Prices revealed for 2018 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai has revealed pricing for its facelifted Tucson, which gains a 2.0-litre 48-volt mild hybrid diesel variant as well as a new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel in two states of tune.
The Tucson is one of the carmaker’s best-selling models in both Europe as well as the UK, where it sold 29,430 units last year – equating to nearly a third of the carmaker’s total sales of 93,403 units.
The new model is expected to drive this further with the help of its new powertrains as well as a refreshed design and extra safety kit.
Priced from £21,485 – compared to £20,160 for the current version – the revised model gets the Hyundai signature ‘cascading’ grille at the front along with a new design headlight, fog lamp, front bumper and skid plate. At the rear, there’s new tail lights, bumper and exhaust pipe and it also features new wheel designs in 16, 17, 18 and 19-inch sizes while the cabin introduces a new soft touch dashboard.
Engine line-up sees the introduction of the 182bhp 2.0-litre 48-volt mild hybrid diesel which is married up with an all-new eight-speed automatic 4WD transmission. The Tucson also gets a new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel with 113 and 134bhp outputs married up with a six-speed manual and the option of a seven-speed dual clutch transmission for the higher-powered unit.
The line-up also features 1.6 GDi and 1.6 T-GDi petrols, now available at higher trim levels than on the previous model. Both diesel engines now get Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology while the petrol units adopt a Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF); all variants have Intelligent Stop and Go.
Four trims are offered – S Connect, SE Nav, Premium and Premium SE – with the mild hybrid only offered on the two uppermost trims. Touchscreen display audio systems with DAB, Apple Car Play and Android Auto are now standard across the range. The new Tucson also introduces the KRELL audio system debuted on the Kona and now features Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Attention Alert as standard across all trim levels.