New Hyundai Tucson: What you need to know

New Hyundai Tucson: What you need to know

Hyundai’s mid-size SUV has had a modern makeover. Here’s what you need to know

Hyundai is a brand that continues to go from strength to strength. Its range of cars is greater than ever, going from brand new EVs through to racey hot hatches. 

But one of its most popular options is the Tucson – a mid-size SUV that rivals the Nissan Qashqai and Ford Kuga. 

Now back for a new generation, it brings a range of enhancements that aim to set it apart further. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer. 

Striking new design

The previous Tucson was never really a design that you could get especially excited about, but that’s all changed on this new model. In fact, it’s now arguably the boldest-looking model in this segment, with a stand-out design that truly sets it apart from virtually every other car on the road. 

It’s the grille that is the star of the show as it’s equipped with ‘Parametric Hidden Lights’, which are essentially ‘jewels’ in the grille that light up, and makes the Tucson look exceptional at night. A full-length rear light bar and a wider and larger presence on the road than before aids its visual appeal. 

Broad range of electrified powertrains available

Hyundai is a key player when it comes to the world of EVs and hybrids, and the Tucson is no exception. Most ‘normal’ versions come with mild-hybrid technology, while Hyundai also offers a full-hybrid, delivering diesel-rivalling efficiency without the need to plug it in. 

However, a full plug-in hybrid model is also available, combining a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to develop a generous 262bhp, while also delivering a claimed electric range of around 35 miles, which will really help to bring down your running costs. 

Impressive levels of standard equipment

have taken a step upmarket, that’s certainly reflected in the generous level of standard equipment levels on offer. 

Even the entry-level SE Connect models come with 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, LED rear lights and electric folding mirrors to name just a few features, putting it ahead of many of its competitors. 

Class-leading levels of technology

Hyundai is now a pioneer when it comes to technology, and the Tucson is a great showcase of what the firm has been developing in recent years. 

Alongside the excellent large touchscreen and digital dials, there are a range of other features that are more or less unique in this segment. For starters, there’s a feature that uses cameras to display what’s in your blindspot as soon as you indicate, which can also be really useful when it comes to showing you how close you are to a curb when parallel parking too. 

Another highlight is ‘Remote Smart Parking Assist’, which can let you drive the car using just the key. If you have a tight garage or are parked in a small space, it’s an impressively useful feature. 

Sporty-looking N-Line version available 

Alongside the rest of the Tucson line-up, Hyundai also offers a sportier-looking N-Line model for those looking for something a bit more racier in terms of styling.

While there are few dynamic changes included on the model, its more aggressive styling comes from a black design kit, larger air intakes and revised bumpers, while inside the N-Line benefits from black suede and leather sports seats, red stitching and a specific sports steering wheel.

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