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HYUNDAI TUCSON ESTATE

1.6 TGDi PHEV Premium 5dr 4WD Auto

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Top Speed
Top Speed118mph

Driver Convenience

  • 10.25" super vision instrument cluster
  • 10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation with mapcare and live services
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist
  • Blind spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Bluetooth system
  • Cruise control - smart adaptive speed control with stop and go function
  • Digital clock
  • Drive mode selector
  • Driver alert system
  • E-call
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) - Car, Pedestrian and Cycle
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Junction Turning (FCAJX)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Lane follow assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • Manual speed limit assist (MLSA)
  • PAS
  • Rear cross traffic collision avoidance (RCCA)
  • Rear cross traffic collision warning (RCCW)
  • Rev counter
  • Reversing camera
  • Roll over sensor
  • Safe exit warning (SEW)
  • Tailgate open warning light
  • Trip computer
  • Trip odometer
  • Voice recognition
  • Water temperature gauge
  • Windscreen washer fluid sensor and warning indicator
  • Wireless phone charging pad

Entertainment

  • 2 front and 2 rear speakers with 2 tweeters
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Krell premium audio system with 8 speakers and subwoofer
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
  • USB connections 1 charger + 1 port in front

Exterior Features

  • Adjustable intermittent front windscreen wipers with aero wiper blade
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic defog system
  • Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
  • Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Body colour exterior door handles
  • Chrome effect bumper moulding
  • Dark chrome effect radiator grille
  • Electric front windows with anti-trap mechanism and one touch control
  • Electric rear windows
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and power folding door mirrors
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • High beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights
  • MFR - LED headlight with static bending light
  • Positioning Lights - LED
  • Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
  • Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
  • Roof rails
  • Satin chrome effect door frame moulding
  • Silver front and rear skid plate
  • Tinted glass with windscreen shade band
  • Trailer stability assist

Interior Features

  • 12V power outlets in front console and luggage compartment
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
  • Adjustable head restraints (Up and down)
  • Ambient lighting
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Cupholders in centre and rear console
  • Cupholders in rear armrest
  • Door courtesy lights
  • Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated LED vanity mirrors
  • Driver's seat electric lumbar support
  • Driver's seat manual height adjust
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Front armrest with storage box
  • Front door pocket bottle holders
  • Front passenger seat lumbar adjustment
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated/air conditioned glove compartment
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
  • Luggage area underfloor compartment
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Luggage cover
  • Luggage hooks
  • Manual height adjustable front passenger seat
  • Map reading lights
  • Retractable load cover
  • Sunglasses holder

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Brake assist function
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Downhill brake control
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Electric parking brake with auto hold function
  • Electronic stability control
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front center airbag
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Front side airbags + full size curtain airbags
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Multi-Collision braking
  • Seatbelt height adjustment for front seats
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display - TPMS
  • Vehicle stability management

Security

  • Alarm
  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote control central locking
  • Smart key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking

Wheels

  • 19" alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit

Specification

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Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    13.8
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1598
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5 : 1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    75.6
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    89
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.6
  • Badge Power
    265
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TGDi PHEV
  • Coin Series
    Premium
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    265
  • Engine Power - KW
    195
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    258
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    36
  • Engine Torque - NM
    350
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    118

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1651
  • Length
    4500
  • Wheelbase
    2680
  • Width
    1865

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    42
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2415
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1737
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    558
  • Max. Loading Weight
    597
  • Max. Roof Load
    100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1650
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1818
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.9

Hyundai's Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is hardly inexpensive, but you get a lot in return. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Background

Hyundai has pushed its Tucson mid-sized SUV further up-market in this model's fourth generation. Which means the need for more technology; like the plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the flagship model we're going to look at here. It completes what Hyundai claims is the widest range of powertrains available from any model in this class. Well, there's no full-EV variant - the brand doesn't need to provide that as it has its latest IONIQ 5 offering a full-battery option in the Crossover class. But you can certainly have just about everything else in a Tucson; anything else petrol-powered anyway. Hyundai doesn't do diesels in SUVs any more. What you can have with mainstream Tucsons is a choice of 1.6 T-GDi petrol variants; a conventional un-electrified option; or a version with MHEV mild hybrid tech; or one with full-Hybrid HEV tech that can run independently on full-battery power, though only for short periods. This PHEV Plug-in version though, can be battery-sustained for far longer. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

All Tucsons these days are powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine wedded to some form of electrification - and this one's no exception. In this case, the turbocharged combustion unit is mated to a 91PS electric motor powered by a 13.8kWh battery which, when fully charged, can take you up to 31 miles before the engine cuts in. Drive is sent to all four wheels - unlike some obvious rivals, the Ford Kuga PHEV and Hybrid versions of the Vauxhall Grandland and the Citroen C5 Aircross for instance, which are 2WD-only. And it's all marshalled via an 8-speed auto gearbox with proper cogs, unlike the belt-driven CVT transmission you have to have in rival Toyota RAV4 Plug-in and Suzuki Across models in this class. Typical customers are unlikely to ever want to take this car off road, but should the need for extra 'off piste' traction ever arise, there's a 'Terrain Mode' system which provides settings that vary power delivery to each axle according to the surface you're travelling over. On tarmac, a combined 265PS output gives sprightly performance, despite this PHEV's prodigious 1.9-tonne kerb weight; 62mph from rest takes 8.6s en route to 120mph and the stab of electric torque you get when you put your foot down makes it feel faster, particularly when you activate the provided 'Sport' setting.

