Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

The Tucson has caused a bit of a stir, it’s a great looker and is full of useful features. Full Brochure here. Sadly the full hybrid is not on the Scheme, what is left is a 148bhp 1.6 petrol and 1.6 148bhp 48v mild hybrid petrol, both offer questionable fuel economy, 41.5 mpg for the petrol manual and a small boost of 42.8 for the 48v hybrid, reality on the road is mid 30’s.

The Plugin Hybrid combines the 1.6-litre T-GDi engine paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor, powered by a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer battery. Together they deliver 261 brake horse power and 304 Nm maximum torque. (0-62 mph in 8.6 seconds) and the advantage of being able to run on electric power alone for a claimed 33 miles.

The pick of the engines is the 227 brake horse power full hybrid 1.6 litre petrol which is available in Premium and N-Line trim, sadly the Advance Payment of £3999 for both cars makes it an unrealistic choice.

The Mild hybrid starts at £2499 AP in SE connect trim and the 4 wheel drive at £3599 AP in Ultimate trim.

The PHEV prices are high, £5249 Advance Payment in Premium trim or £5749 in Ultimate trim.

The only Tucson we can recommend based on price is the 1.6 litre petrol in SE Connect trim at £999 Advance Payment.


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