Hyundai is a brand that’s continually advanced over recent years, moving away from its budget roots and into the mainstream, and now increasingly into the premium end of the market.
That’s something we’ve seen with the brand’s latest Tucson – its mid-size SUV that rivals the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan, as the latest model gets a bold new design, upmarket interior and an array of technology.
So if you’re considering a new Hyundai Tucson, let’s take a look at the options you have available.
What engines are available?
The latest Tucson gets a completely revised engine range, with various hybrid options available for those wanting something electrified.
A turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol kicks off the range, with the least powerful model still offering 148bhp, combined with a six-speed manual gearbox. You can choose it with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which offers a slight boost when it comes to running costs, and also gets the option of a manual or automatic gearbox.
Next up is a 178bhp 1.6-litre mild-hybrid model, which is prominently worth choosing if you need added off-road capability as it’s the only four-wheel-drive model in the Tucson range.
Following this are the full hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, which too both revolve around that aforementioned 1.6-litre petrol engine. The standard hybrid produces 227bbhp – and its 7.8-second 0-60mph time makes it the quickest Tucson available – while the plug-in hybrid serves up 262bhp, but due to the extra weight of its battery isn’t quite so quick. Expect an electric range of just under 40 miles on the PHEV.
What trim levels can I choose from?
Just like the engine range, Hyundai’s trim level offering is equally extensive with five on offer. Equipment highlights and pricing are as follows.
SE Connect – from £28,710
All Tucson models get plenty of standard equipment, with entry-level kit including 17-inch alloy wheels, electric lumbar support for the driver’s seat, dual-zone climate controls and automatic lights and wipers. Rear LED lights are also included, along with electric folding mirrors, cruise controls, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. Loads of technology is fitted as standard, too, such as a 10.25-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and smartphone mirroring, along with a digital dial system.
N-Line – from £31,110
If you want something that looks a bit sportier to look at, you should choose the N-Line, which gains 19-inch alloy wheels, a more aggressive bodykit and red styling accents. Elsewhere, it comes with ambient interior lighting, heated front seats, suede and leather sports seats, LED headlights, front parking sensors and keyless entry and start.
N-Line S – from £32,810
N-Line S models add more goodies in the form of rear climate control, LED interior lighting, an electric sunroof, adaptive cruise control and a heated steering wheel. You also get an electric boot, Krell sound system and a blind spot collision warning system.
Premium – from £30,410
Premium models build on the standard SE Connect trim level with 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior styling, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control and an eight-speaker Krell sound system.
Ultimate – from £33,110
At the top of the range, the Ultimate is brimmed with kit, gaining electric and ventilated front seats, electric folding rear seats, Highway Drive Assist, heated rear seats and leather upholstery.
What about personalisation and optional extras?
Given the extensive range of engines and trims, it’s not such a surprise that the options list isn;’t quite so extensive.
The colour range includes 11 options, with Sunset Red, Shadow Grey and Silky Bronze being the three that really stand out, while you can also choose to have the roof painted in black to get a two-tone effect.
The only real option you can choose is the ‘Tech Pack’, which – depending on version – brings features like electronic control suspension, a 360-degree camera system and remote park assist. This latter feature is especially impressive as it means you can park the car using the key.Enquire on a new Hyundai Tucson