Hyundai has reshuffled its Tucson SUV range, introducing additional safety features while also sprucing up styling.
Now a four-grade model line-up, the Tucson Active (from $29,290) will replace the Tucson Go entry level car while retaining Active X (from $32,290), Elite (from $37,850) and Highlander (from $46,500) specifications.
The new entry level Active automatic introduces autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning and a rear parking assistance system in terms of safety, but also receives 17-inch alloy wheels and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shift.
These safety systems work to alert the driver of a potential collision (forward collision warning), and will actively apply the brakes (AEB) if no driver intervention occurs. They join lane keeping assistance and driver attention warning to alert the driver to careless driving.
The Tucson Active and Active X are offered with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions with a 2.0-litre petrol (2WD) or 2.0-litre diesel engine (AWD), while moving up to the Elite there’s an additional choice of a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with dual-clutch transmission driving all wheels. The top-spec Highlander is offered with turbocharged diesel or petrol engines.
Key specification for each model grade is described below:
- Automatic Headlights
- 7-inch multimedia with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Full size spare wheel
- Leather appointed steering wheel and gear shift
- Hyundai SmartSense safety equipment
- 17-inch alloy wheels
Tucson Active X (in addition to above):
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- DAB Digital radio
- Leather appointed seats
- Power folding mirrors
- 8-inch infotainment
- 8-speaker premium audio
Tucson Elite (in addition to above):
- Blind-sport collision warning
- Camera and radar based safety equipment
- Keyless entry and start
- Dual zone climate control
- Smart cruise control with stop & go
- Privacy glass
Tucson Highlander (in addition to above):
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights
- Panoramic sunroof
- Power front seats incl. ventilation and heating
- Electric tailgate
- Wireless phone charging
- Heated steering wheel
- Twin exit exhaust
Available on each model is premium paint ($595), and a beige interior ($295) is offered on all but entry level Active.
All models receive Hyundai’s Auto Link smartphone connect system that allows owners to stay connected to their car by allowing phone monitoring of trip data, vehicle health alerts, trip logging for record keeping and parked location on map, etc.
As well, the Tucson is covered by Hyundai’s five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, complimentary 1500km first service and roadside assist for 12 months.
2020 Hyundai Tucson pricing (before on-road costs):
- Tucson Active manual - $29,290
- Tucson Active automatic - $31,790
- Tucson Active diesel - $37,090
- Tucson Active X manual - $32,290
- Tucson Active X automatic - $34,790
- Tucson Active X diesel - $40,090
- Tucson Elite 2.0 GDi 2WD - $37,850
- Tucson Elite 1.6 T-GDi AWD - $40,850
- Tucson Elite diesel - $43,150
- Tucson Highlander 1.6 T-GDi AWD - $46,500
- Tucson Highlander diesel - $48,800
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