All-new Tucson to 'redefine Hyundai’s SUV offering'
So says Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK: ‘The All-New Tucson is a bold new car that represents another leap forward for Hyundai,’ he said. ‘With a fantastic design and advanced technologies, it makes a strong statement about where the Hyundai brand is heading and provides a highly competitive vehicle in the important C-SUV segment.’
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. The All-New Tucson will be of high importance to Hyundai’s business in the UK, as the C-SUV segment accounted for 20.5% of the company’s sales in 2014.
‘The All-New Tucson has a bold and athletic presence achieved through refined, flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and most importantly, our newest generation hexagonal grille – our brand signature,’ explained Peter Schreyer, president and chief design officer at Hyundai Motor Group.
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 All-New Tucson is built on a completely new platform and delivers a claimed 513 litres of luggage capacity with all the seats up. New convenience features offered with the All-New Tucson include heated and ventilated front seats, with longer seating cushions for enhanced support and comfort. A smart powered tailgate (which opens at the approach of the key-holder) and Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) with parallel and bay parking functions.
The new-generation navigation system comes with a seven-year free subscription to TomTom LIVE services (subject to market specification). Other features include an Autonomous Emergency Braking system, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Traffic Cross Alert, Blind Spot Detection and Active Bonnet System to raise the vehicle’s bonnet to cushion the impact shock in any frontal collision with a pedestrian or cyclist.
All-New Tucson will be available with a range of engines, including two petrol engines: 135 PS (1.6-litre GDI) or 176 PS (1.6-litre T-GDI) – plus three diesel options: 115 PS (1.7-litre), 136 PS (2.0-litre standard power) or 184 PS (2.0-litre high power). The new turbocharged 176 PS 1.6-litre T-GDI engine can be paired with either a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) or a six-speed manual. (Engine options may differ between European markets).
All engines have been enhanced to offer improved driveability and fuel efficiency, as well as meeting Euro 6 emission standards.
Hyundai Motor will manufacture 100% of All-New Tucson models sold in European markets at its facility in the Czech Republic. The model goes on sale in Europe in the second half of 2015, and comes with the company’s Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty as standard.