Hyundai has revealed local pricing and specifications for the 2016 Hyundai Tucson which will go on-sale from August 1, with prices from $27,490 (+ORC).

HYUNDAI HAS RELEASED pricing and details for its ix35 replacement, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Prices start from $27,490 (+ORC) for the entry-level Active and top out at $45,490 (+ORC) for the Highlander. The Tucson Active and Active X multimedia systems will support Apple CarPlay (from September) and Android Auto from early 2016.

2016 Hyundai Tucson pricing and details revealed

Hyundai has introduced a new model, relative to the ix35 line-up, called the ActiveX, which features 18-inch alloy wheels and leather-appointed interior, and is priced from $30,490 (+ORC – manual).

2016 Hyundai Tucson pricing and details revealed

Available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the new Tucson offers a choice of four petrol and diesel engines together with three transmissions options, including manual, automatic or dual-clutch. At the top end of the tree, the Tucson Elite and Highlander run the same tweaked 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine as the Veloster SR; this engine is marted exclusively to Hyundai’s own seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

2016 Hyundai Tucson pricing and details revealed

Beyond the engines and interiors, Hyundai says the Australian-delivered Tucson gets a bespoke suspension and steering based on local development by Hyundai’s Australian chassis development team.

The new Tucson is slightly wider and longer than the ix35 it replaces, Hyundai says it also has a stronger body structure and improved aerodynamics profile.

2016 Hyundai Tucson pricing and details revealed

In terms of safety, Hyundai says the Tucson is well equipped with:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition (Highlander model)
  • Apple CarPlay smartphone support technology (Active and ActiveX models)
  • LED headlights with static bending lights
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Advanced Traction Cornering Control (AWD models)
  • Trailer Stability Assist (Active, Elite & Highlander models)
  • Hands-free power tailgate (Highlander model)







2.0 MPi 2WD

6 Speed Manual


6 Speed Auto



2.0 GDi 2WD

6 Speed Manual


6 Speed Auto


1.6 T-GDi AWD

7 Speed DCT



2.0 CRDi AWD

6 Speed Auto



2016 Hyundai Tucson key features:


  • Specifications to be confirmed closer to Active variant on-sale date in early 4th quarter 2015

ActiveX (key specifications above Active variant):

  • 18” alloy wheels with 225/55R18 tyres
  • 6 airbags (driver & front passenger, driver & front passenger side (thorax), full length curtains)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Rear view camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Rear parking assist system (4 sensors) with guidance
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
  • Projector beam headlamps with escort and welcome function
  • Automatic dusk sensing headlamps
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Leather appointed* seats
  • Premium steering wheel & gear knob
  • 7” touchscreen audio w/ MP3 capability, 6 speakers, & works with Apple CarPlay (September) & Android Auto (early 2016)
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Electric folding / heated side mirrors
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
  • Roof Rails

Elite (key specifications above Active variant):

  • 17” alloy wheels with 225/60R17 tyres
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • LED headlamps with static bending lamps
  • Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (10 way incl. lumbar)
  • Electronic Park-Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold function
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning with auto defog function
  • Proximity smart key with push button start
  • 8” touchscreen satellite navigation with 3 year map update plan
  • Smart Tailgate function (hands-free power tailgate)
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Solar glass with Privacy
  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors
  • Steering wheel mounted phone controls

Key specifications below ActiveX:

  • Cloth seats instead of Leather appointed* seats
  • 17” alloy wheels instead of 18” alloy wheels
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto capability
  • No Matte grey effect insert on side garnish

Premium (key specifications above Elite variant):

  • 19” alloy wheels with 245/45R19 with Continental ContiSportContact5
  • Front parking assist system (4 sensors) with guidance
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) High line system
  • LED tail lamps with bulb turn signal & reverse lights
  • Electrically adjusted front passenger’s seat (6 way incl. lumbar)
  • Leather appointed seats
  • Heated & air ventilated front seats
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) incorporating Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Twin tip trapezoidal exhaust
  • 4.2” TFT LCD colour display in Supervision cluster

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