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Brand New Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Hybrid 230 SE Connect 5dr 2WD Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" super vision instrument cluster10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation with mapcare and live services
Apple car play/Android AutoBluetooth system
Digital clockDrive mode selector
Driver attention warningE-call
Emergency stop signalling systemForward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) - Car, Pedestrian and Cycle
Intelligent speed limit assistLane follow assist
Lane keep assistPAS
Rear parking sensorsRev counter
Reversing cameraRoll over sensor
Tailgate open warning lightTrip computer
Trip odometerVoice recognition
Water temperature gaugeWindscreen washer fluid sensor and warning indicator

Entertainment

2 front and 2 rear speakers with 2 tweetersDAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controlsUSB connections in front and rear

Exterior Features

3rd brake lightAdjustable intermittent front windscreen wipers with aero wiper blade
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlights with dusk sensorAutomatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Body colour exterior door handlesElectric front windows with anti-trap mechanism and one touch control
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable, heated and power folding door mirrors
Follow me home headlightsFront fog lights
Halogen projector headlightsHigh beam assist
LED daytime running lightsLED rear lights
Positioning Lights - LEDPrivacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe settingRoof rails
Tinted glass with windscreen shade bandTrailer stability assist

Interior Features

12V power outlets in front console and luggage compartment40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable head restraints (Up and down)Cloth upholstery
Cupholders in rear armrestDoor courtesy lights
Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated LED vanity mirrorsDriver's seat electric lumbar support
Driver's seat manual height adjustDual zone climate control
Front and rear door pocketsFront armrest with storage box
Front door pocket bottle holdersFront passenger seat lumbar adjustment
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated/air conditioned glove compartment
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seatsLeather wrapped steering wheel
Luggage area underfloor compartmentLuggage compartment lighting
Luggage coverLuggage hooks
Manual height adjustable front passenger seatMap and reading lights
Retractable load coverSunglasses holder

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsActive bonnet
Airbag - Front, front side, curtain and centre front airbagsAnti-lock brake system
Brake assist functionChildproof rear door locks
Downhill brake controlElectric parking brake with auto hold function
Electronic stability controlFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag deactivation switchFront seatbelt pretensioners
Hill start assist control (HAC)Multi-Collision braking
Outer rear seatbelt height adjustmentSeatbelt height adjustment for front seats
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display - TPMS

Security

AlarmDeadlocks
ImmobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote control central lockingSpeed sensitive auto door locking

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh1.5Battery TypeLithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb127

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio10.5 : 1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75.6Cylinders - Stroke (mm)89
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium4.7WLTP - MPG - Comb50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High42.2WLTP - MPG - High58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low49.6WLTP - MPG - Medium60.1

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power230Coin DescriptionTGDi 230 Hybrid
Coin SeriesSE ConnectGeneration Mark4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8Engine Power - BHP230
Engine Power - KW169Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed120

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/65 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/65 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1651Length4500
Wheelbase2680Width1865

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)52Gross Vehicle Weight2175
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1795Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)616
Max. Loading Weight611Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1650Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1564No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid HEV

Hyundai's fourth generation Tucson mid-sized SUV has a smarter look and feel - and a very clever Hybrid engine. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Hyundai has almost fully electrified the engine line-up used with its fourth generation Tucson mid-sized SUV, but you'll need a full-Hybrid powerplant of some kind to see a real efficiency benefit. Probably the one used in this front-driven Hybrid HEV variant.

Background

For some time now, the established brands have been unable to ignore Hyundai - and they certainly won't be able to ignore this fifth generation version of its Tucson mid-sized SUV. The Tucson has yet to break into the top five sellers in its class, where cars like Nissan's Qashqai, Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford's Kuga tend to dominate, and it isn't going to unless it dresses itself in a form that's going to make people really sit up and take notice. Well this 'NX4'-series MK4 model certainly does that. This fourth generation model offers a token conventionally powered unit at the foot of the range, but otherwise everything on offer is in some way electrified: mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid - take your pick. It's the full-Hybrid HEV version we try here.

Driving Experience

For electrified engine technology that'll really make a difference to your Tucson, you'll need some sort of full-Hybrid powertrain, your options for that beginning with the 2WD-only HEV Hybrid model we look at here. With this variant, a 'Prius'-style self-charging petrol/electric engine working with a 6-speed auto gearbox is mated to a 60PS electric motor powered by a 1.49kWh battery, which provides sufficient extra urge to this powertrain's combined power output to 230PS. Enough to deliver a 62mph sprint stat of 8s and a top speed of 120mph. Although the battery on offer in a Tucson HEV isn't very big, it's very good at constantly replenishing itself with regenerative energy, so that much of the time in town travel, you'll be able to cruise through the urban sprawl in a dignified silence. You can leave the powertrain to do its own thing, or use the centre console HEV/EV button to make your own choice between full-Hybrid or full-Electric motion - though the latter won't last for very long. You might not be quite so impressed out of town. The self-charging full-Hybrid system adds 73kgs of weight, enough to see a well equipped Tucson HEV model tipping the scales at nearly 1.7-tonnes. Combining that with the electric motor's relatively feeble output can only have only one result: a frequent propensity for the 1.6 T-GDi petrol unit to kick in (sometimes quite vocally) virtually all the time in usual driving. Once it has, should there be a need for more urgent forward thrust, then a prod of the throttle is accompanied by a pleasing initial stab of electrified torque, but this doesn't last for long because torque is more restricted than it would be with a comparably-powerful diesel-engined rival.

