2016 Hyundai Tucson prices revealed in the U.K – IAB Report
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Currently under consideration for the Indian market.
Ahead of its showroom arrival in September, Hyundai have released the pricing of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson in the U.K. The latest Tucson made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and became so popular in Hyundai’s strong markets that the company had to increase production at its factory in Ulsan, South Korea.
The British-spec Hyundai Tucson will be available in five trim levels: S, SE, SE Nav, Premium and Premium SE. Standard features in the entry level S variant (priced from £18,695) include 16-inch alloys, air conditioning, automatic headlights, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and USB & AUX support. The SE trim (starting from £20,495) adds rear parking sensors, heated front seats, larger 17-inch rims, dual-zone climate control, projector headlights with cornering function, and a Lane Keep Assist system.
As you may have guessed, the SE Nav (from £21,295) offers a sat-nav via an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display. It also adds a reverse parking camera, shark fin antenna and the company’s new Speed Limit Information System (SLIF) which detects speed-limit signs and alerts the user.
Further improving the technological quotient of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is the Premium trim (from £25,045) which features automatic wipers, rear cross traffic alert, front parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking, heated rear seats and blind spot detection as standard equipment, while other upgrades include larger 19-inch alloys and leather upholstery.
The top-of-the-line Premium SE trim (from £28,345) throws in keyless smart entry (with start/stop button), heated steering wheel, smart parking assist, electric tailgate, LED headlights, ventilated front seats and a panoramic sunroof into the brimming package.
Power the latest Hyundai Tucson comes from a choice between a 1.6-liter GDi gasoline engine delivering 132 PS, a 1.7-liter CRDi diesel with 116 PS and a 2.0-liter CRDi available in two power tunes: 136 PS and 185 PS. Transmission options include a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic and a seven-speed dual-clutch sending torque to a standard FWD system or an optional AWD setup.
For the Indian market, HMIL hasn’t confirmed the re-introduction of the Tucson, although reports suggest that the company is considering a new SUV that will be based on the Tucson’s platform. If HMIL does plan on introducing such a product, it could slot in the large gap between the Hyundai Creta and the flagship Hyunda Santa Fe, and compete against the Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Hexa.