A year on from the launch of the new Tucson, Hyundai has added a fourth diesel powertrain to the carís repertoire. But more importantly, it is the first time that the SUV has been offered with an automatic transmission with two-wheel-drive. But far from being an energy zapping slushmatic, the newcomer is Hyundaiís very latest seven-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox, paired to a more powerful 139bhp edition of the familiar 1.7-litre CRDi engine. The extra convenience of the self-shifting ëbox and the zestier powerplant costs an additional £2,280, and is offered with a wide range of trim levels. Here we test it in its plushest Premium SE guise.
You can read the full report on this Hyundai Tucson in the January 2017 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue.
Muscular looks with a stylish, spacious cabin. Plenty of interior storage. Large boot. Two-pedal convenience. Five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Rivals are cheaper. Engine can be intrusive. Lifeless steering. Hard plastics on dashboard top. Heavy rear seats. Boot sill high. Compromised rear vision. No steering wheel mounted paddleshifts.