Published on September 19th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2021 Hyundai Tucson Arrives In Australian Showrooms
All Tucson variants are available with the N Line styling package
The entire model range of the all-new Hyundai Tucson has finally arrived in Australian showrooms, almost six months after its initial launch.
With the likes of the Subaru Forester, Nissan X-Trail and Mitsubishi Outlander in the sight, Hyundai Australia is going into the hotly contested midsize SUV segment guns blazing with three powertrain options on offer, namely the Smartstream G2.0, Smartstream G1.6 and the Smartstream D2.0. The lineup consists of three variants – base, Elite and Highlander.
No words on the plug-in hybrid, but every variant of the Tucson can be specced with the sporty N Line styling package, which comprises an N Line bodykit that includes a unique rear spoiler, skid plate and bumper design, dark chrome gloss front grille, body coloured claddings, 19-inch alloy wheels and front and rear LED lights.
Inside, there’s an N Line sports steering wheel, suede and leather appointed seats, red stitching as well as a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster with performance gauges and infographics, and unique displays for each Drive Mode.
Under the bonnet, the Smartstream G2.0 features a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four cylinder engine that makes 154 hp at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm at 4,500 rpm. A six-speed automatic channels the output to the front wheels. The Smartstream G1.6 is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine with 177 hp at 5,500 rpm and 265 Nm from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. This engine is paired with a seven-speed DCT that drives all four wheels.
Finally, the Smartstream D2.0 has a 2.0-litre turbodiesel four cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a four-wheel drive system. The engine churns out 184 hp at 4,000 rpm and 416 Nm of torque from 2,000 to 2,750 rpm.
It is worth noting that Hyundai Australia is not skimping on safety as every variant is equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense suite of advance driving assistance systems (ADAS), which includes features like Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Safe Exit Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and many more.
Pricing starts from AU$38,342 (RM116,449) for the base variant, AU$42,977 (RM130,526) for the Elite and AU$50,425 (RM153,146) for the Highlander.