Hyundai Tucson 3rd Generation
Hyundai the sister company of KIA has evolved nicely from making/producing low priced vehicles to high quality stylish vehicles including SUV’s, Sedans & Hatchbacks. Hyundai Tucson is in production since 2004 while currently 3rd generation of vehicle selling around the globe which was launched back in 2015. The major facelift done to Tucson in 2019 with many prominent changes to its exterior and interior design and features. Hyundai Company is not new for Pakistani market, it also stand among the old companies in Pakistan like Toyota, Suzuki and Honda, it used to assemble car until 2004 but due to bankrupt of its partner Dewan Farroque Motors Hyundai was helpless to leave but now after 13 years of wait Hyundai has returned back with a very strong partner Nishat Mills which is the subsidiary of Nishat Group.
In Pakistan Currently five vehicles of Hyundai available with price tag ranging from 45 lacks PKR to 190 lacks PKR, vehicles includes Hyundai Santa fe GLS, Grand Starex, Hyundai H-100 porter, Hyundai Ioniq and finally the Tucson.
Trims & Variants:
Tucson was displayed by Nishat in 2017 during ground breaking ceremony of official launch but officially company unveiled and Launched Hyundai Tucson on 10-august-2020 via digital online event streamed to selected audience due to covid-19 epidemic. Internationally Hyundai Tucson is available in about 5 different variants but in Pakistan two variants of Tucson has launched including front wheel drive GLS sport and All wheel Drive ultimate with price tag of 49 lacs and 54 lacs but right after a day of launch Hyundai increased the prices of Tucson and currently FWD GLS sport is available in 51 lacs PKR whereas AWD ultimate is available for 56 lacks PKR.
Both the variants of Tucson are equipped with 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder engine and have tremendous list of features including tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, adjustable front seats, ABS brakes, stability control etc (Complete list) but the major differences are; AWD ultimate equipped with hands free tail gate system, leather seats and have 8 way adjustable option with 2 way lumbar support both for driver and front passenger while GLS sport is FWD while having fabric seats and 8 way adjustable seats with lumbar support only for driver.
Engine & Power:
As mentioned earlier both the variants are equipped with 2.0 liter 4 inline cylinder engine that generates 155 hp@6200 rpm with maximum torque of 196nm@4000rpm paired with six speeds automatic transmission.
Performance & fuel economy:
International version of Tucson produces 164hp with 2.0 liter engine which is now upgraded to 2.4 liter engine with 181hp but as per review and tests done by caranddriver the 2.0 liter engine didn’t deliver the best performance especially in terms of acceleration while the fuel economy of Tucson is also average in the segment which is 11-12 kilometres per liter (matches the EPA mentioned by company).
Ride Quality & comfort:
Happiness of car passengers, driver or customers is directly proportional to comfort and security provide inside it. Heater, air conditioner, cup holder, coat hanger, front-rear arm rest, relining and sliding front seats are primitive needs has been effectuate by Hyundai to sustain comfort level on top with more addition in comfort. Ride quality of Hyundai Tucson is much better without any doubt, as compared to the past models, suspensions are better tuned which handles larger bumps so smoothly and comfortably. Handling of vehicle is not extra ordinary sporty but it is competitive in its segment. Well weighted steering wheel and less body roll provides the confidence while changing the direction. It gives smooth, comfortable and well composed ride despite of having high center of gravity. Sport variant gives little improvement for sporty behavior but that is not enough to surpass or to fight against the major rivals in the class.
Exterior Design & features:
This Hyundai Tucson is a SUV body type car have most fantastic look for their customers with exterior available in eight beautiful eye catching colors. Overall length and width of car is 4480 mm and 1850 mm with astonishing body shape. Current Model of Tucson was face lifted in 2019 with new redesigned front grille having four horizontal chrome bars while the rear of the vehicle not much changed but quite similar to the previous models. Moreover there have been added LED head lamps, tail lamps and day time running lights on the front. On rear side of car there is present height mount stop lamp and single stainless steel exhaust. All body of car made using clear coat paint that same body paint applied on door handlers, mirrors and bumpers whole car look one master piece. For more details and complete list of the features please visit: Complete details
Interior design & features:
As for the interior room the Hyundai AWD Tucson 2020 has 31 cubic-feet of space with rear seats in place. The legroom for rear passengers is 38.2 inches and for front ones it is 41 inches. The Hyundai Tuscon design is clearly focused on passenger space rather than the cargo space which is actually good because it is more practical. The comfort of Tucson also lives up to the expectation with comfy padded spots for possible passenger encounter with interior sides in the SUV. Hyundai Tuscon 2020 comes with a four year warranty or 10,0000 kilometres. Complete details
Just like the exterior, interior has received prominent changes with new interior layout having fabric and leather seats as per variant. Interior is available with dual tone color scheme and equipped with prominent features of 10.1 inches popped out touch screen multimedia system with auto link, wireless phone charging, 6 speakers premium audio system, climate control, panoramic moon roof and adjustable front seats.
Security and safety is always on top to aggrandize Hyundai brand and for the elimination of any ambiguities they have added Two air bags instead of 6 ( available in international trims), Antilock breaking system, vehicle stability management, brake assist, electronic stability control, Downhill brake control, Hill start assist control, Electronic parking brake, Immobilizer, parking camera & auto cruise control.
Hyundai Tucson AWD Ultimate Trim: 56 Lacks PKR
Hyundai Tucson FWD Sport Trim: 51 Lacks PKR
The Hyundai Tucson might not top it in the league but it does deliver a good drive and comfort driving around the town. As for the question which trim to buy, in my opinion the Value trim makes it up for the right price and performance with bigger faster engine and handful of options. Therefore the Value trim is recommended if you opt to purchase Hyundai Tucson.