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Refreshed version of Hyundai’s best seller gets updated engine line-up with tweaked look; price undercuts equivalent European diesel offerings

Hyundai's facelifted Tucson - the brand's best-seller - is priced from £21,845 in entry-level S Connect 1.6 GDI specification. 

The pricing puts slightly lower than entry-level diesel versions of the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq, which £22,970 and £22,950 respectively. The new 48-volt hybrid version of the Tucson is available exclusively with a 2.0-litre engine in Premium and Premium SE specs, and starts at £32,945. The range-topping Premium SE 48V car is £34,945. 

The brand pulled the wraps off its refreshed Hyundai Tucson earlier this year in New York, where Toyota also unveiled its Tucson rival, the 2018 RAV4, Hyundai’s best-selling model gets a revised engine line-up with the aforementioned hybrid and new 1.6-litre diesel variants, more safety features and a lightly tweaked design.

The new car comes with a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines, with each certified to Euro 6c emissions standard and claimed to offer lower CO2 output and better fuel economy as a result.

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As is the case with the pre-facelift Tucson, at the entry level is a 130bhp 1.6-litre GDi petrol, while a turbocharged T-GDi offers 175bhp. Meanwhile, the 1.7-litre diesel of today’s Tucson has been traded for a 1.6-litre with two available outputs: 113bhp and 131bhp. The existing 2.0 CRDi remains, delivering 183bhp.

Drive is sent to the front wheels as standard but all-wheel drive versions are available. A six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is offered.

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Hyundai has expanded the list of available driver assist features in the 2018 Tucson. It is offered with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist and driver attention warning technology. Buyers can add more kit, including a 360deg camera, high beam assist and adaptive cruise control.

Inside, the car comes with a 7.0in or 8.0in infotainment touchscreen, depending on the specification. A premium sound system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and wireless phone-charging come as part of an extended technical features options list, which also includes 3D satellite navigation.

The new £21,845 price is £1990 over the previous entry-level price, although a higher-spec interior and equipment upgrades can account for much of the increase. 

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xxxx 11 July 2018

Petrol bargin

A 4 pot 1.6 130hp, reasonable kit, Mid-size SUV with 7 year warranty for less than £22k sounds a bargin.  No reason why it can't eat into VAG's 1.0 offerings.

5wheels 29 March 2018

NEW ???

This has been on sale in Russia for MONTHS , not with the new engines, but body style and interiors as per NY show

K_A 28 March 2018


I like the fact that Hyundai has kept the update to a minimum while sharpening a few styling characteristics. 

The engine choices are diverse and the new eight speed automatic transmission should also make its way into the upcoming Sportage facelift.