Drive – Hyundai Tucson City Review

24 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Drive – Hyundai Tucson City Review
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Bruce Newton

Make Family Tucson Year Badge Description City 4 Seats 5 Transmission Sports Engine Configuration Description Gear Num 4 Cylinders 4 Build Origin Description KOREA Type Description Petrol Unleaded ULP Drive Description Wheel Drive Warranty KM

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In some there are no qualms about pretend four-wheel-drive wagons for They’re vehicles that like off roaders but actually drive two wheels, just normal cars. The trend taken off here, because our vehicle tariff structure to favour four-wheel-drives over

Times are changing, however.

The locally built (and tariff-free) Ford Territory is sold successfully as a rear-wheel-drive and all wheel- drive. Meantime, the 5 per reduction in passenger-car tariffs 12 ago has made imitation 4WDs a financially sensible proposition for As Hyundai has now proved with the City.

It looks a lot like the compact SUV that’s been on here since August and has the same high-riding driving But with power being only to the front wheels, it is a small car clothed in more sheet metal.

There’s no off-road capability to of, although the point should be that the real Tucson is of the soft roader anyway, true mountain-conquering ability.

The also downgrades to the Elantra’s timed, 2.0-litre four-cylinder the AWD’s 2.7-litre V6, and sheds the around the lower body. No gearbox either – Hyundai’s Selectronic four-speed with semi-manual mode.

The is in the price and running costs. At the Tucson City is $4000 than the base-model V6 AWD, and its 9.2 L/100 km fuel consumption (on ULP) undercuts the V6 by nearly 2.0 km.

The flip-side should be sodden but considering the City gives up 158 kg in weight (primarily 4WD hardware and mass), the 25 kW and 57 Nm torque deficit hurt as much as you might

Equipment levels are also to the base-model Tucson V6 AWD, dual airbags, traction and ABS with EBD, plus air remote central locking, an cruise control, a single-CD and 16-inch alloy wheels.

So the family, the City shapes up well, as long as you are realistic your wants and needs.

Hyundai’s idea is not to cannibalise sales but give small-wagon a ”leftfield” choice. It’s no its price lines up closely auto versions of Holden’s CD, Mitsubishi’s Lancer ES and Toyota’s Conquest.

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In many ways the gives a good account. For a it has better luggage capacity those three with the seat in-place or folded

Despite the taller ride than a standard car, to the rear isn’t too big a stretch, and a opening rear window convenience.

Where the Tucson to give ground to the likes of and Lancer is in the driving.

The engine itself offers few other than a tendency to be a noisy close to the 6500 rpm but the transmission is somewhat less An adaptive design, meant to shifts reflecting the driver’s instead proved unpredictable, holding gears and at other shifting down with The semi-manual mode helped, but it still change up on its own accord than rev out.

More is the ride and handling, which says is based on a more European suspension set-up the traditional pillowy SUV specification. But still not great.

The steering demands an inconsistent of effort and provides too much and kickback over bumps; the wheels slide into too soon; the body height bodyroll in corners; and the ride deteriorates jarringly on rougher

But keep the City in the city and a lot of won’t matter.

In many the City succeeds in its objectives. If you need off-road capability but an SUV look, this is a user-friendly that will ship a number of people and quantity of around quite efficiently.

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