A big thanks for Enterprise, our short-term Manchester car rental partner, for allowing us to demo and photograph one of our popular SUV lease vehicles – the Hyundai TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE 1.7 CRDi Blue Drive SE Nav 5dr 2Wd. This is based on the following configuration:
· Solid – Polar white
· Cloth – Blue/black
· 17″ alloy wheels
Hyundai, and their sister company Kia, used to be a product which customers were very resistant to consider; essentially it was an unknown South-Korean brand. Customers would instead flock towards the mainstay vehicles like the Ford and Vauxhall. However, over the last 10 years both Hyundai and Kia have invested significant amounts in their product in order to create well-manufactured product with great specification. Add to that the 5 year warranty on the Hyundai and 7 year warranty on the Kia and you have a product which the manufacturer is happy to commit to in the long-term.
As a result of their hard-work, these brands are now considered to be reputable and demand for them only continues to grow.
The Tuscon is the replacement to the ix35 (essentially a competitor to the Kia Sportage). With a 1.7 2WD manual and auto (recently added) plus a 2.0 2WD and 4WD manual and auto, there are a plethora of options to the customer.
The car shown, an SE Nav, is the middle of the line specification – tinted glass, Hill assist, downhill assist, Bluetooth, cruise control, revering sensors, reversing camera, navigation, DAB radio, LED lights, automatic lights, heated front seats and 17” alloys are standard with this vehicle. It is not possible to add factory options to car, you just have to elect for a higher specification which is the “Premium” range. This adds privacy glass, solar windscreen, front sensors, lane assist, leather upholstery and heated front/rear seats.
On the technical side, the 1685CC 4-cylinder diesel engine will offer 61.3 MPG combined, 116ps and 0-62 times of 13.7 seconds. On the servicing side, this will be every 24 months or 20,000 miles, whichever is sooner. For the business and company car drivers, note the P11d of £23,721.00 and CO2 of 119g/km.
The issue for Hyundai is that they have a car which sits in the most competitive, albeit growing, class of vehicles. With the Sportage, 3008, Qashqai, Kuga, GLA, Q3… (the list goes on) it is almost impossible to make a decision except from a budgetary position. Each car has its own strengths and weaknesses.
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