After being showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the third-generation Hyundai Tucson will go on sale in the United Kingdom from September. The Tucson will be available in five trim levels: S, SE, SE Nav, Premium and Premium SE, and will be priced ranging from £18,695 to £32,345.
Ramping its product momentum initiative, the company will renew or replace 80 percent of its model line-up in Europe during 2015. Hyundai Motor has posted a record first-half year in Europe, with registrations hitting 237,221 units between January and June. The All-New Tucson is expected to further enhance sales as well as brand perceptions among customers in Europe, in the SUV segment, which was the company’s best-selling segment last year. Hyundai Motor accounted for 3.2 percent of all cars registered in Europe during the first half of 2015, matching its share of the market achieved during the same period last year.
Standard equipment for the entry-level S variant includes 16-inch alloys, automatic headlights, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and USB & AUX support. The SE trim additionally gets rear parking sensors, heated front seats, larger 17-inch rims, dual-zone climate control, projector headlights (with cornering function), along with a Lane Keeping Assist system.
The SE Nav gets an 8-inch touchscreen display with satellite navigation and a reversing camera. It also adds a shark fin antenna and a Speed Limit Information System. The Premium version gets larger 19-inch alloys, leather upholstery, rear cross traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking, heated rear seats and blind spot detection. The range-topping Premium SE adds extra equipment like keyless smart entry (with start/stop button), smart parking assist, electric tailgate, LED headlights, ventilated front seats and a panoramic sunroof with electric slide & tilt function.
Powering the Tucson will be a 1.6-liter GDi gasoline engine with 132 PS, a 1.7-liter CRDi diesel with 116 PS and a 2.0-liter CRDi developing 136 PS and 185 PS. Depending on the engine, the Tucson gets a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or a seven-speed dual-clutch working together with a standard FWD layout or an optional AWD setup.