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Refreshed Hyundai Tucson gets more powerful engine…

The refreshed Hyundai Tucson is on-sale now boasting a beefier 2.0L engine and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

THE REFRESHED Hyundai Tucson has copped a beefier 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, replacing an engine of the same capacity but with more power and torque. The new engine makes 121kW at 6200rpm and 203Nm of torque at 4700rpm (fuel consumption is a claimed 7.7-7.9L/100km), which is up from the old engine’s 114kW and 192Nm of torque.

In addition to the ‘new’ engine, the refreshed Tucson will also offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, something its key rival the Mazda CX-5 doesn’t offer. This connectivity was previously only available in half the range due to the fact the range was split between production facilities.

Like before, the engine is matched with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission in Tucson Active and Active X variants (six-speed automatic transmission only in the Elite model).

“Hyundai Tucson has consistently been a star performer in Australia’s fastest-growing new-car market segment,” says Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer, Scott Grant.

“SUV buyers increasingly demand the type of engineering quality, good design and bountiful features previously available only in prestige cars. The Hyundai Tucson has been able to deliver all those qualities, together with great value for money, in spades.

“Now, thanks to the MY18 changes we’ve just introduced, Tucson offers even more efficiency with state-of-the-art technology features to cement its position as a robust market leader.”

Engine

Transmission

Active

ActiveX

Elite

Highlander

2.0 GDi 2WD

6 Speed Manual

$28,590

$31,150

6 Speed Auto

$31,090

$33,650

$36,250

1.6 T-GDi AWD

7 Speed DCT

$39,250

$45,450

2.0 CRDi AWD

6 Speed Auto

$35,090

$41,250

$47,450

Option Pricing:

  • Metallic / Mica Paint: $595
  • Beige Interior (Active X, Elite & Highlander): $295
  • Burgundy Interior (Highlander): $295
  • Panoramic Sunroof (Active X and Elite): $2,000

* All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.

MY18 TUCSON – KEY SPECIFICATIONS

TUCSON ACTIVE

  • 2.0L GDi petrol engine (2WD) or 2.0L CRDi diesel engine (AWD)
  • 6 airbags (driver & front passenger, driver & front passenger side (thorax), full-length curtains)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including:
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
    • Brake Assist System (BAS)
    • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
    • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
    • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Rear view camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Rear parking assist system (4 sensors) with guidance
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED high mount stop light
  • Projector beam headlights with escort and welcome function
  • Automatic dusk sensing headlights
  • Front Fog Lights
  • 7-inch touchscreen audio w/ MP3 capability, 6 speakers with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto compatibility
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone & audio streaming)
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60R17 tyres
  • Cruise control with steering-wheel mounted controls
  • One-touch turn signal operation (3, 5, or 7 flashes)
  • Premium door centre trim
  • Driver’s one-touch window up and down function with anti-pinching safety feature
  • 60:40 split folding rear seats with multi stage recline function
  • Roof rails
  • Cargo cover
  • Cargo net
  • 2-way electric lumbar support
  • Portable ashtray

TUCSON ACTIVE X (Key Specifications above Active)

  • 2.0L GDi petrol engine (2WD)
  • Leather appointed* seats
  • Premium steering wheel & gear knob
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/55R18 tyres
  • Electric folding side mirrors
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Matte grey effect insert on side garnish
  • Illuminated glovebox compartment

Option Pack: Panoramic glass sunroof $2,000

TUCSON ELITE (Key specifications above Active X)

  • 2.0L GDi petrol engine (2WD), 1.6L T-GDi petrol engine (AWD) or 2.0L CRDi diesel engine (AWD)
  • LED headlights with static bending lights
  • Electro-chromatic auto dimming interior mirror (ECM)
  • 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 pushbutton start
  • 8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with 3-year map update plan, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto compatibility
  • Smart Tailgate function (hands-free power tailgate)
  • Privacy glass
  • Chrome effect front radiator grille, door handles & beltline moulding
  • Puddle lights in side mirrors with courtesy light in door handles
  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors
  • Steering-wheel mounted phone controls
  • Option Pack: Panoramic glass sunroof $2,000

TUCSON HIGHLANDER (Key specifications above Elite)

  • 1.6L T-GDi petrol engine (AWD) or 2.0L CRDi diesel engine (AWD)
  • 19-inch alloy wheels with 245/45R19 Continental ContiSportContact5 Tyres
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) incorporating Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Front parking assist system (4 sensors) with guidance
  • Electrically adjusted front passenger’s seat (8 way incl. lumbar)
  • Heated & air-ventilated front seats
  • Panoramic glass sunroof and LED map lights
  • Centre console driver’s side knee bolster
  • Twin-tip trapezoidal exhaust
  • 4.2″ TFT LCD colour display in supervision cluster
  • Matte grey effect skid plate (front & rear)
  • Chrome garnish on power window switches
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) High line system
  • LED tail-lights with bulb turn signal & reverse lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Solar-control glass
  • Glovebox compartment with cooling


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Monty
Monty
3 years ago

Still not exactly overpowered. If you want some grunt you are stuck with the diesel.

Isaac Bober

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