Hyundai's All-New Tucson is finally here. The entry model - Comfort Petrol, comes with a 1.6 liter petrol engine and an annual tax rate of €390. One step up in model to the Comfort Diesel means lower emissions and a lower tax rate of €200. Standard features include Manual Air Conditioning, Auto Cruise with Speed Limiter, Auto Light Control, Bluetooth with Voice Recognition.
Prices Start at €25,745 for the Comfort Petrol and go up to €42,495 for the top of the line Tucson Premium 4WD Auto. Middle of the range options include the Tucson Comfort Plus at €28,495, the Tucson Premium at €32,495 and the Tucson Executive 4WD at €35,995. Finance is on offer from €252 per month over a 37 month period.
Replacing the ix35 the new Tucson comes with a new chassis and new gearbox. Coming with Hyundai's five year warranty, peace of mind is a welcome addition. Rivals include the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti, and the new Renault Kadjar.
The new Tucson is the best selling SUV in Ireland, having sold 3668 units already this year in Ireland. This represents 19.17% of the market with it's closest competitor the Nissan Quahqai coming in at 1808 units or 9.45%. This large differnece proves the new Tucson has hit this competitive section of the market just right.
Reviews so far have been very positive. The larger size and roomier feel, clean uncluttered design with excellent seats and a very competitive price, make this new Tucson the one to beat in this section of the market.