|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door crossover|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel-drive, or four-wheel-drive-layout|
The Hyundai Tucson (Korean: 현대 투싼), now known as the ix35 in Europe, and as the Hyundai JM (Joyful Mover) in Japan, is a compact crossover vehicle produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2004. In the marque's lineup, the Tucson fits below the Santa Fe and Veracruz. It is named after the city of Tucson, Arizona.
- 1 First generation (2004–2009)
- 2 Second generation (2009–present)
- 3 Safety
- 4 References
- 5 External links
First generation (2004–2009)
|Also called||Hyundai JM (Japan)
|Assembly||Ulsan, South Korea
Cairo, Egypt (Ghabbour Group)
Cherkasy, Ukraine (Bogdan)
Taiwan (SYM Motors)
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||2.0L Beta II I4 petrol
2.7L Delta V6 petrol
2.0L CRDI I4 diesel
|Wheelbase||2,630 mm (103.5 in)|
|Length||4,325 mm (170.3 in)|
|Width||1,800 mm (70.9 in)
1,830 mm (72.0 in)
|Height||1,680 mm (66.1 in)
1,730 mm (68.1 in)
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The first generation Tucson was launched in 2004. It shares its Elantra-based platform with the redesigned 2005 Kia Sportage. The Tucson is in the same class as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.
|2.0||2004–2009||1,975 cc (1.975 L; 120.5 cu in) I4||141 PS (104 kW; 139 hp)@6000, 184 N·m (136 lb·ft)@4500|
|2.7 V6||2004–2009||2,656 cc (2.656 L; 162.1 cu in) I6||175 PS (129 kW; 173 hp)@6000, 241 N·m (178 lb·ft)@4000|
|2.0 CRDi||2004–2006||1,991 cc (1.991 L; 121.5 cu in) I4||113 PS (83 kW; 111 hp), 245 N·m (181 lb·ft)@2000 rpm|
|2.0 CRDi||2006–2009||1,991 cc (1.991 L; 121.5 cu in) I4 turbo||150 PS (110 kW; 150 hp)@3800 rpm, 305 N·m (225 lb·ft)@1800-2500 rpm|
|2.0 CRDi (Italy)||2006–2009||1,991 cc (1.991 L; 121.5 cu in) I4 turbo||140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp)@4000 rpm, 305 N·m (225 lb·ft)@2000 rpm|
Later 2.0 CRDi models include variable geometry turbocharger.
|2.0||2004–2009||5-speed manual||4-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC|
|2.7 V6||2004–2009||4-speed automaic with SHIFTRONIC||-|
|2.0 CRDi||2004–2006||5-speed manual||4-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC|
|2.0 CRDi||2006–2009||6-speed manual||4-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC|
In the USA, the 2.0 model, automatic is standard in Limited trim.
|2.7 V6||2004–2009||FWD, 4WD|
|2.0 CRDi||2006–2009||FWD, 4WD|
In the USA, the Tucson is offered in base GLS, mid-line SE, and top-tier Limited (formerly LX) trim levels for 2007 models. Earlier 2005 and 2006 models were offered as GL/GLS/Limited. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, six airbags, electronic stability control, a CD player, alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, and premium cloth seats. The SE adds to the roster with contrasting gray body cladding, a different alloy design, an AM/FM/Cassette/CD as well as fog lights and a front windshield wiper de-icing grid. The Limited adds leather seating surfaces, a 6-disc in dash CD changer, body-colored cladding, automatic climate control, and heated seats. The SE and Limited are only available with the 2.7-litre V6. The GLS comes only with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder.
The Tucson offers modest cargo space but its easy-to-fold seats can expand this volume so they lie flat. Even the front passenger seat folds flat for extra-long cargo.
There are dual-stage frontal impact airbags, torso side-impact airbags built into the front seats, and curtain airbags for side-impact protection for front and rear passengers.
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Changes for 2006 were minimal. The LX became the Limited and got color-coded cladding, automatic climate control, and a high-performance sound system . The GLS retained the gray cladding but 'HYUNDAI' is no longer branded into the cladding on the front doors. The GLS also got improved cloth seats with the option of a heating element. Both GLS and Limited got redesigned alloy wheels. The base GL remained unchanged.
Changes for 2007 were also minimal. The GL and GLS trims were renamed to GLS and SE, respectively, to match the standard for all new Hyundai vehicles.
2009 Tucsons see minor restyling and trim changes.
Tucson FCEV (2005)
The Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) is a test fuel cell vehicle for Hyundai's 2nd generation hydrogen fuel cell. The vehicle includes an 80 kW electric motor by Enova Systems of Torrance, California, UTC Fuel Cells by South Windsor, Connecticut, 152V battery co-developed by Hyundai Motor Co. and LG Chem in Seoul, Korea, 152 litres (33 imp gal; 40 US gal) hydrogen storage tanks developed by Dynetek Industries Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The vehicle has range of 300 kilometres (186.4 mi) and top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).
