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Hyundai unveils the all-new Tucson compact SUV

 Published 12th January 2021
General Guides  New Launches 

If you're getting ready to switch to your next lease car you might be interested to hear Hyundai has just revealed its all-new, fourth generation Tucson compact SUV.

There have been more than seven million Tucsons introduced to the world's roads since the first-generation model launched in 2004, making it the company's best selling SUV. That many people can't be wrong.

The all-new Tucson is a bit of a revolution for Hyundai offering an updated design combined with even more state-of-the-art technology. Thanks to sportier and more dynamic proportions made possible by the new platform it sits on, the all-new Tucson manages a very modern look with all the comfort and practicality you'd expect. The new Hyundai Tucson will be available in three trim levels and five drivetrain options and is available to order from 07 January 2021.

The new Tucson range comprises three high-specification models:

  • SE Connect,
  • Premium, and
  • Ulimate.

Tucson SE Connect features

The entry-level SE Connect trim includes exterior details such as 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, and body-coloured bumpers. Interior features include dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera, and the usual range of active safety systems including collision warning, speed limit assist, lane keep assist and much more. You also get a 10.25-inch supervision cluster and 10.25-inch AVN screen, through which the driver can access Hyundai's Bluelink connected car services that encompass Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and a new User Profile feature. Drivers can also locate their vehicle, lock and unlock it remotely, or view the car's fuel level remotely, via the Bluelink app.

Tucson Premium features

The Premium range adds bigger wheels, LED headlamps, ambient interior lighting, heated front seats and heated steering wheel, smart adaptive cruise control with stop go function, front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera, and smart key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button. It also includes a KRELL premium audio system with eight-speakers and a subwoofer, as well as a wireless smartphone charging pad.

Tucson Ultimate features

Upgrades on the range-topping Ultimate trim include 19-inch wheels, satin chrome door mouldings, leather seat trim with electric adjustment to driver and front passenger seats – both with heat and ventilation function, and driver's seat position memory function. Ultimate trim also includes heated rear seats, three-zone climate control with separate rear-seat control, panoramic sunroof with front section electric tilt and slide function, and a smart electric tailgate.

If that isn't enough for you there's also a ‘Tech Pack' option that includes Electronic Control Suspension (ECS), Around View Monitor (AVM) and Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM). On Hybrid models, the Tech Pack also includes Remote Smart Park Assist to aid parking in confined or difficult spaces. There is also a sporty N Line trim to follow next year if you want to wait for that one.

hyundai tucson 2021 rear

Greater range of Tucson powertrains, including plug-in

Under the skin the all-new Tucson also offers more electrified powertrain options than any rival in the compact SUV segment. This is going to be the main reason why the Tucson is likely to be a success. At launch there are hybrid and mild hybrid options available, with a plug-in hybrid option from next spring. All use Hyundai's 1.6-litre petrol ‘SmartStream' efficient turbocharged internal combustion engine.

Until the plug-in hybrid arrives there will be a choice of four drivetrains. The entry-level option uses just the 150bhp, 1.6-litre petrol engine to power the new Tucson via a six-speed manual transmission. There are two 48v mild-hybrid options, both producing the same 150bhp but slightly more efficiently, fitted to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed, dual clutch transmission. The last option is a more powerful version offering 180bhp from the same mild-hybrid, the seven-speed DCT and four wheel drive.

The plug-in hybrid offers even more with the 1.6-litre T-GDi ‘SmartStream' engine paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 13.8 kWh battery. Combined, the petrol engine and electric motor deliver around 265bhp and 350Nm of torque.

Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK, said:

“We have taken a radical new direction with the styling of the all-new Tucson highlighted by its unique light architecture, but this compact SUV retains the characteristics that made its forebears so popular. There are many new technologies to enhance comfort and safety, as standard. The much-anticipated plug-in hybrid variant and sporty N Line trim will arrive next year, helping the Tucson retain its status as one of our most popular models.”

Who are we to argue with that? The Hyundai Tucson is already a good car. The new design, technology, and efficient engine options is just another reason to pick up the phone and make sure you're at the top of the list for your new Tucson lease .

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