Hyundai launches new Tucson in UAE’s growing SUV market

DUBAI - The new Tucson launched by Hyundai brings quality and design into a highly competitive section of the SUV market, offering a combination of highest power output, widest engine range and highest number of safety features in its segment. The Tucson is set to further embellish the Hyundai reputation by appealing to a highly demanding customers across UAE.

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Published: Wed 25 Aug 2004, 9:46 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:46 AM

In terms of specification flexibility, the Tucson offers two engine options, including the only VG in this segment, with manual or automatic transmission options. A two wheel drive version is also available. Different trim levels match the driving characteristics with personal choice in regard to equipment levels and finish.

The interior has been designed for convenient use of space, a massive interior volume of 2905 litres translates to 325 litres of luggage space with the rear seat raised and 805 litres with it folded.

A comfortable 1070mm front leg room and 945mm in the rear provide ample space, even for taller customers. The front passenger seat folds forward to provide extra load or workspace. The rear seats can be easily folded flat leaving a load area large enough to cope with space consuming leisure pursuits, yet can be instantly replaced.

The two engine choices of the Tucson are designed to cater to all performance demands for this sector, 2.7 litre V6 175ps (129kW) petrol engine with automatic transmission and 2.0 litre 4 cylinder 142ps (104kW) CV\IT (Constantly Variable Valve Timing) petrol engine with 5-speed manual I 4 Speed Auto transmission is also available.

Tucson safety begins with a computer designed rigid structure featuring impact absorbing elements, load diffusion paths and side impact protection. The Tucson is available with airbags, driver and passenger front airbags are available on full equipped ordered Models, while driver and passenger side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for both front and rear seat occupants can be ordered specially. In terms of seat belt provision the Tucson complies with or exceeds all European legislation.

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