Stallion Motors, franchise owner of Hyundai Motors Nigeria has unveiled the all new third-generation 2016 Tucson SUV that combines technology practicality.
The model now replaces the iX35 to rival Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4, Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage, Skoda Yeti, Renault Duster, Ford Escape, and Mazda CX3.
The car, available in Elegance and Evolution variants has been redesigned from ground up with a brand new chassis, offers a step up from its predecessor and boasted of distinctive styling and tremendous features.
The Hyundai Tucson’s powertrain offerings is enhanced with top efficient Nu engine family 2.0-litre direct-injection four-cylinder engine with 164 brake horsepower (bph) and 151 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The six-speed automatic offers SHIFTRONIC™ manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for higher fuel economy at highway speeds.
The EPA fuel economy for the 2.0L 4WD model is rated at 23 (city), 31 (highway), 26 (combined). The 26-mpg combined fuel economy rating is a one-mpg improvement over the previous model.
Standard equipment on the Tucson is reasonably impressive with air-condition, alloy wheels, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB ports, 18-inch alloy wheels, child safety PR DR lock, keyless entry with burglar alarm and automatic headlights.
Available in Elegance and Evolution variants, the Evolution has optional features, including the auto Defrog system, ECM+Rear view camera, leather seats, power seats, parking assist, cruise control, privacy glass, button start (smart key), among others.
Hyundai Motors’ Nigeria head of Sales and Marketing, Jatin Nadkarni, said that the new Tucson has plenty of cabin space for five adults and ample boot capacity than most rivals in the mid-sized SUV segment.
Tucson’s second-row of the five-passenger interior has similarly improved in size and sophistication with a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and lumbar support.
Also noteworthy is the Tucson’s near flat-folding rear seats and dual-level cargo floor allowing ample space to store consignment underneath the floor.
“In fact, four six-footers won’t have any trouble getting comfortable in the Tucson – thanks to a roomy cabin that’s top of the class space-wise,” Nadkarni said.