The popular Hyundai Tucson has again received the Sport treatment and goes on sale shortly in South Africa. Here's how much it costs.
Hyundai's Tucson is a popular model for the Korean brand and has contributed significantly to the brand's market share. Tucson has done well in terms of sales, bested only by the Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan and Mazda CX-5. The previous Tucson Sport was well-received, tallying up 516 sales, with the majority of those (374 units) being the manual-equipped model. The rest were the dual-clutch model.
Now for 2019, there's a new Hyundai Tucson Sport. What's new, you ask? At the front, there's an aggressive lip, while the rear gains a quad exhaust setup integrated into a neat diffuser. The Sport kit also adds sporty side skirts and bigger gloss black 19-inch alloy wheels. In terms of engine choices, you have the option of the 1.6-litre turbocharged motor, which produces 150 kW and 300 Nm. The Sport specification is now offered with the 2.0-litre turbodiesel, which produces 150 kW and 460 Nm. Interestingly, these outputs are more than their standard non-Sport equivalents. In standard trim, the 1.6 turbo offers up 130 kW and 265 Nm, while the diesel produces 131 kW and 400 Nm.
Both the Hyundai Tucson Sport models are based on Elite specification, meaning they're well equipped. There's rear parking sensors, reverse camera, cruise control, automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, keyless entry, push button start, electric seats and leather upholstery all around to name but a few. In terms of safety, the vehicle features 6 airbags, ISOFIX mounts, blind spot detection, cross traffic alert, hill assist and electronic stability program.
We'll be driving the new Hyundai Tucson Sport this week, stay tuned for the driving report.
Hyundai Tucson Sport Price in South Africa (July 2019)
The Hyundai Tucson Sport comes with a 7-year/200 000 km warranty, 7-year/150 000 km roadside assistance and a 5-year/90 000 km service plan.
Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDI Sport Dual Clutch Transmission R 654 900
Hyundai Tucson R2.0 Sport Automatic R 664 900