Repeat the success of a predecessor is never easy, in any field, let alone in the car, but the Hyundai Tucson has all it takes to try, repeating the story of the ix35 has been one of the midsize SUV Bestsellers in Italy. The name has changed to become more global, the style has made a step forward and dimensions have come down to four and a half meters in length, which means too much space on board. In fact, the boot, has 510 liters in 5 seat configuration and is designed for use on quite rustic, as the sides finished with plastic.
This detail reflects the general approach that Tucson is a car of quality, yet pragmatic, designed to be practical for everyday use and to last over time, even when it is put to the test by the demands of a family with children. Plastics and coatings, in fact, are on average more hard than their peers, but they are well assembled and therefore very solid. Space on board is not lacking behind is very comfortable on the sides, the middle a little ‘less, but the floor is rather flat for a car that can also have four-wheel drive. Even the standard equipment is very complete and there are many accessories that enhance the quality of life on board, like heated seats, ventilated front and rear, electrochromic mirror with compass, or settings for the steering setting. Tucson traveling on top, because the setting is that of a true SUV. It dominates the road better, but in the city you have to have some more attention, because the visibility is good, but the width is felt in the narrow streets.
The Price list of Tucson starts at €21,500 for the 1.6 GDI petrol 132 bhp but the most interesting are the diesel engines. For the 1.7 116 hp (2WD only) takes at least €23,000, then we switch to the 2.0 that has declined in two power levels, 136 and 185 hp and it’s mated to the all-wheel drive only. In this case prices range from €27,000 to €34,500. The smaller diesel has low operating costs but a little flaw in performance especially if you travel frequently fully loaded. For those who have family and so it needs a little ‘more power, the 2.0 is the best choice and most also offers all-wheel drive.