Hyundai Tucson makes Australian debut

Hyundai Tucson makes Australian debut

New Hyundai Tucson SUV in dealerships next month.

Hyundai Tucson makes Australian debut
Hyundai Tucson makes Australian debut – the new Hyundai Tucson offers a larger cabin and a more upmarket feel than the superseded ix35.

It’s been a sales smash but Hyundai is in the process of fare-welling the Hyundai x35, in its place comes the all-new Hyundai Tucson.

Slightly longer and wider than the ix35 and sporting a chunkier and more robust design too, the new Hyundai Tucson will be priced from $27,990 and there will be four different specification levels – Active, Active X, Elite and Highlander.

Powered by a choice of four engines, front-wheel drive models get either a 121kW 2.0 litre petrol engine or a more powerful 2.0 litre petrol engine (power and torque to be confirmed).

While in AWD variants of the Hyundai Tucson there’s the choice of 130kW/265Nm 1.6 litre turbo-petrol or 136kW/400Nm 2.0 litre turbo-diesel.

The turbo-petrol engine comes standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the diesel is six-speed auto only and the two engines in the front-wheel drive variants can be delivered with either six-speed manual or six-speed auto gearboxes.

Inside, Hyundai says the all-new Tucson gives more space than the ix35 and the feel has been significantly improved. While standard features are yet to be confirmed for the entry-level Active grade of the Tucson, the Tucson X boasts 18” alloys, reverse camera and 7”touchscreen.

We will keep you updated with final specification details when confirmed by Hyundai Australia.

In other Hyundai news; Hyundai i30 tops June 2015 car sales and Hyundai Santa Fe SR arrives.

Joel Helmes