Hyundai reveals prices and specs for new Tucson
Hyundai has announced launch details for the new Tucson compact SUV, which will be priced from £28,495 when it arrives in showrooms in early January 2021.
The fourth-gen model was previewed late summer and will include an electrified model range said to be the widest in its class and including the Tucson’s first-ever plug-in hybrid, due next spring and revealed in further detail yesterday.
However, the launch line-up will focus on full hybrid and mild hybrid engines, all based on Hyundai’s 1.6-litre ‘SmartStream’ turbocharged petrol engine. These include a 150hp 1.6-litre T-GDi six-speed manual, also offered in a 48V mild hybrid version with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch transmission, plus a 180hp 1.6-litre T-GDi 48V mild hybrid petrol with a 7DCT and 4WD. Also offered from launch is a 230hp 1.6-litre T-GDi full hybrid with six-speed auto. No diesels are being introduced at this stage while the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid will arrive later. Emissions start from 127g/km for the full hybrid and rise to 160g/km for the higher-powered mild hybrid.
Three trim levels will be offered from launch – SE Connect, Premium and Ultimate – and will be joined in early 2021 by an N Line specification.
SE Connect trim features include 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and body-coloured bumpers, as well as dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, heated and folding door mirrors, rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. It also features a 10.25-inch supervision cluster and 10.25-inch AVN screen, through which the driver can access Hyundai’s Bluelink connected car services, backed by the Bluelink app.
The Premium trim is available from £30,195 and adds in 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inch on full hybrid models), LED headlamps, ambient interior lighting, heated front seats and heated steering wheel, smart adaptive cruise control with stop go function on DCT and Hybrid models, front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera, and smart key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button. It also includes a Krell premium audio system with eight-speakers and a subwoofer, as well as a wireless smartphone charging pad.
The range-topping Ultimate trim starts at £32,895 and is the only grade to be available with the higher-powered mild hybrid petrol as well as the other engines. Upgrades include 19-inch wheels, leather seat trim with electric adjustment to driver and front passenger seats – both with heat and ventilation function – alongside heated rear seats, three-zone climate control with separate rear-seat control, panoramic sunroof with front section electric tilt and slide function, and a smart electric tailgate.
Standard driver assistance features include forward collision assist – with car, pedestrian and cycle detection – as well as intelligent speed limit assist, lane follow assist, lane keep assist, manual speed limit assist, multi collision Braking and tyre pressure monitoring with individual tyre display.
The Tucson range goes on sale in the UK from 7 January 2021.