Hyundai have added two new Tucsons, both with turbocharged diesel engines to their compact SUV range that has been one of the best sellers in its segment.
The introduction of these derivatives expands the Tucson range to seven, including the 5 petrol derivatives launched in March
The first turbodiesel derivative, is powered by a 1,7-litre engine that conforms to Euro 6 regulations for clean emissions and delivers 85kW at 4000rpm and 280Nm between 1 250 and 2 750rpm. This model it kitted out in Executive specification level and fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox.
This engine is built in Hyundai’s modern factory in the Czech republic. Highlights include a cylinder block with a weight reduction of 5 kg, an improved 2 000 bar high-pressure fuel injection system and a Lean NOx Trap catalytic convertor makes this advanced turbodiesel an excellent choice for fuel-efficient, powerful driving
This engine employs an Exhaust Gas Recirculation system that, together with the LNT catalytic convertor, results in cleaner exhaust gases and a Co2 emissions figure of 124g/km. Average fuel consumption on a combined test cycle was measured at 6,8 litres/100km.
The second turbodiesel derivative is equipped with a full range of standard features at Elite specification level and uses a 2-litre Euro 2 engine that delivers 131 kW at 4 000rpm and 400Nm between 1 750 and 2 750rpm. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers power to the front wheels.
This derivative is imported from South Korea and is also equipped with a turbocharger that enables it to deal particularly well with the oxygen-starved Highveld.