NEW FOR 2012:
– Front-wheel drive models receive larger 300-mm front brake discs
– Fuel tank capacity increased from 55 to 58 litres
– GL adds heated front seats
For 2012, the Hyundai Tucson undergoes minor changes. The front brake discs on front-wheel drive models are 20 mm larger, the fuel tank is larger, and the GL receives heated front seats.
The Tucson uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in the L, and a 2.4-litre four-cylinder in the GL, GLS and Limited. The 2.0-litre comes with a five-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic, while the 2.4-litre comes only with a six-speed automatic.
The L is front-wheel drive only. The GL and GLS come in front-wheel drive but can be optioned to all-wheel drive. The Limited is all-wheel drive only. The system runs primarily in front-wheel but can be locked into 50/50 at speeds under 30 km/h.
Features on the L include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cloth seats and interior trim, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary, USB and iPod system, tilt steering wheel, downhill brake control, hill start assist, driver’s auto-down window, rear spoiler, variable intermittent wipers, rear washer/wiper, dual vanity mirrors, and tire pressure monitoring system. When the automatic transmission is ordered, the L also includes keyless entry with alarm.
The GL adds keyless entry, heated seats, Bluetooth connectivity and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
The GLS adds 17-inch alloy wheels, XM satellite radio, body-colour mirrors and handles, fog lights, windshield wiper de-icer, roof rails, privacy glass, heated cloth seats with “leatherette” bolsters, and leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
The Limited adds 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, chrome-accented grille with black lower air intake, chrome door handles, auto-dimming rearview mirror, garage door opener, mirrors with integrated turn signals, outside temperature display, panoramic sunroof, eight-way power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, and solar control glass.
The Limited with Navigation adds an amplifier and subwoofer, touch-screen navigation system and rearview camera.