Design and Build

Aside from altered badging and the addition of an extra charging flap, there aren't really any significant visual differences to mark this Plug-in Hybrid Tucson variant apart from its less electrified showroom stablemates. Still, in all its forms, the fourth generation 'NX4'-series version of this design has enough about it to set High Street tongues wagging. It's based on the brand's previous 'Vision T' concept and represents what Hyundai calls 'a design revolution'. Even Hyundai's European exterior Design Chief Eduardo Ramires admits it's 'quite brave'. 'We felt free to innovate' he says, hence the bold grille with its 'Parametric Hidden Lights'. This designates the way that the LED headlamps and the 'jewel-like' running lights are integrated into the sides of the 3D grille and can't be distinguished from it when switched off. Complementing that are big 19-inch wheels. Inside up-front, to suit the current trend, most of the physical controls have been removed in favour of two screens, both 10.25-inches in size. One is for the instrument cluster; the other is for the centre stack and incorporates Hyundai's latest Bluelink telematics. The PHEV powertrain doesn't impinge on rear seat space - there's just about enough room for three on the rear bench. But it does affect boot capacity, which falls from 620-litres with a conventional model to 558-litres here. Push forward the split-folding rear bench and you can extend that to 1,737-litres.

Market and Model

The Plug-in Hybrid version of this Tucson comes in all the usual Tucson trim options, bar entry-level 'SE Connect'. That means prices starting at just over £39,000 for either the 'Premium'-spec model or the alternative sportier-looking 'N Line' variant. That's a figure which represents a premium of just under £5,000 over the alternative full-Hybrid HEV variant - and almost £7,000 over the MHEV mild hybrid model. So you've really got to want plug-in tech, especially if you're to stretch to one of the plusher trim levels - there's a choice of 'N Line S' or a top 'Ultimate' trim level that could set you back as much as around £42,000. Still, across the range, you do at least get plenty of kit for your outlay. The twin 10.25-inch interior screens are one example of that, the central infotainment monitor not only including 'Android Auto' and 'Apple CarPlay' connectivity but also Google and Apple calendar integration, along with selectable user profiles. And of course there are up-to-the-minute driver assistance safety features, including the company's latest 'Highway Drive Assist' semi-autonomous capability. This can brake and accelerate the Tucson to keep it a pre-set distance from other motorists, using a 'Lane Follow Assist' system to keep the car in lane on major roads. At the top of the range, there's even a 'Remote Smart Parking Assist' feature, allowing the car to be summoned from a parking spot via a button on the key.

Cost of Ownership

If you're comparing the Plug-in Hybrid Tucson with its HEV self-charging Hybrid showroom stablemate, you'll find that this Plug-in variant's provision of a larger 91PS electric motor powered by a considerably larger 13.8kWh battery makes all the difference. It facilitates the usual PHEV three-figure combined economy reading - think in terms of around 180mpg. And an enviro-conscious CO2 figure of 31g/km. Which in turn makes possible a super-low Benefit-in-Kind taxation rating of just 10%; with the HEV, it'd be around 29%, depending on trim. The WLTP combined economy figure is 201.8mpg. A Tucson Plug-in Hybrid owner qualifies for a low VED tax band B, so there'll also be no VED road tax to pay in year one (the self-charging HEV models are in VED bands H or I). Servicing is every 10,000 miles. And insurance is rated at group 21E. Let's finish with charging time figures. This model has a 7.2kW on board charger and can be charged from a 3-pin ICCB supply in 6 hours and 30 minutes (empty to 95%). Use the kind of 7kW wallbox you'd obviously install at home if you were to choose a Plug-in Hybrid and that time drops to 1 hour and 42 minutes. When fully replenished, the battery can take you up to 38 miles on a single charge. A strong buying incentive, as usual with Hyundai, is the five year unlimited mileage warranty that comes as standard. It's backed up by breakdown cover that last the same length of time and free annual vehicle health checks over this duration. True, rival brand Kia claims to better this package by offering a similar seven year deal, but there, you're limited to 100,000 miles.

Summary

As usual, Hyundai has taken established technology and made it available slightly more affordably. What's different with this Tucson Plug-in Hybrid though, is that the packaging makes the end confection genuinely desirable. There's real pavement presence here - and the neighbours will take a second glance over the fence. No previous Tucson was ever like this. No previous Tucson ever delivered a three-figure fuel return or a sub-35g/km CO2 reading either. In short, there are plenty of ways that this top version of the fourth generation model will surprise you. Unfortunately, pin-sharp involving driving dynamics don't number amongst these. There's nothing particularly rewarding about driving this car, but then you can't really say that about any of its direct rivals either. Also common with the competition is the kind of premium pricing that will have a potential Tucson Plug-in Hybrid customer wondering whether he or she might not be equally happy with the more affordable HEV Hybrid or MHEV Mild Hybrid models further down the range that can't be plugged in. If you want cutting-edge technology to match this fourth generation Tucson's cutting-edge looks though, this PHEV variant has, as Hyundai puts it, 'the power to surprise'.

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