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Tucson - Comprehensive active and passive safety technologies

  • Comprehensive safety technologies tailored to customer needs
  • Bodyshell structure with ultra-high strength steel offers greater impact resistance
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking system alerts drivers unexpected emergency situations

- The introduction of new technologies means the All-New Tucson is one of the most comprehensively equipped vehicles in its segment when it comes to safety features.

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

All-New Tucson is fitted with an Autonomous Emergency Braking system, this advanced active safety feature alerts drivers to unexpected emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using radar and camera sensors, the AEB system operates in three stages, initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, while gradually increasing the braking force.

If a potential crash is predicted, the system will apply the brakes automatically, with full braking force, to avoid or mitigate the collision. The activation range for pedestrian detection is up to 70 km/h, while other vehicles are detected up to 180 km/h.

Hyundai Motor aspires to deliver maximum value to customers by providing the highest levels of comfort- and safety-boosting technologies, without burdening vehicles with expensive, over-engineered equipment. Bringing sophisticated safety technology to the mass-market, the All-New Hyundai Tucson’s AEB system is capable of detecting preceding vehicles as well as pedestrians crossing the road.

Werner PeterHead of Electronics System Development at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

In addition, a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) contributes to active safety by avoiding unintentional lane departures caused by driver distractions. The LKAS system warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing a corrective steer force to guide the driver. The driver can choose three different modes in the instrument cluster: Lane Departure Warning, Standard LKA and Active LKA.


Blind Spot Detector (BSD)

Also using radar technology, the Blind Spot Detector (BSD) with Lane Change Assist monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. If the driver then activates the indicators an audible signal is emitted. This also applies for a lane change situation when another vehicle is detected.

Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

Using the BSD sensors the Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility. Using a radar to scan a 180-degree area behind the vehicle for approaching cross-traffic, RCTA alerts the driver visually and acoustically.

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

For added safety the Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) combines Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) to help the driver keep the vehicle under control in case of an emergency maneuver. Under acceleration or braking on surfaces with different levels of grip, VSM applies selective steering forces to intuitively guide the driver to remain on course.

Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF)

The Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) uses the front camera and information from the navigation system to identify road speed signs and display the speed limit in real time. The information is displayed both in the navigation system display as well as in the TFT cluster.

New passive safety features for driver and pedestrian protection

A number of passive safety features are included in the All-New Tucson. For occupants there are six airbags, including driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags.

Active Hood System (AHS)

For pedestrian and cyclist safety, the Active Hood System raises the vehicle’s hood to cushion the impact shock in a frontal collision.
Pyrotechnic actuators located in the bonnet hinges lift the hood around 60 mm in less than 20 milliseconds from the moment of impact.

Bodyshell structure and use of ultra-high strength steel

The all-new body shell structure features 51% ultra-high strength steel, increasing torsional rigidity (up by 48%) to offer greater impact resistance. Straightened body connections, applied on dash chassis member and A-pillar, provide additional collision energy dissipation paths. A new high-tensile steel side-impact protection device installed in the doors allows a more even distribution of impact forces.

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Consumption Data*

Gasoline Engines

1.6 GDi (132 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 6.3 l/100 km; urban: 7.9 l/100 km; extra-urban: 5.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 147 g/km 
1.6 T-GDi (177 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 7.6 - 7.1 l/100 km; urban: 10.0 - 9.0 l/100 km; extra-urban: 6.5 - 5.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 177 - 165 g/km

Diesel Engines

1.7 CRDi (115 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 4.6 l/100 km; urban: 5.4 l/100 km; extra-urban: 4.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 119 g/km
1.7 CRDi (141 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 4.9 l/100 km; urban: 5.4 l/100 km; extra-urban: 4.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 129 g/km 
2.0 CRDi (136 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 6.0 - 4.8 l/100 km; urban: 7.0 - 5.6 l/100 km; extra-urban: 5.3 - 4.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 156 - 127 g/km 
2.0 CRDi (185 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 6.5 - 5.9 l/100 km; urban: 8.0 - 7.1 l/100 km; extra-urban: 5.6 - 5.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 170 - 154 g/km

*Depending on trim and tyre specifications