HYUNDAI TUCSON: NEW ACTIVE VARIANT INTRODUCED

Hyundai Tucson 2018
For 2020 Hyundai has added a new Tucson Active variant, and given the others in the range additional features, with a strong emphasis on several aspects of safety.

Though the range doesn’t get a facelift as such, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active features 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-appointed steering wheel and gear knob, and a one-touch auto up/down function for the driver’s window. All of which are additional features compared with the just superseded 2019 Tucson Go models.

All Tucsons have a camera-based Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) City/Urban system with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) for automatic versions of the range-opening Active variant, and for Tucson Active X variants, as part of the Hyundai SmartSense advanced safety suite.

The Tucson Elite and Highlander feature a camera and radar-based City/Urban/ Interurban FCA system with Pedestrian Detection function.

Hyundai Tucson 2018

At speeds above 60 km/h and below 180 km/h, Driver Attention Warning (DAW) uses the windshield-mounted camera to continually monitor the vehicle’s position within the lane, whilst also tracking steering inputs, brake pedal inputs, as well as time since last break.

Should the system detect careless driving (such as sudden steering/braking inputs and/or inability to keep within lane), the ‘Attention Level’ display on the cluster will continually decrease. Should the level decrease to a certain threshold, the DAW system will recommend that the driver take a break.

Hyundai Tucson 2018

We look forward to road testing a couple of examples of the revised 2020 Hyundai Tucson and will report on the findings shortly afterwards.

MODEL RANGE
Tucson Active 2.0 GDi 2WD: $29,290 (manual), $31,790 (automatic)
Tucson ActiveX 2.0 GDi 2WD: $32,290 (manual), $34,790 (automatic)
Tucson Elite 2.0 GDi 2WD: $37,850 (automatic)
Tucson Elite 1.6T-GDi AWD: $40,850 (automatic)
Tucson Highlander 1.6T-GDi AWD: $46,500 (automatic)
Tucson Active 2.0 CRDi AWD: $37,090 (automatic)
Tucson ActiveX 2.0 CRDi AWD: $40,090 (automatic)
Tucson Elite 2.0 CRDi AWD: $43,150 (automatic)
Tucson Highlander 2.0 CRDi AWD: $48,800 (automatic)
Note: These prices do not include dealer or government charges. Contact your local Hyundai dealer 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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