The 2021 Hyundai Tucson has arrived in Ireland and will go on sale here priced from €32,495 with radical new styling, technology and new electrified powertrains, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology for the first time.
The all-new Tucson is the fourth generation of Hyundai’s successful bestseller with more than 7 million units sold around the globe since it launched in 2004. Of these, 1.4 million units have been sold in Europe. That makes it the company’s bestselling SUV globally. In Ireland the Tucson is consistently a top five bestseller and has been a huge success here.
Hyundai’s new compact SUV arrives on the market with a revolutionary new look that follows the company’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity. There is also a new interior with soft touch materials and a full touchscreen console.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is longer and wider than the car it replaces, and the wheelbase has also been increased by 10 mm so passengers can enjoy more space inside the vehicle. Boot space has been increased, offering up to 620 litres overall.
There are three trim levels, Comfort Plus, Executive and Executive Plus, with standard equipment including 17″ alloys, heated front seats with electric lumbar support for the driver, automatic lights, high beam assist, reverse parking camera, 8″ touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and safety equipment including lane keep assist, driver attention alert and forward collision alert.
The diesel Tucson range uses a 1.6-litre engine and is available from €32,495 rising to €38,245. This model will cost €270 to tax in Ireland.
The new Tucson petrol hybrid is available from €35,995 rising to €41,745. It uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine, electric motor, and 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery to reduce fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and motor tax is €210 per year in Ireland for this model.
A plug-in hybrid will join the new Tucson range in 2021.