Hyundai Motor UK’s best-selling model, the Hyundai Tucson compact SUV, is now offered with a fifth powertrain option. A dynamic and efficient 141 PS 1.7-litre turbo diesel with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) and two-wheel drive (2WD) is available to order in the UK priced from £24,570 for the SE trim, rising to £29,695 for the Premium SE derivative.
Hyundai Motor’s in-house developed 7DCT system offers a choice between fully automatic operation and sequential manual gear changes, selected with the gear lever for greater driver involvement. The 7DCT provides improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions compared with a six-speed automatic transmission – emitting only 129g of CO2 and offering fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg on a combined cycle. The turbo diesel engine provides a maximum torque of 340 Nm over a wide rev range of 1,750 rpm to 2,500 rpm.
The Tucson is one of the safest vehicles in its segment and received the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. It benefits from a solid body structure, featuring 51 per cent of ultra-high strength steel and a host of innovative passive and active safety features. The Tucson’s list of safety gadgetry includes Blind Spot Detection, which alerts the driver to approaching vehicles, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which scans a 180-degree area behind the vehicle – alerting the driver if there is approaching cross-traffic, and the Lane Keep Assist System – applying steering correction in case of unintended lane departure. Additionally the Active Hood cushions the impact shock in case of a frontal collision.
The new 1.7-litre CRDi 7DCT powertrain is available to order in the UK now across the Tucson range from SE trim and above.