahindra XUV500, the SUV King. Enjoy!