Friday, March 11, 2016

Hyundai brings five new derivatives of Tucson to Mzansi

Hyundai has revived its Tucson with five new derivatives in South Africa, bringing with them sophistication, quality and comfort.

The all-new Hyundai Tucson models include the entry-level Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Nu Premium with a either a manual 6-speed gearbox or automatic 6-speed transmission.

The range-topping Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Elite derivative comes with the 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (7DCT) and All-Wheel Drive.

In between lies the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Nu Elite, also with the 2-litre petrol engine and automatic 6-speed transmission, but with a high level of standard features.

One step down in terms of standard features is the Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Executive, also with the new turbocharged 1,6-litre petrol engine, but with a manual 6-speed gearbox. The Executive offers a level of comfort and standard features that fits in between the Premium and Elite offerings.

The new Hyundai Tucson design concept incorporates a sleek, urban style combined with the strong ruggedness typical of an SUV.

The front of the All-New Tucson is dominated by the hexagonal grille, which connects with the LED headlamps to create a distinctive identity. A wing-shaped horizontal bar at the front bumper, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights, gives the car a unique style and provides a visual reference for the car’s wide track.

By moving the A-pillar back it becomes visually disconnected from the long bonnet, accentuating the sleek profile. The directional shape of the wheel arches contributes to the car’s agile and dynamic appearance, even at standstill.

The expressive ‘Z’ character-lines above the rear wheel arches emphasize the powerful stance, while the kick-up belt moulding converges with the falling roof line to complete the sculptural side profile.

At the rear, the All-New Tucson’s personality is reinforced by strong horizontal lines flowing from the wheel arches. The combination lamps and reflectors are stretched to the body edges to further underline the bold proportions, with the rear skid plate and twin exhaust adding a sporty touch.

The Hyundai interior design team’s objective was to ensure that, when potential buyers first enter the car, they will be instinctively impressed by the cabin’s space and the attention paid to the smallest details.

Inside, new soft-touch, high-quality materials are introduced across the cabin surfaces, creating a refined cabin ambiance. The new horizontal layout of the center console conveys the car’s elegance while increasing the feeling of roominess. The interior has undergone extensive ergonomic testing to ensure ease of use and a pleasant and sensuous experience.


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