Design and Build

There's little to differentiate this HEV Hybrid Tucson variant from other derivatives in the range. This fourth generation 'NX4'-series model, based on the previous Vision T concept, has represented what Hyundai calls 'a design revolution'. Even Hyundai's European exterior Design Chief Eduardo Ramires admits it's 'quite brave'. 'We felt free to innovate' he says, hence the bold grille with its 'Parametric Hidden Lights'. This designates the way that the LED headlamps and the 'jewel-like' running lights are integrated into the sides of the 3D grille and can't be distinguished from it when switched off. This MK4 model is bigger than any previous generation Tucson too, at 4.5-metres long. Complementing that are big wheels of between 17 to 19-inches in size. Inside up-front, to suit the current trend, most of the physical controls have been removed in favour of two screens, both 10.25-inches in size. One is for the instrument cluster; the other is for the centre stack and incorporates Hyundai's latest Bluelink telematics. There's decent space on the back seat - and lots of headroom. The boot is hardly compromised at all in this HEV form, with a 616-litre capacity that's just 4-litres less than the base un-electrified 1.6 T-GDi model. The MHEV Mild Hybrid variant, in contrast, only offers 577-litres and the Plug-in version is 558-litres.

Market and Model

From launch, the full-Hybrid version of this mid-sized SUV was priced in the £32,500 to £37,500 bracket, offered only in front-driven form and available across five trim levels - 'SE Connect', 'N Line', 'N Line S', 'Premium' and top 'Ultimate'. This model's two key rivals are Honda's CR-V and Toyota's RAV4: those two models these days only come in self-charging full-Hybrid form. All Tucson HEV models include lots of kit. Tick off roof rails, auto headlamps and wipers, LED tail lights, cruise control, Hyundai's 'Drive Mode Select' drive mode system, rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass and an alarm. Plus a wide range of camera safety features too. Standard cabin items include a rear view camera and dual zone climate control, plus you can also tick off an auto-dimming rear view mirror and powered lumbar support for the driver's seat. Along of course with plenty of media tech. The standard GPS system works on a 10.25-inch 'Touchscreen Satellite Navigation' display screen that includes Hyundai's Mapcare and 'LIVE' traffic services. In addition, there's the usual 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring features; a DAB audio system with a couple of front and rear speakers, plus two tweeters; and a 'Bluelink' connectivity section, offering a calendar, weather info and a vehicle diagnostics menu. Through the leather-stitched multi-function steering wheel, you view a 'Supervision Instrument Cluster Screen', also 10.25-inch in size, that can be customised with individual drive mode layouts and various informational features. Features specific to the base 'SE Connect'-grade of trim include 17-inch alloy wheels and Halogen projector headlamps.

Cost of Ownership

The efficiency figures reveal that Hyundai's MHEV mild hybrid tech gives you hardly any benefit over the standard version of the brand's 1.6 TGDi petrol engine. It all merely illustrates what we've been saying for some time, which is that mild hybrid tech doesn't really have much to offer the modern motorist. To start seeing more of an efficiency benefit, you'll need a full-Hybrid engine - one that is able to run independently on battery power. The HEV self-charging unit fitted to the Hybrid petrol model can certainly do that. Though not for very long, thanks to the combination of a near-1.7-tonne kerb weight, a relatively feeble 60PS electric motor and the small size of the 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack that powers it. Still, this front-driven HEV model's efficiency showing - 49.6mpg combined and 127g/km of CO2 - is much better than you'd get from a diesel rival, even a more feebly-powered one. A Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI DSG model with just 150PS for instance (80PS less than a Tucson HEV), manages up to 46.3mpg and a smoky 160g/km - with a higher tax exposure, running on pricier fuel. These days, unless you're planning to tow with your mid-sized SUV, it's really hard to make a case for choosing a diesel with it - and those figures clearly illustrate just why. With a full-Hybrid engine, it's all good.

Summary

Hyundai still has to work out a way to make all Tucson variants - including this one - ride and handle with the polish common to the best of this car's mid-sized SUV rivals. The marque also needs more of a brand identity, though with future models all now slated, like this one, to carry a more distinct and individual personality, it seems likely that the days when people primarily chose a Hyundai merely on the basis of price and value will soon be behind us. And if you're looking for efficiency, then this HEV Hybrid model has far more to offer than its MHEV Mild Hybrid range stablemate. Overall, there's no doubt that this Korean maker has turned quite a corner here - a switch from delivering the kind of mid-sized SUV you might need to providing one you might genuinely really want. Which of course, as every modern brand knows, makes all the difference in the world in such an over-crowded segment. The Tucson model line needed a bit of a spark to really ignite its appeal. Well that's been delivered here - in every sense.

Performance
70%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£319
Deposit£3000
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate1.6%
Cash price£31,070
Arnold Clark deposit£2250
Credit amount£25,820
Guaranteed future value£12,941.28
Total amount payable£33,503.28
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.5p per mile
Representative APR3.1%
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