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Hyundai UK

June 29, 2016 08:35 ET

Tucson 1.7-Litre High-Powered Diesel With 7-Speed DCT is Now Available for UK Order

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) -

  • Hyundai's best-selling Tucson compact SUV gains additional powertrain and is now available for UK order
  • Efficient 1.7-litre diesel with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) and two-wheel drive (2WD) added to the existing five powertrains
  • Available across the Tucson range from SE trim and above, priced from £24,570 OTR
  • With a total of one petrol engine, and now four diesel options, the Hyundai Tucson has one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class

Hyundai Motor UK's best-selling model, the Hyundai Tucson compact SUV, is now offered with a fifth powertrain option. A dynamic and efficient 141 PS 1.7-litre turbo diesel with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) and two-wheel drive (2WD) is available to order in the UK priced from £24,570 OTR for the SE trim, rising to £29,695 for the Premium SE derivative.

Hyundai Motor's in-house developed 7DCT system offers a choice between fully automatic operation and sequential manual gear changes, selected with the gear lever for greater driver involvement. The 7DCT provides improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions compared to a six-speed automatic transmission - emitting only 129g of CO2 and offering fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg on a combined cycle. The turbo diesel engine provides a maximum torque of 340 Nm over a wide rev range of 1,750 rpm to 2,500 rpm.

For further efficiency, the new powertrain comes with Hyundai's Integrated Stop & Go (ISG) system as standard, which is also available for the 1.7-litre (116PS), and the 2.0-litre 2WD (136PS) diesel engines as well as the 1.6-litre petrol engine.

The Hyundai Tucson compact SUV is one of the safest vehicles in its segment and received the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. It benefits from a solid body structure featuring 51% of ultra-high strength steel for improved torsional rigidity and impact resistance and a host of innovative passive and active safety features like Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition that can stop the car automatically if a crash is predicted. The Hyundai Tucson's list of safety features also includes a Blind Spot Detection alerts the driver to approaching vehicles, Rear Cross Traffic Alert which scans a 180-degree area behind the vehicle alerting the driver if there is approaching cross-traffic and the Lane Keep Assist System applying steering correction in case of unintended lane departure. Additionally the Active Hood cushions the impact shock in case of a frontal collision.

The new 1.7-litre CRDi 7DCT powertrain is available to order in the UK now across the Tucson range from SE trim and above.

All-New Hyundai Tucson 1.7-litre turbo diesel with 7DCT.

U2 1.7 CRDi (HIGH) 141 PS 7DCT
Type U2 1.7 CRDi four cylinders in line DOHC with 16-VALVE
Capacity 1685 cc
Bore x stroke 77.2 x 90 mm
Compression ratio 15.7:1
Power (104 kW) 141 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Torque 340 Nm @ 1,750~2,500 rpm
Drivetrain 2WD
Maximum speed (mph) 115
0 to 62 mph acceleration (seconds) 11.5
Fuel consumption urban mpg (L/100km) 52.3 (5.4)
Fuel consumption extra urban mpg (L/100km) 60.1 (4.7)
Fuel consumption combined mpg (L/100km) 57.6 (4.9)
CO2 combined (g/km) 129

About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres worldwide and in 2015 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localised models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world's first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell and IONIQ, the world's first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type.

About Hyundai Motor UK

Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top 10 car manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 88,257 vehicles. Hyundai Motor UK employs more than 3,000 people through its UK operations and dealer network. Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles from the award-winning New Generation i10 city car through to the capable Santa Fe SUV and iLoad LCV. All passenger cars come with Hyundai's industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk.

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