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What Is Hyundai Tucson

Thursday, March 25, 2010 Posted by One-4-All

Do you know about Hyundai Tucson? Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV built and marketed by the Hyundai Motor Corporation. Tucson has been one of the most popular Hyundai models with more than 1 million units sold worldwide since its launch in 2004 as a 2005 model. In 2010, Hyundai Motor Corp. offer the new Tucson.

The current-generation Hyundai Tucson is all-new for the 2010 model year, offering a bold new design and updated engines. The V-6 is gone from the lineup, replaced with a new 176-horsepower. The Tucson is powered exclusively by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Theta engine that cranks out 176 horsepower -- more than the outgoing model's optional V6. However, the new four-cylinder unit is significantly more fuel efficient as Hyundai claims that with the available six-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive, the new Tucson returns an estimated 23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway compared to the current Tucson FWD Auto's 18mpg / 24mpg respectively. In fact, Hyundai says that the new Tucson is more fuel-efficient than the four-cylinder versions of the Honda CRV, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.

The latest Tucson is now complemented with more agile handling, responsive steering and improved body roll control. Enhancements such as the MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems provide more precise wheel control and a smoother ride and make the new Tucson more fun-to-drive. To further aid in improved handling manners, stabilizer bar diameters have also increased with the front suspension growing to a 25 mm hollow stabilizer bar, yet saving weight versus the predecessors 21 mm solid stabilizer bar. The rear suspension has a new 18 mm solid stabilizer bar versus the predecessors 14 mm stabilizer bar. These larger stabilizer bars help to keep the vehicle flat during cornering and help provide quicker turn-in response.

Sales of the 2010 Tucson will begin before the end of December with pricing expected to start under $20,000.


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