During the battle of climbing for the hearts and checkbooks of American buyers crossover SUV, Hyundai is fine a small European character to your new Tucson 2016. 1 automatic transmission with double clutch 7 reports, four-cylinder turbo Rico couple, rigid structure and improved chassis is some of the attributes that give this crossover compact, more substantial compound – dare say almost commit? -sit behind the wheel. The Continental condiment is not by chance, as the new Tucson is also the replacement for the Euro market ix35 and therefore it should not disappoint demanding drivers of the ancient world, travel, say, unlimited sections of Bavarian autobahn or bidirectional coils.
The new 1.6-litre turbo Tucson engine four-cylinder (standard on all, but the model database and shared with the echo of the Sonata) is a model of flexibility and traceability. His small twin scroll turbocharger is proportional to a quick instead of output here, making 175 HP output 1.6-litre fell a little against competitors such as the Honda CR – V, Toyota RAV4 compact crossover, the Mazda CX – 5 2.5 L and 1.6 L EcoBoost, Ford Escape, but four of the best Hyundai field with more than couple : 195 lb – ft developed previously, in the Rev. There is almost no lag – Tucson torque curve is mainly a plateau, reaching maximum altitude 1500 rpm and 4500 RPM bearing. This means that even with a part of the accelerator, it is easy to get to cruising speed and explore pockets open to traffic without requiring gusts off gas downshifts and heroic.
Aside the 1.6 liter turbo, the characteristic that most distinguishes the Tucson Limited (and Eco and sport trim levels) is the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It is not quite as nimble as the six-speed DCT in a Volkswagen and Audi, but he is a standout among the class of compact crossovers with the automatic converter of conventional torque or CVTs. when the bearing, the DCT feel crunchy with skillful, couple managed travel you will see more than a feeling in the ass of the tachometer. Rest releases are mainly educated, but sometimes difficult starts with sudden acceleration applications may cause a few brief oscillation of the tree to Gimbals and elastic as the DCT clutches engage and boost ramps up. We also noticed a little coarse to swing everything turning gently and smoothing of the accelerator.
Which do not show the numbers tests how solid the Tucson. The smallest of the three crosses of Hyundai’s programming (the other being the sport of Santa Fe’s short-wheelbase, two lines and three regular Santa Fe), however, it seems the most popular. Hyundai alleges a widespread use of structural adhesives, welds and judging by how rigid and rattle the body makes, we have no reason to doubt that. Roll is well-controlled, but the suspension is compliant, providing the good flying without harshness. While mounted on the electric power steering column, input management responses are direct and linear, but lack the feel more connected to the communicative bar CX-5.
Inside, Tucson a trunk soft leather seats with good support, and the switchgear provides a tactile look and feel, the solid. The console is pleasantly considerably, suggesting that the mass and inertia of a premium luxury car. Limited plate provides additional padding for the door panels and console. Thoughtful storage solutions abound. A touch screen Infotainment 8.0 inches is easy to use and useful features and redundant volume adjust buttons adjustment on the road without looking. Content optional premium usually reserved for vehicles crossover of luxury, such as ventilated before, rear seats heated seats and an automatic brake with protection for pedestrians, is available.
It is ironic that the Volkswagen range full consumer only European brand in the United States, have dithered and delayed the updates to its line of crossover while diluting the European nature of its “Americanized” sedans (the Jetta and the Passat). Meanwhile, the Hyundai manages the content European character and characteristic of its compact Tucson crossover in a quest to put in multiple lists of races. And the so-called sales figures works.