MY18 changes reinforce Hyundai Tucson’s strong appeal
- Powertrain upgrade delivers more powerful and efficient GDi 2.0-litre engine to Active and Elite variants
- Newly developed satellite navigation unit brings range-wide Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto compatibility
- Tucson’s strong 2017 YTD performance in Australia’s thriving medium-SUV category (5,430 sales; segment runner-up) follows its record 2016 total (20,132 sales)
11 April 2017 – Hyundai has announced important MY18 changes to its hugely popular Tucson range.
A consistently strong top-seller in the thriving Australian medium-SUV market, MY18 Tucson introduces powertrain line-up changes and range-wide access to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto compatibility.
Major MY18 powertrain change in the four-tier Tucson line-up is the adoption of Hyundai’s acclaimed 2.0-litre GDi (gasoline direction-injection) four-cylinder engine in Tucson Active and Elite variants. The more potent, more efficient GDi engine replaces the 2.0-litre MPi (multi-point injection) engine previously available in those variants.
The 2.0-litre GDi Nu engine delivers 121kW maximum power and 203Nm maximum torque (up from the MPi engine’s 114kW and 192Nm respectively). The GDi engine is matched with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission in Tucson Active and Active X variants (six-speed automatic transmission only in the Elite model).
2.0-litre GDi engine specifications:
- Cubic capacity: 1,999cc
- Maximum power: 121kW @ 6,200rpm
- Maximum torque: 203Nm @ 4,700rpm
- 16-valve four-cylinder with Hydraulic Lash Adjustment (HLA)
- Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
- Gasoline Direct Injection
- Compression ratio: 11.5:1
- Fuel consumption: 7.8L/100km (manual), 7.9L/100km (automatic)