2016 Hyundai Tucson | New Car Review
* Phenomenal styling
* Pricier than what one would expect
The design of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a progressive step in the right direction. Paying homage to its predecessors with its hexagonal grille, taut headlamps and sleek contours, the Tucson remains an instantly recognisable part of the Korean manufacturer’s line-up.
Within the cabin, the designers have gone to great lengths to give the impression of a significantly pricier offering. Dark leather and soft-touch materials embellish the dashboard and door panels while complementing the silver and piano-black trim.
Cementing its reputation for offering buyers phenomenal value for money, the 2016 Tucson is filled to the brim with features ranging from a panoramic roof to ventilated front seats, and Bluetooth telephony to an eight-inch infotainment screen.
What’s on offer?
With two engines on offer, a 1.6 litre GDI and a 2.0 litre MPI, the Tucson offers customers’ outputs of 130 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque or 153 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque. While the former bears a top speed of 182 km/h and the latter tops out at around 200 km/h, both engines direct their grunt through a six speed auto box.
The Tucson faces stiff competition from its Japanese rivals and with Nissan’s X-Trail demanding only a small premium for the fully-loaded variant, many may be turned away from the Korean at first. But having built a reputation for reliability, the Tucson is likely to draw an equal amount of attention from the public, if not more…
|Specifications||2016 Hyundai Tucson 1.6L||2016 Hyundai Tucson 2.0L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||1.6 litre / 4-cyl||2.0 litre / 4 cyl|
|Max Power |
|130 hp @ 6,200 RPM||153 hp @ 6,200 RPM|
|160 Nm @ 4,000 RPM||192 Nm @ 4,000 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed automatic||6 speed automatic|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||N/A||11.5 secs|
|Top speed||182 km/h||170 km/h|
|Price||AED 81,900||AED 99,900|