This is one of hyundai's, most important new models, it's the second biggest seller behind the i30 hatch and the tucson in recent years has been among the top three sellers in its class how's. The new one drive we're about to find out Music. The new hyundai tucson is due in australian showrooms, before the middle of 2021 it's, all new from the ground up and signals a new design direction for the korean car maker. With two dozen rivals in this particular suv segment, the creased, flanks and daring appearance are designed to make the new hyundai tucson stand out from the crowd. The dramatic wing shaped cluster of lights are daytime running lights or parking lamps. The low end high beam headlights are in the lower section of the front. Bumper. The tail lights are also unconventional, perhaps inspired by the ford mustang. The new hyundai tucson has grown in every dimension and will be available with technology not previously offered on this model. The most expensive versions have full digital instrumentation, including a fully digital instrument. Cluster, a wide screen, infotainment system, there's push button controls for the transmission, the only dislikes. For me, there are no volume or tuning dials it's. All adjusted by touch hyundai has given the cabin a lift with better quality materials and the option of premium audio high grade models are available with heated front and rear seats, and the front passenger seat can be moved at the press of a button from the driver's Seating position and with the growth spurt, there's extra elbow room, front and rear in the back seat.
We have a little extra knee room, a little extra headroom. We have air vents which the previous model had, but we now have two usb charge: ports. An incredible double act. Hyundai has managed to combine a massive boot and still supply a full size. Spare tyre with all models. Music, a full suite of advanced safety tech will be standard on all model grades, including emergency braking, blind zone, warning, rear cross traffic alert and lane keeping assistance, seven airbags, a rear camera and individual tire pressure. Monitors are also part of the standard package. However, hyundai still doesn't have speed, sign recognition technology. There will be three model grades. When the new tucson arrives mid year and a choice of three engines. The base model comes exclusively with a two liter four cylinder, matched to a six speed automatic. The next two model grades, the elite and highlander – also have the choice of a turbo 1.6 litre petrol with a 7 speed auto or a 2 litre turbo diesel paired to an 8 speed. Auto we had a brief drive of the top of the range inline powered by a turbo 1.6 litre we've been given an early preview drive of this final validation vehicle. We can't drive this car on public roads. So this closed course test is just designed to give us a small insight into what we can expect.