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2022 Hyundai Tucson now available as a hybrid

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Hyundai has revealed its new Tucson, a dynamic addition to the mid-size SUV segment. This first in its class fuel-efficient hybrid version, the latest, most dynamic, innovative, and competitive version, reflects a great combination of advanced design and technology, performance, internal space, and exterior design.اضافة اعلان

The car is the latest incarnation of Hyundai's best-selling car worldwide is slated to continue the success of its predecessors. It is available with distinct interesting details to meet customer needs and offer a unique and enjoyable driving experience.

The new car design is based on the identity of the Sensory Sports Design of Hyundai, the sporty SUV. Exterior design reflects elegance; big features are the LED front lights, very attractive when operated at night, and a sleek overall silhouette that embodies the strong SUV look.

The bold side lines and the background wheels are in line with the sports appearance of the car, with the unique design of the rear, while the large wheels complement the overall shape. The design of the lights in the back adds optical value.


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The internal cabin has been developed with safety and comfort in mind. With this fourth generation of Tucson, Hyundai reached new heights. The interior design, the quality of the material, the look and feel are of a higher level, as is the dash board, with its arched shape and digital screens.

The new touch-screen interface, which is 10.25 inch wide, provides a smart navigation process; it can be customized to meet customer needs. A multi-device Bluetooth connection is available. In addition, there are 64 colors of surround ambient lighting, which can be changed to different levels of brightness.

The driver and passengers can benefit from a wide range of advanced technologies with Tucson, which offers an unprecedented user experience. The new Tucson also comes with a very advanced air-conditioning system that cleans and distributes cold and warm air with ease. Other key features that come with Tucson include seat heating and cooling, available in higher trims, the smart key system in one touch, one wireless phone charger, the BOSE distinctive sound system, and a spacious panoramic roof.


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From a dimension point of view, Tucson is 4,500mm longer, 1,865mm wide, and 1998mm higher than before; it has 1,000mm of available interior headroom, the highest in its segment. The Tucson comes with ample rear loading space, according to the VDA standards. It also comes with a selection of engines -- gasoline, diesel or hybrid -- all praised as strong.

The Smart Stream gasoline engine comes with a 2.0 156ps/6,200 rpm option, a torque of 200 nm/4,500 rpm; another option is the 1.6T-GDI, 180 horse power achieved at 5,50 RPM, a maximum torque of 280 nm/4,500 rpm.

The SmartStream D 2.0 diesel engine has a more powerful performance: a high capacity of 190 horsepower/6100 rpm and a torque of 425 nm/4000 RPM. A SmartStream diesel engine is also available as a 1.6 liter that provides a maximum power of 136 hp/4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 330 nm at 1,500-4,5,005 rpm.

The most important version, the A hybrid electrical model, will also be available with the SmartStream 1.6T engine that provides both fuel efficiency and energy, a maximum power of 230 horsepower at 5500 rpm, and a maximum torque of 350 nm.



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The new Tucson also has the strong all-wheel performance of a real SUV, with HTRAC, a four-wheel drive system that enables the driver to deal with the most difficult driving conditions.

Hyundai uses its own SmartSense technology, which has more than one advanced safety and driver assistance technology; blind spot detection, front collision warning, and emergency brakes are all included, while several airbags ensure a level of safety never seen before in this segment.

The new Tucson came a long way since the first generation was launched, in 2002. The fourth generation is an all-round improvement. It is evident that it was not developed to be just another affordable SUV. 

FUN FACT
The Tucson hybrid is the first hybrid in its class

GOOD
New Hyundai design, better performance, modern tech.

BAD
High cost of extra features.

AUTHOR’S RATING
8/10

BODY TYPE
C segment SUV hybrid

ENGINE:
4-cylinder, 1.6 gasoline engine, GDI, electric motor, lithium ion battery

TRANSMISMISSION
6 speed Automatic transmission. Front wheel drive/HTRAC

ENGINE POWER
Horse power: 229hp/Torque: 350Nm

TOP SPEED
Km/h: 250
0 to 100km/h: 10.3

Fuel Consumption
Combined 6.5L/100km

DIMENSIONS
Length 4,630mm
Width 1,865mm
Height 1,665mm
Wheelbase 2,755mm
Curb weight 1,656kg

PRICE
Starting from JD29,500

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