2012 Hyundai Tucson | new car review

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 by

Based on the Elantra platform as the Kia Sportage, the Tucson was completely redesigned for 2012 and is longer and lighter than the previous generation model. Under the skin it gets an updated suspension system and claims better handling and ride along with more interior space.

The is available with two inline-4 engine options in the Middle East; a 2-litre and a 2.4-litre. The smaller 2-litre engine produces 167bhp and 197Nm of torque while the bigger 2.4-litre engine produces 180bhp and 226Nm of torque. Both these engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The entry-level 2-litre variant is front wheel drive with all other being all-wheel-drive.

Standard features on the 2-litre variants include a fully adjustable steering column, power windows, power mirrors, roof rack, USB and AUX input and front fog lamps. The top of the line 15A GLS variant gets 18-inch alloy wheels while the base and the mid level variants get 17-inch alloy wheels. Leather upholstery is standard equipment on the top of the line variants. The 2.4-litre variants get similar standard features like the 2-litre variants but the top of the line variant comes with power folding mirrors.

All 2-litre variants get a single airbag and ABS as standard. The top two 2.4-litre variants get two airbags and all of them get ABS as standard.




12 GL: AED 66,500 (4×2)
14 GL: AED 71,000
14A GL: AED 73,500
15A GLS: AED 84,500


16GL: AED 73,000
16A GL: AED 75,500
17A GLS: AED 87,000
18B GLS: AED 92,500


Max power:
166bhp at 6200rpm
Max torque: 197Nm at 4600rpm

Max power:
180bhp at 6000rpm
Max torque: 227Nm at 4000rpm


6-speed automatic

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