- Hyundai’s best-selling Tucson compact SUV gains additional powertrain and is now available for UK order
- Efficient 1.7-litre diesel with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) and two-wheel drive (2WD) added to the existing five powertrains
- Available across the Tucson range from SE trim and above, priced from £24,570 OTR
- With a total of one petrol engine, and now four diesel options, the Tucson has one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class
- Hyundai Motor UK’s best-selling model, the Hyundai Tucson compact SUV, is now offered with a fifth powertrain option.
A dynamic and efficient 141 PS 1.7-litre turbo diesel with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) and two-wheel drive (2WD) is available to order in the UK priced from £24,570 OTR for the SE trim, rising to £29,695 for the Premium SE derivative.
Hyundai Motor’s in-house developed 7DCT system offers a choice between fully automatic operation and sequential manual gear changes, selected with the gear lever for greater driver involvement. The 7DCT provides improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions compared to a six-speed automatic transmission - emitting only 129g of CO2 and offering fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg on a combined cycle. The turbo diesel engine provides a maximum torque of 340 Nm over a wide rev range of 1,750 rpm to 2,500 rpm.
For further efficiency, the new powertrain comes with Hyundai’s Integrated Stop & Go (ISG) system as standard, which is also available for the 1.7-litre (116PS), and the 2.0-litre 2WD (136PS) diesel engines as well as the 1.6-litre petrol engine.
The Tucson is one of the safest vehicles in its segment and received the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. It benefits from a solid body structure featuring 51% of ultra-high strength steel for improved torsional rigidity and impact resistance and a host of innovative passive and active safety features like Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition that can stop the car automatically if a crash is predicted. The Tucson’s list of safety features also includes a Blind Spot Detection alerts the driver to approaching vehicles, Rear Cross Traffic Alert which scans a 180-degree area behind the vehicle alerting the driver if there is approaching cross-traffic and the Lane Keep Assist System applying steering correction in case of unintended lane departure. Additionally the Active Hood cushions the impact shock in case of a frontal collision.
The new 1.7-litre CRDi 7DCT powertrain is available to order in the UK now across the Tucson range from SE trim and above.
All-New Tucson 1.7-litre turbo diesel with 7DCT
Type: U2 1.7 CRDi four cylinders in line DOHC with 16-VALVE
Capacity: 1685 cc
Bore x stroke: 77.2 x 90 mm
Compression ratio: 15.7:1
Power: (104 kW) 141 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 340 Nm @ 1,750 ~ 2,500 rpm
Maximum speed (mph): 115
0 to 62 mph acceleration (seconds): 11.5
Fuel consumption urban mpg (L/100km): 52.3 (5.4)
Fuel consumption extra urban mpg (L/100km): 60.1 (4.7)
Fuel consumption combined mpg (L/100km): 52.3 (5.4)
CO2 combined (g/km): 129