Hyundai Tucson launched

2015 Hyundai Tucson frontThe All-new Hyundai Tucson SUV launches today ahead of its 1 August on-sale date, bringing class-leading dynamics, design, refinement and value to the Australian medium SUV segment. Revamped from the ground up, and priced from a highly competitive $27,990 MLP, the All-new Tucson is the global successor to the highly popular ix35.

Longer and wider than ix35, All-new Tucson moves up to the ‘Medium SUV’ category in the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry’s (FCAI’s) vehicle classification, thanks to its larger footprint. It is 65mm shorter than a Mazda CX-5, for example, yet has more front and rear leg and hip room and 85 litres more boot space with the rear seats in place.

2015 Hyundai Tucson front

This ambitious, high-tech vehicle sets its aim squarely at Australia’s medium SUV class leaders. All-new Tucson combines a sleek, sporty new look with new technology and convenience features and high-tech safety equipment. Customers also benefit from exceptionally high standards of refinement and NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) suppression.

2015 Hyundai Tucson front

All-new Tucson highlights include:

  • Apple CarPlay connectivity (from September)
  • Three-mode Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Proximity Smart Key and Smart Power Tailgate
  • LED headlights with static bending lights
  • Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Advanced Traction Cornering Control
  • Reversing camera standard across the range
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  •  7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
  • Turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine (shared with Veloster SR Turbo)

Inside, All-new Tucson is larger in all key dimensions – its interior is roomy, uncluttered and ergonomically advanced. All four trim grades are well equipped and, in keeping with Hyundai’s Modern Premium philosophy, interior surfaces and controls now use high-quality soft-touch materials and finishes.

All-new Tucson boasts a stiff and safe body structure that ensures enhanced levels of occupant protection and exemplary dynamic responsiveness.

2015 Hyundai Tucson front

The four-tier Tucson range offers front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, four engines and three transmissions. Significantly, Elite and Highlander models adopt a retuned version of Hyundai’s Gamma 1.6T GDi engine – the potent direct-injection turbocharged powerplant shared with its Veloster SR coupe stablemate.

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Chloe has followed her passion for brand management within the industry however still keeps her hand in on the occasional weekend away camping. She still provides editorial support. She has completed a Bachelors degree in Business Studies and works for one of the automotive manufacturers. Chloe has a strong background in English in which she developed a passion for writing.Chloe has grown up with the influence of cars, first learning to drive on the farm at 11 and her interest has heightened since she gained her license. Driving a new car to school every week made her the envy of all her male friends, especially when the car was something special. Chloe has participated in a number of driving courses and brings a unique perspective that is lacking elsewhere.