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Hyundai launches two turbodiesel engines

14 November 2016

Two new Tucsons – both with turbocharged diesel engines – have been added to Hyundai’s compact SUV range.

The addition of the turbodiesel engines has increased the derivatives in Hyundai’s Tucson range to seven, including the 5 petrol derivatives.

The two new turbodiesel engines take their place next to the naturally aspirated 2-litre petrol engine and turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine that was introduced with the Tucson in March in South Africa.

One of the new turbodiesel derivatives – on the Executive specification level – is powered by a new 1.7-litre engine and delivers 85 kW of power and 280Nm torque. Power is transferred to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

The new 2.0-litre diesel engine, in the Elite derivative, is also equipped with a turbocharger that enables it to deal particularly well in the Highveld and other high-lying and mountainous areas in South Africa. this engine delivers 131kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

Hyundai Tucson pricing:
Tucson 2.0 Nu Premium (manual)                       R369 900
Tucson 2.0 Nu Premium (automatic)                  R389 900
Tucson 2.0 Nu Elite (automatic)                            R454 900
Tucson 1.6 TGDi Executive (manual)                   R439 900
Tucson 1.6 TGDi Elite DCT AWD                              R519 900
Tucson 1.7 UII Executive Diesel (manual)     R439 900
Tucson R2.0 Elite (automatic)                             R519 900

  • teofli

    One thing I remember about the old Tucson is how pleasant it was to drive. Now considering that this one is significantly improved, I do envy those driving it.