The Sports Utility Vehicle that has put Hyundai firmly on the map in South Africa and elevated it to the number four position among automotive brands in the country has been launched with an all-new design, inside and out, and it is proudly wearing the Tucson badge again.
Originally launched in 2005, the Hyundai Tucson caught the attention of South Africa SUV buyers and became a firm top-seller in the segment for several years when it was followed its successor, the ix35, in 2009.
“A total of 22 716 Tucsons were sold in South from 2005 to 2010, and the total sales for the ix35 from 2010 up to 2016 were 33 692. The overall total of 56 408 Tucson and ix35 sales is proof of the popularity of Hyundai’s SUV, and we are ready to fight for the top position in this very competitive market segment again with the new model,” says Stanley Anderson, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa.
“The Tucson model name has now been revived, and with it a new level of sophistication, quality and comfort in this compact SUV that will again make it a favourite among local buyers.”
The all-new Hyundai Tucson is introduced in South Africa in five derivatives, ranging from the entry-level Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Nu Premium with a either a manual 6-speed gearbox or automatic 6-speed transmission, to the range-topping Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Elite derivative with the 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (7DCT) and All-Wheel Drive.
In between lies the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Nu Elite, also with the 2-litre petrol engine and automatic 6-speed transmission, but with a high level of standard features. One step down in terms of standard features is the Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Executive, also with the new turbocharged 1,6-litre petrol engine, but with a manual 6-speed gearbox. The Executive offers a level of comfort and standard features that fits in between the Premium and Elite offerings.
The five derivatives in the South African line-up of the all-new Hyundai Tucson is as follows:
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Nu Premium (manual)
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Nu Premium (automatic)
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Nu Elite (automatic)
Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Executive (manual)
Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Elite DCT AWD
Hyundai’s 5-year/150 000 km manufacturer’s warranty, enhanced by the additional new groundbreaking 7-years/200 000 km drivetrain warranty, comes standard with the all-new Hyundai Tucson package, as well as roadside assistance for 5 years or 150 000 km.
All derivatives come with a 5-year/90 000 km service plan, and service intervals are spaced at 15 000 km.