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April 20 2018

Hyundai Tucson revealed at the New York Motor Show

Hyundai recently revealed its all-new Tucson to the world – and the latest version of the popular SUV is already turning heads. Originally showcased at the New York Motor Show in March, the Tucson’s world-debut unveiled a complete refresh to the technological features both inside the model, and under the bonnet, as well as a more refined powertrain, and an attractive new aesthetic.

The manufacturer’s most popular model in the UK and Europe since its launch in 2015, the Tucson has undergone a serious facelift, a major update to the advanced driver assistance and an upgraded powertrain. The new-look Tucson, which has been designed and built in Europe, has a new eye-catching design and a refresh throughout.

The Tucson’s new exterior aesthetic is partly due to its new signature cascading grille and full LED headlamps, alongside an uplifted front bumper, a skid plate and a new wheel design. Hyundai has also included a new rear taillight and a redesigned bumper on the Tucson, adding to the model’s appeal. The interior design is highly ergonomic, with added space compared to the model’s predecessor and there’s a wide range of advanced powertrains, creating greater efficiency and better driving dynamics.

There are two petrol and two diesel engines which are designed to reduce CO2 emissions. The diesel engine has an output of 137 kW/ 186 PS and comes with four-wheel drive, a six-speed manual transmission, and a newly developed eight speed automatic transmission. There are also two 1.6 litre diesel engine options, which deliver 85kW/ 115PS as the standard version, and a higher power version which is capable of 98 kW/ 133 PS.

Alongside the two diesel options, there are also two petrol options, the 1.6 litre GDI, and the 1.6 litre T-GDI, which deliver 97 kW/ 132 PS and 130 kW/ 177 PS, respectively.

Once inside the Tucson, drivers can experience state of the art technology, which puts comfort and convenience at its heart. Krell provides the premium sound system; there’s a wireless QI standard based mobile phone charger, and a large seven-inch infotainment display, which is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The new Tucson is kitted out with all the latest safety technologies including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver attention warning, and Hyundai’s surround view monitor, amongst other features.

Andres-Christoph Hofmann, vice president of marketing and product at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented on the new model:

“The New Tucson brings a fresh look, creating a consistent appearance with our latest Hyundai models, as well as a series of enhancements to the driving and ownership experience. With this major update, we expect the New Tucson to remain highly attractive to our customers, who consistently make it our best-selling model.”

The date for the Tucson’s European debut is due to be announced in the coming weeks.

All figures provided are those of the manufacturer and are not necessarily those of Go Green Leasing.

Posted on 20th April 2018 at 2:51PM

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