Bigger and wider than before, the fourth-generation model boasts powerful performance and equipped with advanced technologies, making it the most competitive SUV in its class.
Caetano Kenya, the official dealer of Hyundai in Kenya, has launched the all-new TUCSON model with the popular compact SUV set to signal a new way of driving for customers in Kenya. Hyundai’s new compact SUV arrives on the Kenyan market with a revolutionary and ambitious new look that follows the Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design identity. This is characterised by the harmony between four fundamental elements: proportion, architecture, styling and technology. Its purpose is to bring a sensuous and emotional touch to Hyundai vehicles, realised by innovative technology and solutions.
The all-new TUCSON, Hyundai’s best-selling model globally, enters the market as the most dynamic, innovative and competitive edition in its class, reflecting a magnificent blend of design, advanced technology, performance and packaging.
Bigger and wider than its predecessors, the fourth-generation TUCSON has been transformed with premium finishing and manufactured to meet the customers’ needs as well as providing unique and enjoyable experiences.
Distinctive features at the front include hidden lighting DRLs with a parametric jewel design integrated into the parametric radiator grille which are highly appealing when turned on at night and a fresh-style meticulous parametric pattern bumper. The radiator grille’s design has been enhanced while the absence of hood lines showcases a clean, elegant, and voluminous long hood style.
On the side, the bold character lines and voluminous rear wheel arches reinforce the sporty look while the eye-catching DLO molding unique design makes the all-new TUCSON more luxurious. The rear wheel arches, the largest volume in its class, have also been revamped while larger diameter tyres and parametric wheels complete the stylish look.
The wide proportions and iconic lighting designs at the rear enhance TUCSON’s presence with several enhanced design features. The rear combination lights feature a new wide, iconic layout and the triangular hidden tail lights add a mysterious look, creating a highly novel effect when activated. As well as a finely detailed parametric pattern bumper, the all-new TUCSON also has a hidden wiper.
The quality of the all-new TUCSON’s exterior is matched inside the cabin with the interior offering layered and sensuous forms that provide a feeling of openness and serenity.
The 10.25inch open-type cluster is a major innovation in design while the silver accent line that runs along the crash pad from the AC module to the doors makes the all-new TUCSON more spacious. Drivers and passengers can take advantage of the 8-inch display audio display. Adapted for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems, the display mirrors your smartphone’s navigation apps, streaming services and other features for safer and convenient driving. Hyundai’s designers dispensed with physical knobs and buttons, ventilation and air conditioning functions are controlled via touch, making it the first Hyundai model to feature a full touchscreen console.
Drivers and passengers can benefit from a wide range of advanced technologies with the all-new TUCSON offering a connectivity experience that is second to none.
Making journeys more enjoyable are the A/C technologies with the fully automatic system creating a pleasant indoor environment. Furthermore, the hidden innovative multi-air mode system diffuses cold and warm air gently and indirectly so it’s not harsh on your skin.
A customised power tailgate, Smart Cruise Control, wireless smartphone charging and a wide panoramic sunroof are among the other key features that come with the all-new TUCSON.
The all-new Tucson stands 20mm longer, 15mm wider, and has a wheelbase that has been increased by 10mm as compared to the previous generation, making it more spacious than ever before. As a result, rear passengers can enjoy 26mm of additional legroom. Meanwhile, boot space has been increased, offering up to 620 litres overall for luggage with the seats up and up to 1,799 litres with the seats folded, depending on the chosen trim and powertrain.
For performance, drivers and passengers can benefit from unparalleled journeys with the all-new TUCSON coming in a choice of powerful and efficient 2.0 litre petrol and diesel next-generation powertrain engines.
The Smartstream 2.0 has a maximum power of 156ps/6,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 19.6kg.m/4,500 rpm. Providing a more powerful performance is the Diesel Smartstream D2.0 engine (186ps/4,000rpm of maximum power and 42.5kg.m/2,000-2,750rpm of maximum torque).
The all-new TUCSON also has serious SUV credentials with the HTRAC, an all-wheel drive system giving the driver the confidence to tackle the most challenging driving conditions.
With Hyundai utilising its SmartSense technology, the all-new TUCSON offers more safety features than ever with the Blind-Spot View Mirror among the new features.
Speaking about the TUCSON, Mr Pedro Campos, Caetano Managing Director said: “Pushing the boundaries of the segment to reinvent just about everything and by utilising the best technologies, Hyundai has created an extraordinary car that is eye-catching, strong, robust, spacious, versatile and energetic. It comes with a best-in-class safety package and family-oriented convenience features that set new standards for forward-thinking customers. The all-new Tucson is equipped with a host of state-of-the-art human-oriented technology features to provide an advanced digital experience. We are confident that the all new TUCSON will exceed our customers’ expectations as it is not just an evolution but a Hyundai design revolution.”
Customers can choose from eight colour exterior choices – Phantom Black, White Cream Shimmering Silver, Titan Grey, Crimson Red, Deep Sea, Silky Bronze and Amazon Grey. The car interior comes in black and grey colours in cloth and leather textures while the blue and brown interior options are available in leather texture only.