Review Hyundai Tucson III – An Adult Emergence

Unveiling third generation Tucson in Geneva Auto show alongside glamour like Audi R8 and McLaren P1 GTR would have been a tough and calculated decision by Hyundai. Hyundai has completely remodelled its new Tucson apparition. It has gone adult, sporty, and muscular with a completely new look.

The remodelling is such that this new model is quite distinguishable from its second generation car. The bold new look has gone bigger, sportier, and mature. It has been redesigned to appeal both the mature and young audience.

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Review Hyundai Tucson III – The Body

As per Hyundai’s claim the groundwork is completely new and the Germany as well as California design teams have marvelled themselves. And as of now, the car will be christened with the name Tucson in all the global markets.

The frameworks have overall gone wider and longer with the roofline a tad lower. Review Hyundai Tucson III yourself to see that the wide stance gives it a squarely set appearance. The front fascia looks bold and mean. The hood has clear chiselled lines, giving it an angular look. The two sets of LED lights are classic. The horizontally placed top light is perched right on the outset of the hood. Another set of LED lights are on the lower bumper and they resemble eye slits of a big cat. The large hexagonal grill in front has chrome embellishment which looks cool. On the side panels the wheel arches are wider and there is some distancing done between the A pillars and the hood which makes the hood longer. In the rear the combination of the sleeker LED lights and low lying bumper makes it look mature. The wheels have new arced spokes which make them look bigger.

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The Belly – Review Hyundai Tucson III

The inside styling is done by the California design centre and they have done their job well. The innards are adorned with wine red colored leather and some fine soft to touch materials. The space has increased due to wide wheel base and increase in length and width of the car, giving more space to its passengers and cargo. The rear seats recline easily but not completely flat. Front seats have their own temperature controls.

Review Hyundai Tucson III and observer that the dashboard gets a new touchscreen which is embellished with metal frame and the control interface is HVAC. It is compatible with both Android and Apple interfaces.

Drive and Safety

The overhaul on the engine and drive performance is impressive too. Under its mantilla there is a choice in multitude of engines and gearbox and Hyundai has thrown in a diesel engine too. Review Hyundai Tucson III for the features such as:

  • The base model gets a 1.6 litre petrol throwing 133 bhp and paired with 6 speed manual box
  • Turbocharged 1.6 litre petrol churning out 174 hp and paired with either seven-speed dual gear box or six-speed manual
  • 2.0 litre four cylinder, direct injection engine chumming out 164 horsepower and a torque of 151 pound feet. This will be paired with six speed automatic
  • It is also coming as a hybrid option which will have 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine paired with 6 speed manual and a Lithium Ion battery

The safety features of Tucson III have a new semi self-governing brakes with three level braking, modern driver assist and other features like lane assist which will keep you in lane, back cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.

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