Hyundai Tucson 2018

Hyundai Tucson 2018

Hyundai’s popular Tucson SUV has been given upgraded powertrains, a solid facelift, new design wheels and a revised interior.

There’s a strong emphasis on infotainment and safety technology. Every 2019 Tucson has more standard equipment than the preceding model.

A new entry level model has been released and features the interesting tag of Tucson Go.

The tablet-style multimedia system is standard across the Tucson range including access to both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Tucson Active X has additional features including leather interior trim, an 8-inch satellite navigation system with live traffic and lifetime map updates, Infinity Premium Audio, rear park assist and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Hyundai Tucson has a new eight-speed automatic beside the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with all-wheel-drive. This powertrain is offered in each of the four model grades.

A 2.0-litre petrol is sold in Tucson Go, Active X and Elite, and a 1.6-litre turbo petrol is offered in the Elite and Highlander grades.

Hyundai Tucson 2018

The 2019 Tucson Elite has added safety features and now provides Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW).

Note that Hyundai’s e SmartSense pack is an option on Tucson Go and Active models with automatic transmission. It has Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).

Hyundai Tucson 2018

As before, the Tucson benefits from a specific suspension and steering calibration honed to suit Australian driving conditions and drivers’ desires.

Go 2.0 GDi 2WD: $28,150 (six-speed manual), $30,650 (six-speed automatic)
ActiveX 2.0 GDi 2WD: $31,350 (six-speed manual), $33,850 (six-speed automatic)
Elite 2.0 GDi 2WD: $37,850 (six-speed automatic)
Elite 1.6 T-GDI AWD: $40,850 (seven-speed DCT)
Go 2.0 CRDi AWD: $35,950 (eight-speed automatic)
ActiveX 2.0 CRDi AWD: $39,150 (eight-speed automatic)
Elite 2.0 CRDi AWD: $43,150 (eight-speed automatic)
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Hyundai for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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