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New Hyundai Tucson looks impressive.

27.02.2015

Since the first Santa Fe went on sale in 2001, Hyundai Motor has delivered more than one million SUVs to European customers, with over 116,600 UK deliveries, affirming the company's credentials in the growing SUV market. Back home in South Africa, we tend to stick to the German made SUVs. Hyundai aims to lure customers from those models into their all-new Tucson and by the look of it we can’t see that being too difficult.

The all-New Hyundai Tucson is set to redefine the Hyundai brand's C-SUV offering - featuring the highest levels of design, quality and technology which are poised to lead the segment.

While the all-New Tucson adopts an SUV profile and strong proportions, the design team have worked to ensure a sleek and agile look. The front of the All-New Tucson is dominated by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, which connects with the LED headlamps to create a distinctive face. The front bumper features a wing-shaped appearance, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights, giving the car a unique style and provides a visual reference to its wide track.

Over and above introducing new soft-touch, high-quality materials across cabin surfaces, the interior has undergone extensive ergonomic testing to ensure ease of use and a pleasant experience. The modern simplicity of the centre console is underlined by its horizontal orientation, and there is an optional 'Wine Red' leather to bring further sophistication to the cabin (dependent on market specification).

The All-New Tucson is built on a completely new platform which features generous interior dimensions. Clever packaging ensures an excellent exterior-to-interior dimension ratio, optimising the space that is afforded to passengers and luggage. Comfortable and airy inside, All-New Tucson delivers a substantial 513 litres of luggage capacity with all the seats up.

The all-New Tucson will be available with one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class. These include two gasoline engines: a 1.6-litre GDI or 1.6-litre T-GDI - plus three diesel options: 1.7-litre, 2.0-litre standard power or a 2.0-litre high power. The new turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDI engine can be paired with either a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) or a six-speed manual.

After making its public World Premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the all-New Tucson will go on sale in Europe during the second half of 2015. We are not sure when it will arrive on our shores but we do hope it is soon. Follow us on Twitter, or Facebook for more up-to-date news and reviews in the motoring world.

Article written by Autodealer
27.02.2015
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