Hyundai Tucson Takes The 4x4 Battle To New Heights | Part Two

The Tucson comes with either a five speed manual transmission or four speed semi-automatic ‘H-matic’ gearbox.

The Tucson returns excellent fuel economy; the diesel achieving 30.7mpg urban, 47.9mpg extra urban and 39.8mpg combined. The 2.0-litre petrol variant returns 26.6mpg urban, 41.5mpg extra urban and 34.4mpg combined.

The Tucson employs a ‘torque-on-demand’ four-wheel drive system, developed by industry experts Borg Warner. The car runs in front-wheel drive until it detects loss of traction, then the 4WD cuts in. It will then revert to two-wheel drive when adequate traction is detected. Additionally, at speeds up to 19mph, the driver can select permanent four-wheel drive for extra control when required at the touch of a button.

The Tucson is the ideal family car, with a highly versatile interior. The rear seats have a double folding operation, offering up a totally flat load area.

As is the tradition with Hyundai, the Tucson comes with a very high standard equipment list. All models feature six airbags, anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, power steering, traction control, air conditioning (climate control on CDX models), electric sunroof, double folding 60/40 split rear seats, CD player, alloy wheels and roof rails.

CDX models have in addition: cruise control, leather seat facings, electric heated door mirrors, heated front seats and metal grain centre console.

The Tucson comes with Hyundai’s five year unlimited mileage fully transferable warranty – and joins the only 4x4 range with a manufacturer-backed warranty for a full five years.

Hyundai expects to sell around 3,500 examples in the UK in 2005, while worldwide sales are expected to reach 200,000 units by 2006.

Full price list
Tucson 2.0 16v GSI £14,995
Tucson 2.0 CRTD GSI £15,995
Tucson 2.0 CRTD GSI auto £16,995
Tucson 2.0 16v CDX £16,195
Tucson 2.0 CRTD CDX £17,195
Tucson 2.0 CRTD CDX auto £18,195
Tucson 2.7 V6 CDX £18,695

Published : 29/07/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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