Diesel 2WD joins Tucson range

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

The Tucson was the fifth most popular SUV in New Zealand in 2005, with 773 sales. That has improved even further in the first six months of 2006, when
455 Tucsons were sold.

Hyundai has launched a two-wheel drive, diesel-engined Tucson, with a recommended retail price of $38,990.

Safety features include dual front, dual side and dual roof curtain airbags. Electronic Stability Program (ESP), as well as ABS braking with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS) are standard.

The exterior profile shares the same characteristics as the current Tucson City 2WD, with the addition of dual exhaust pipes. Comfort and convenience is enhanced from the current 2.0-litre Tucson petrol range with the addition of auto light control and an electric chromic rear-view mirror.

The Tucson’s 2.0-litre turbocharged CRDi (Common Rail Direct Injection) diesel engine develops 82.5kW of power at 4000rpm, and deliver 245Nm of torque at 2000rpm.

It runs a four-speed automatic transmission with a sequential sports
manual shift function.

With rising fuel prices, Hyundai NZ managing director, Philip Eustace, says he’s confident TucsAon sales will increase.