May 17, 2024

Ireland’s favourite the Tucson gets a facelift

Building on its legacy, Hyundai is presenting an update of its top seller, which boasts an array of enhancements, including an updated design, innovative technology, a powertrain line-up that better reflects customer needs, and an improved overall package.

New design, same classic look

As a leading, customer-centric brand Hyundai updated the new Tucson, which retains the progressive appeal of its predecessors while introducing fresh updates.

Featuring a sleek and modern look, Tucson boasts redesigned bumpers at the front and rear with new skid plates. In the front, the recognisable ‘angel wing’ design was reimagined with larger daytime running lights, and the retention of the half mirror effect nestled within the grill, which was refined with laser-cut precision and the surface light treatment to create a feeling of complete illumination.

Inside, the new Tucson takes comfort and convenience to new heights, introducing a range of updates to enhance the in-car experience for the driver and passengers.

Apart from the seats and the centre door trim, the interior was completely redesigned, including the dashboard, centre fascia, steering wheel, and centre armrest. From the redesigned steering wheel to the dual curved 12.3 inch displays for the cluster and infotainment, every detail is crafted with all occupants in mind. The crash pad has been redesigned to adopt a horizontal layout with an open tray.

The dual automatic temperature control has also received a new display. Other interior changes include a new armrest type, the introduction of a column type shift by wire behind the steering wheel, and an updated design to the upper door trim.

New tech to stay ahead

Hyundai recognises the pivotal role technology plays in enhancing driving pleasure for customers. In a bold leap forward, the company has equipped the new Tucson with a host of innovative features, blending sophistication and functionality, ready for the next adventure.

Maintenance and software updates for Tucson have never been simpler, thanks to electronic control technology facilitating Over-the-Air (OTA) updates. This improves the customer experience by ensuring the vehicle is always equipped with the latest software. Additionally, OTA enables access to Features on Demand (FOD) and the latest navigation and infotainment capabilities.

Boasting an impressive dual curved 12.3-inch display set-up that seamlessly integrates cluster and infotainment functions, Tucson not only delivers a futuristic look but also offers an intuitive and immersive interface. The expansive 12-inch projection Head-Up Display (HUD) further elevates the driving experience, providing the most relevant information right in the driver’s line of sight to minimise distractions.

Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) with radar is ideal for families. The technology alerts the driver when motion or breathing is detected upon getting out of the car.

Refined options for greener mobility

Strategically catering to various preferences and environmental concerns, the updated Tucson is available as an internal combustion engine vehicle, a mild hybrid, a pure hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid. One notable addition to the Tucson line-up is the introduction of the two-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid variant coming later this year, a move that reflects Hyundai’s commitment to expanding its eco-friendly mobility solutions.

To promote more zero-tailpipe-emissions driving, Hyundai has introduced the second generation of Green Zone Driving Mode, a geofencing capability exclusive to the plug-in hybrid variant. This cutting-edge feature enables the variant to seamlessly transition to pure-electric operation upon entering designated low-emission zones or areas with emission restrictions, empowering drivers to enjoy a greener, more sustainable driving experience.

The hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants offer Paddle Regenerative Braking Mode when driving in ECO mode. This allows the driver to adjust the intensity of regenerative braking using paddle shift levers on the steering wheel, providing three levels of deceleration control for enhanced convenience and fuel efficiency.

Tucson is not just a car; it is a testament to Hyundai’s dedication to exceeding customer expectations. With its winning combination of style, technology, and sustainability, Tucson remains the ultimate choice for drivers who yearn for the best.