The New Hyundai Tucson -test drive one today
Added: 05 October 2021
Four powertrains are available initially, each based around the brand's 1.6-litre Smartstream turbocharged petrol engine: a 148bhp entry-level option with or without 48V mild-hybrid functionality, a more potent 178bhp mild hybrid and a full hybrid with 227bhp. Depending on the engine specified, you have a choice of two six-speed manual gearboxes, a six-speed automatic and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic unit, with four-wheel drive available on certain variants.
Each of the three initial trim packages are "high specification". Prices start at £28,495 for entry-level SE Connect trim, which is available with a choice of non-electrified, mild-hybrid and full-hybrid powertrains and comes equipped with 17in alloy wheels, privacy glass, a leather steering wheel, dual-zone air conditioning, a rear-view camera and a "comprehensive" driver aid offering.
Mid-range Premium trim bumps the price to £30,195 and adds larger wheels, LED headlights, ambient interior lighting and keyless entry. The top-rung Ultimate car - from £32,895 - gets the 178bhp mild-hybrid engine option and a raft of extra interior kit, including heated rear seats, three-zone climate control and a glass panoramic sunroof.
The latest Tucson features a bold new front grille with what Hyundai calls Parametric Hidden Lights built in. Effectively, the LED headlights and “jewel-like” running lights are integrated into the sides of the grille and can’t be distinguished from it when turned off. The grille features 3D parametric graphics, which are used as highlights elsewhere on the car.
And as with every Hyundai you have a 5 year Unlimited Mileage warranty.
Model Displayed: Ultimate Mild Hybrid DCT Automatic
Finished in Shimmering Silver