- Hyundai’s best-selling Tucson compact SUV gains additional powertrain
- An efficient 1.7-litre diesel with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) and front wheel drive will be added to the existing five powertrains
- With a total of two petrol engines and now four diesel options the Tucson has one of the widest powertrain ranges it its class Offenbach, 1 March 2016
Five stars in the EURO NCAP safety assessment, five years of unlimited mileage warranty and five powertrain options - Hyundai’s All-New Tucson compact SUV, introduced to the European market in late 2015, is already an alluring offering. Now, Hyundai offers a sixth powertrain option for the Tucson. An efficient 1.7-litre diesel with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) will be added to attract even more customers.
The All-New Tucson is Hyundai Motor’s fastest-selling European model since sales began in September 2015 with more than 115,000 cars ordered in Europe. The powertrain range of the compact SUV - already one of the widest in the segment - is now further extended with the addition of the dynamic 104 kW (141 PS) 1.7-litre turbo diesel engine. In combination with the efficient seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) and front wheel drive it emits only 129 g of CO2 and consumes a moderate 4.9 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (combined).
The turbo diesel engine provides a maximum torque of 340 Nm over a wide rev range of 1,750 rpm to 2,500 rpm.
20% higher fuel efficiency
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 20% higher fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions compared to a six-speed automatic transmission. For further efficiency the new powertrain also comes with the Integrated Stop & Go (ISG) system as standard, which is also available for the 1.7-litre (low power), and the 2.0-litre (standard power, MT, 2WD) diesel engines as well as the 1.6-litre petrol engine.
Five star safety
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% of ultra-high strength steel for improved torsional rigidity and impact resistance and a host of innovative passive and active safety features like Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition that breaks the car automatically if a crash is predicted. The Tucson’s list of safety features also includes a Blind Spot Detection 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 Keeping 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.
Made in Europe for Europe
Hyundai Motor manufactures 100% of Tucson models sold in European markets at its facility in the Czech Republic – a key part of its commitment to the region. Hyundai’s confidence in its European build quality means that every All-New Tucson will come with the company’s industry-leading Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty as standard.
(All-New Tucson 1.7-litre turbo diesel with 7DCT)
Body and chassis
The All-New Tucson is a five-door compact SUV (C-SUV), with a high-strength steel construction body shell. Customers have the choice between two petrol and four diesel transversely-mounted engines driving the front wheels, or all four wheels via a six-speed manual or automatic as well as a seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT). Details for the 1.7-litre turbo diesel with 7DCT follow:
Engines / Petrol
| U2 1.7 CRDi (HIGH) 141 PS || 7DCT |
| Type || U2 1.7 CRDi four cylinders in line DOHC with 16-VALVE |
| Capacity || 1685 cc |
| Bore x stroke || 77.2 x 90 mm |
| Compression ratio || 15.7 |
| Power || (104 kW) 141 PS @ 4,000 rpm |
| Torque || 340 Nm @ 1,750~2,500 rpm |
| Drivetrain || 2WD |
| Maximum speed (km/h) || 185 |
| 0 to 100 km/h acceleration (seconds) || 11.5 |
| Fuel consumption urban || 5.4 |
| Fuel consumption extra urban || 4.7 |
| Fuel consumption combined || 4.9 |
| CO2 combined (g/km) || 129 |
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-Ends- About Hyundai Motor Europe
In 2015, Hyundai Motor achieved registrations of 470,130 vehicles in Europe – an increase of 10.9% compared to 2014 – and replaced 80% of its model line-up to create the youngest car range in Europe. 90% of the vehicles Hyundai sold in the region are models designed, engineered, tested and built in Europe to meet the needs of European customers, served by the company’s extensive European infrastructure. This includes two factories in the Czech Republic and Turkey with a combined annual capacity of 500,000 units. Hyundai Motor sells cars in 31 European countries through 2,500 outlets.
Hyundai Motor offers its unique Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package with all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
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