The new Hyundai Tucson is rugged, tough and fun. With stunning features and an aggressive look, the Hyundai Tucson for sale is definitely an SUV not to be missed. Today we not only take a closer look at the Hyundai brand, but we explore the models offered in the Hyundai Tucson 2016 range.
A look at the Hyundai Brand
The Korean brand Hyundai is known for progressive, reliable and sturdy offerings. Founded in Seoul in 1946, the company explored various avenues and became known for its work in shipbuilding, infrastructure and consumer electronics.
Out of the Hyundai group came the Hyundai Motor Company, which was founded in 1967. Its first car rolled off the production line in 1976 and now, the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group produces around four million cars and various vehicles each year.
With manufacturing plants across the world, from India, the USA, as well as joint ventures in Africa, China and Turkey, as well as more than 55 000 employees, Hyundai has become renowned for its cars and offerings over the years.
As one of the largest automotive corporations in the world, ranking fifth, Hyundai is dedicated to research and development, to improve its cars and technology, as and where possible.
As for Hyundai’s presence in Southern Africa you can find over 80 Hyundai dealerships, in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, all maintaining Hyundai’s promise of quality and service.
A step forward with the new Tucson
Hyundai recently launched the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, it promises experiences and adventures galore, as its built to withstand various terrain and climates.
If you’re a Hyundai fan and you have been looking for, or thinking about, getting an SUV, then this is one of the best options. It’s powerful, sleek, fast and can handle itself a range of situations.
The Hyundai Tucson for sale features either the 2.0-litre NU Petrol engine or 1.6 GDI turbo-petrol engine, depending on which model you go for, and each offers a powerful boost. This coupled, with the 6-speed transmissions, or the new 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission, if you choose the Tucson GDI Elite, makes for a thrilling drive, all the while maximising fuel efficiency.
Looking for a Tucson for sale? Then you’ll want to experience all that the new Hyundai has to offer.
Design and exterior of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson
From its noticeable and rugged design, chrome touches, sleek angles and distinctive features, the models in the Hyundai Tucson 2016 range are eye catching and striking.
It’s available in a range of colours, from Platinum Silver, Pepper Grey, Sepia Topaz, Phantom Black, Pure White, Ara Blue and many more. Allowing you to customise it exactly as you would like to.
The new Hyundai Tucson grill design is a prominent feature and adds a distinctive edge to the Tucson. This coupled, with various additions, including the rear spoiler, sunroof and hands free smart liftgate, mean you can enjoy and upgrade it to suit all of your needs.
While many of the features can be found across the range, the Tucson Elite is little different as it features a panoramic sunroof, blind spot detection and a wind deflector. You’ll find LED daytime running lights, and many more features as a standard on all models.
The Hyundai Tucson’s Interior
All interior elements of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson are ergonomically designed to allow for the most comfortable drive. You’ll find a host of features including a 5-inch colour touchscreen system, steering mounted audio controls, a Bluetooth, hands free system as well as a rearview camera and range of other technology to ensure a smooth and safe journey.
The variations of the Hyundai Tucson for sale differs slightly, you’ll find electronic seats for the driver and passenger in the Elite and Executive models, which you can control with the touch of a button, while the others have ergonomically designed seats to maximise comfort and support.
The 5-inch colour touchscreen system and Bluetooth, hands free system work alongside each other to provide a safe and hands free driving experience. While the audio system has USB, AUX, and iPod options, allowing you to enjoy a host of music, your way.
The steering mounted audio control allow you to change songs, control the station and blast your music on a long drive.
Technology in the Tucson
The new Tucson has a range of features and technology to help make every drive an enjoyable, and safe one.
You’ll find the rear park assist useful in any situation where the parking spot is trickier than usual. The camera is activated when you start to reverse and shows the ideal route and way to park. If that isn’t enough, the four rear sensors will help in case of any possible obstructions or obstacles.
The Tucson for sale also offers a hands free smart liftgate feature, allowing you to pack and unpack with ease. If the proximity key is within a few metres of the car for longer than three second, it’ll automatically open the boot and allow you to offload, without having to fumble for your keys.
You’ll also find blind spot detection, which is exclusive to the Tucson Elite. Using sensors, it keeps track of the blind spot and lets you know if anything is heading your way.
All of the features of the new Hyundai Tucson allow you to get the most of out of driving and everyday activities.
Safety in the 2016 Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson has a 5-star EURO NCAP as well as a host of safety features that include ABS, EBD, auto locking doors, LED daytime running lights and much more.
The LED daytime running lights offer maximum safety in a range of conditions, with the lights, shining the way forward.
The auto locking doors are set in motion when you reach 15km/h, and ensure, that even if you forget to lock them, your new Hyundai Tucson is a step ahead.
The Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution systems help in the handling and performance. This allows you to drive comfortably and have complete control when making your way through a host of terrain; knowing that you’ll be able handle it thanks to the stabilising systems.
It also features six airbags, which can be found around the driver’s seat, passenger’s seat and also include side and curtain airbags, ensuring everyone in the vehicle is protected.
Performance Specs of the new Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson 2016 editions offer power, performance and a great stance on the road. The various models come with either a 2.0-litre NU Petrol Engine or a 1.6 GDI turbo-petrol engine, each offering a range of power and torque outputs for your various needs, on and off the road.
Interested in getting your hands on a Hyundai Tucson for sale? Then this handy specifications table is ideal to help in making that choice.
Performance Specifications of the Hyundai Tucson 2016 Models
|Hyundai Tucson Executive||Tucson Premium||Tucson Elite|
|Engine||Turbopetrol, 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder||Nu 2.0||Nu 2.0|
|Power||130kW @ 5500rpm||115KW @ 6200rpm||115KW @ 6200rpm|
|Torque||265Nm @ 4500rpm||196Nm @ 4000rpm||196Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed manual||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
So how does it compare to other SUV’s in its class? The new Hyundai Tucson come out well when stacked up with similar SUVS, such as the Nissan Qashqai, the VW Tiguan, Ford Kuga and more.
All of the offerings are great for both on and off the road and allow you to make the switch from city to mountain roads and passes with ease. Each of the various SUVS are notable for their design, power and performance.
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a surprisingly powerful performer and that, coupled with its attractive price point significantly less than many of the comparable SUVS, make it a truly appealing option if you are looking for an SUV that can handle both city and off road demands.
You’ll also find a 5-year or a 150 000km warranty on your Tucson, meaning you can enjoy and explore, with peace of mind knowing you are covered, should anything go wrong.
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