2020 Hyundai Tucson UK Review

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Inside, the new Tucson is almost as bold as the outside. There is a positively sleek sweep of fabric and metallic / piano black finishes on the instrument panel, perfectly integrating the air vents, which, if finished in plating and chrome, would be called ‘yacht inspired’ or something like that if it came from a premium old-fashioned European manufacturer.As it is – with plentiful soft-touch plastics; separate and clear air conditioning controls; large, pleasantly colored digital dials; and a largely functional center touchscreen (with phone mirroring) – it’s both a functional and attractive interior. A Volvo XC40 has a little more joy, but if the alternative is a car from the Volkswagen Group, so faithful and reassured, it is a really nice option. The fit is also solid, and your fingers only encounter hard plastics when you squeeze the door bins and the center storage compartment.

This car’s perforated leather seats make it a premium example – given that it’s also the top powertrain, its price probably hits the mid-1930s – but Hyundais comes with a standard kit that you may need to pay. somewhere else. The outer rear seats – roomy, with decent head and legroom even with a large occupant in the front – are heated and the tailgate is power. This stuff is standard on the £ 31k-per-minute Premium SE (although I can still live without an electric tailgate) and I doubt the trim levels will be cut for this new car.

And drive? It’s pretty good. There is good driving and sound insulation, although a bit of a one-on-one falters with it on bad roads. This being a left hand drive car might not help you, sitting next to the edge and the worst places on the road like it does. There is flexibility – the 19-inch wheels, the largest available, are shod in Michelin 235/50 R19 rubber – and when it tilts, it tilts quite quickly.

When it comes to the balance between ride and handling, they’ve made it more geared towards driving, which is understandable. Steering is light and stays that way and, with less than 2.5 turns between locks, is pretty quick. You can cycle through the drive modes – from Eco to Sport – which adds a bit of weight but doesn’t seem to make a difference in handling this car. However, gives you red dials and a tachometer. Racy stuff.

In this full-hybrid, there are times when it mixes in fully electric mode. The response is largely smooth, there are paddles on the steering wheel if you want to control the car’s gear ratio (and prolonged pull on the up paddle will put it back into driving), but in fully automatic mode there is. occasional hesitation as the caboodle tries to decide exactly what kind of response to give.

Grip and traction are good. There is a digital display to show where the power is distributed. If you get out of the junctions quickly, you’ll see, as you feel, the rear quickly take its part, so there’s never any scrabble or steering torque. As with most tech info, there’s no word on the towing limit just yet, but the old Tucson had a legal limit of 1900kg (around 1500kg being the reasonable maximum of what you should pull) .

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