New compact SUV delivers class-leading design, technology and performance
Practical family car offers unbeatable combination of comfort and convenience
All- New Tucson will be available in September across Juma Al Majid showrooms
Hyundai Motor Company has officially launched the All-New Tucson compact SUV in Africa and the Middle East. Offering a bold and athletic design, new technological features and class-leading driving performance, the new model has been designed to set new standards for its sector and provide an enticing alternative that ticks all the boxes for young families looking for a highly versatile car.
In the UAE market, available models will be in GL or GLS trim levels and with a variety of specifications. By combining competitive pricing with a model that embodies the Hyundai Motor Company’s modern premium brand direction, the third generation All-New Tucson is perfectly placed to build on the popularity of its predecessor, which was the company’s third biggest-selling model across the region and the volume leader in the compact SUV segment in 2014.
Jin (James) Kim, Vice-President and Head of Hyundai Motor Company Africa and Middle East, said: “The compact SUV market in Africa and the Middle East is highly competitive, but with the All-New Tucson we are confident that we have a car that provides everything that car buyers in the class look for. It represents a bold new step forward in the history of Tucson, bringing premium levels of quality, technology and style to the customers.”
Axel Dreyer, President of Hyundai in the UAE, said: “The All-New Tucson is a highly anticipated vehicle, with its forerunner well-established as the most popular model in the Hyundai line-up. The SUV has already won acclaim for being the best compact-sized sports utility vehicle in Germany and in the UAE has been the leader in its segment with a 14 per cent market share.”
“Hyundai have stepped up to the challenge with the All-New Tucson and developed a new master piece, which not only meets, but goes well beyond customer expectations. The All-new Tucson will be available in Hyundai UAE showrooms by early September and we are expecting it to increase sales 17 per cent within its segment in the second half of this year. We encourage customers to pop down to their nearest Hyundai showroom and book a test drive - seeing and experiencing is believing,” he added.
Available with 10 exterior colour options featuring two entirely new variants, the new model’s sharp lines exude sophistication, from the signature hexagonal grille and sleek headlamps at the front, along the dynamic side profile with its expressive ‘Z’ character-line and ‘square-shaped’ wheel arches, to the distinctive rear lamps and wide, sporty bumper at the rear.
The equally stylish and refined interior benefits from the careful attention paid by designers to the ergonomics and use of high quality and soft-touch materials along with passenger power seats offering unbeatable lumber support. Additional cabin features include a newly designed dashboard featuring an 8” display and extended super vision cluster and new door trims for a sportier feel.
For the first time on a Hyundai Motor Company compact SUV, the All-New Tucson introduces a smart powered tailgate that opens at the approach of the key-holder, and a Blind Spot Detection system that monitors the side and rear of the vehicle for approaching vehicles. These cutting-edge technologies are complemented by other useful features such as the smart entry and engine start, an electric parking brake, automatic cruise control and a next-generation navigation system that offers improved convenience and smart driving.
When it comes to protecting occupants the All-New Tucson has been designed to be one of the safest cars in its class, as reflected by the 5-star rating it has received in both the European and North American NCAP crash tests. When it comes to active safety systems, the model can be specified with hi-tech features such as a parking assist, an intelligent tyre pressure monitoring system, Electronic Parking Brake and Hill-start Assist Control.
Built on a completely new platform, All-New Tucson delivers ride comfort without compromising driving dynamics. Every element of the chassis has been developed to ensure enhanced high-speed and cornering stability. Best-in-class aerodynamics and structural rigidity combine with an improved front and rear suspension and the integration of enhanced noise reduction techniques to establish the model as truly premium package.
Ensuring that customers can choose from a suitably impressive range of engines to complement the high quality driving experience, the All-New Tucson offers a choice of Gamma 1.6 GDi and NU 2.0 MPI petrol engines with a top speed of 182 KPH, and two diesel units. The R 2.0 VGT with a top speed of 186 KPH and the manual U2 1.7 litre CRDI with a top speed of 176 KPH, depending on transmission, drive train. All units are mated to 6-speed gearboxes, with both 2WD and 4WD models dependent on specification and market availability. Always focused on being economical, the fuel consumption of the All-New Tucson has reduced by 13% compared to its predecessor.
With families in mind, Hyundai Motor Company designers took time to ensure the new compact SUV offers the highest levels of comfort and versatility. The luggage compartment is over 10% bigger than in its predecessor, while the larger dimensions deliver more headroom, shoulder room and front row legroom. At the same time, taking the region’s climate into account, fans under the seat cushions pump out chilled air on models equipped with air-ventilated front seats, while rear air vents and a panoramic sunroof are also available.
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About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
About Hyundai Africa & Middle East
Hyundai Motor Company’s Africa & Middle East regional headquarters are located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, determined on delivering great value quality vehicles in line with the brands Modern Premium brand direction.
In 2014 Hyundai Motor Company, as the region’s second largest automotive manufacturer, has announced its third consecutive year of record sales in Africa and Middle East with 511,500 unit sales, representing an increase of 1 percent when compared with 2013.
In August 2015, Hyundai Motor Company celebrated 3 million unit sales in the Middle East since it started operations in 1976.
Hyundai Motor’s retail network in Africa consists of: Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Libya, Tunisia, Nigeria, Reunion, Canary Islands, Mali, Liberia, Guinea, Benin, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Gambia, Ceuta, Seychelles, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritania, Zambia, Kenya, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius, Ghana, Madagascar, Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Togo, Republic of Sao Tome, Angola, Senegal and Zimbabwe.
About Hyundai UAE - Juma Al Majid Group
Juma Al Majid Group is one of the versatile business impressions of the United Arab Emirates. The business portfolio of Juma Al Majid Group includes automobiles, heavy duty vehicles, trading, contracting and services, properties, hospitality, travel and investment.
With a license of Juma Al Majid Establishment, Juma Al Majid Group is proud to be the sole distributor of Hyundai in the United Arab Emirates since 1983.