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2009 Hyundai Tucson Facelifted - (Australia)

August 1st, 2008
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Hyundai has released details of its 2009 Tucson range. With standard ESP Stability Control, Traction Control System, an integrated Bluetooth® audio system plus a host of detail improvements, the 2009 Tucson range delivers added appeal and enhanced value across the range.

Enhanced 2009 Tucson - specification summary:

All new 2009 Tucson models are distinguished by a revised front grille, front indicator lens colour change, redesigned rear tailgate garnish, all-new alloy wheel designs and a charcoal black interior.

ESP Stability Control, incorporating Traction Control System (TCS), is now standard across the Tucson range. In addition, all Tucson variants include Bluetooth® audio that allows wireless streaming of music directly from a Bluetooth® compatible mobile phone or Bluetooth® compatible music player as well as a phone-book that can store up to 78 numbers and names. The new audio unit includes integrated USB and Aux sockets allowing users to connect and play music from their iPod®, MP3 player or USB memory stick.

2009 Tucson City ‘SX’ variants include new design 5 spoke 16” alloy wheels including a full-size alloy spare, Anti-skid Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, dual front airbags, 4 speakers, front fog lamps, keyless remote entry, alarm, power windows and exterior mirrors and standard roof bars. A trip computer and auto light control system (auto headlights on / off) have also been added to the 2009 Tucson City ‘SX’ (these features are now standard across the entire 2009 Tucson range).

The 2009 Tucson City ‘Elite’ trim gains full leather seat trim (replacing half moquette, half leather seat trim) and Bluetooth® audio with integrated USB and Aux sockets. Other features over and above Tucson ‘SX’ variants include front and rear passenger side curtain SRS airbags, driver and front passenger side (thorax) airbags, 6 speakers including tweeters and an electric glass sunroof.

The 2009 Tucson ‘SX V6’ gains all the enhancements of the 2009 City ‘SX’, but differs with its 2.7 V6 petrol AWD powertrain, unique new 5 dual-spoke alloy wheel design, body colour protective cladding on the lower part of the doors and wheel arches and twin chrome exhaust outlets.

A new Protectz pack option is available on Tucson City SX and Tucson SX V6 comprising driver and front passenger side (thorax) SRS airbags and front and rear passenger side curtain SRS airbags.

Four new exterior colours are available for the enhanced Tucson range – Sleek Silver, Iron Blue, Silver Grey and Dark Bronze (all metallic), whilst the interior colour theme across the range is now a ‘Charcoal Black’ finish.

A range of Genuine Hyundai Accessories is available for customers to ensure their 2009 Tucson is built for everyday adventures.

2009 Tucson – model range:

2.0 petrol 2WD powertrain (available in Tucson City ‘SX’ and ‘Elite’ trims):

* 104 kW of peak power @ 6,000 rpm
* 184 Nm peak torque @ 4,500 rpm
* 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic with Selectronic manual shift
* Fuel consumption* 8.0 litres / 100 km (man), 9.2 litres / 100 km (auto)

2.7 V6 AWD powertrain (available in Tucson ‘SX V6’ trim):

* 129 kW of peak power @ 6,000 rpm
* 241 Nm peak torque @ 4,000 rpm
* 4 speed automatic with Selectronic manual shift
* Fuel consumption* 10.9 litres / 100 km (auto)

*Source: ADR 81/01 static laboratory combined average city & highway cycle test. Fuel consumption will vary depending on a combination of driving habits and the condition of the vehicle.

2009 Tucson range – retail prices:

Changes to retail pricing have been made to ensure that Tucson retains its position as Australia’s best value compact SUV:

o Tucson City SX 2.0 petrol 2WD 5 speed manual $25,490 RRP
o Tucson City SX 2.0 petrol 2WD 4 speed auto $27,490 RRP
o Tucson City Elite 2.0 petrol 2WD 4 speed auto $30,490 RRP
o Tucson SX V6 2.7 petrol AWD 4 speed auto $31,490 RRP
o Optional Protectz pack (SX and SX V6 variants) $700 RRP
o Optional metallic paint $320 RRP

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