CRTD Xenith (2007–2009)
It is a version of the 2.0 CRDi 6-speed manual 4WD for UK market. It included following:
- Colour-coded side mouldings and bumpers
- Rear privacy glass
- Two tone leather and Alcantara upholstery
- Alcantara covered instrument cluster surround, gear gaiter, steering wheel, handbrake, armrest, door pull linings and door inserts
- Birds eye black maple wood effect trim on dashboard, console and door pulls
- Leather and alloy sports gear knob
- Luxury stainless steel embossed door entry guards
- Aluminium sports pedal trims
- 19" multi spoke alloy wheels with polished rims
The vehicle has MSRP of £20,670.
25th Anniversary Edition (2008)
The options cost $1,000.
In Japan, it was sold as Hyundai JM. Sold in Europe, but not EuroNCAP tested.
The Tucson received accolades from Canadian Car of the Year Best New Crossover award for 2005.
Second generation (2009–present)
|Also called||Hyundai ix35
Hyundai Tucson ix (South Korea)
Hyundai Tucson ix35 (Colombia)
|Assembly||Ulsan, South Korea
Žilina Plant, Žilina, Slovakia
Bekasi, Indonesia (2010-)
Cairo, Egypt (Ghabbour Group)
Nošovice, Czech Republic (2011)
Taiwan (SYM Motors)
Malaysia (Hyundai Malaysia)
Anápolis, Brazil (2013-)
|Body and chassis|
Kia Forte Koup
|Engine||1.6 L Gamma GDI I4 (petrol)
2.0 L Theta II I4 (petrol)
2.0 L Nu I4 (petrol)
2.4 L Theta II I4 (petrol)
1.7 L U-Line CRDi I4 (diesel)
2.0 L R-Line CRDi I4 (diesel)
|Wheelbase||2,640 mm (103.9 in)|
|Length||4,410 mm (173.6 in)|
|Width||1,820 mm (71.7 in)|
|Height||1,655–1,685 mm (65.2–66.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,425–1,580 kg (3,142–3,483 lb)|
In most markets outside South Korea, the Hyundai Tucson name (also known as the 'Hyundai Tucson ix' in Korea) was retired in favour of Hyundai ix35. The ix35 was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The power output, fuel-efficiency, comfort and safety features have been all upgraded. Known by the project name LM, it took 36 months and 280 billion won (approx. US$225 million) to develop. Saeki Yoshikazu, Toyota engineer, who is a chief engineer of Toyota RAV4 said, "I test drove Tucson ix. Even I think Tucson ix is a very good vehicle. It is very stylish, too."
The ix35's styling was reported to be based on Hyundai ix-onic concept. The ix35 was penned by former BMW designer Thomas Buerkle at Hyundai's Russelsheim design studio in Germany and continues the company's styling language, marketed as "fluidic sculpture". The compact crossover vehicle has sweeping coupe-like lines, a premium vehicle feel and comes with features unavailable on its predecessor.
The Tucson/ix35 is available with several engines: an all-new 2-litre diesel R engine, one of two Theta-II gasoline engine variants (2.0L or 2.4L), 1.7L UII diesel and 1.6L Gamma GDI gasoline. The later two only in Europe. The automatic transmission is Hyundai’s all-new six-speed design. The manual transmissions available in Europe is a 6-speed for 1.7 and 2.0 diesels and 1.6 Gamma and a 5-speed for 2.0 Theta. The 2-litre diesel engine, available outside of North America, meets the Euro-5 emissions standards and achieves 15.4 kilometers per liter fuel economy with maximum power output of 184 horsepower. The 2.0L gasoline engine has a fuel economy of 11.7 kilometers per liter with 166 horsepower. In South Korea, the diesel engine is offered in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel drive configurations, while the 2.0L gasoline engine is available only in front-wheel-drive. The North American versions are powered by either the 2.0L producing 165 horsepower or a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine producing 176 horsepower mated to the six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L engine makes almost the same power as the previous generation V6 engine while managing 20% better fuel economy than the previous generation four-cylinder.
The Tucson/ix35 sold in the USA comes in three trims: GL, GLS and Limited, with All-Wheel Drive available for GLS and Limited trims. The GL comes with a standard manual transmission, but a 6-speed automatic transmission is available and is standard on GLS and Limited. Features include available steering wheel-mounted audio controls, hands-free Bluetooth phone connectivity, navigation system, and a standard iPod interface system including iPod cable. An array of advanced safety equipment is standard, including Hillstart Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control. A Proximity Key and Push Button Start system is available in the Korean market but not the North American. The North American version uses a different gauge cluster design than the Korean version.
2014 model Tucson for North America have been upgraded with GDI direct injected theta-II engines that obtain more power and better emissions, LED tail/head lights, more stylish alloy rim designs, and a few minor improvements to the interior/audio system.
The 2011 Tucson offered in the USA a new GL trim which replaces the 2010 GLS model as Tucson's base trim. The GL is powered by a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to either a five-speed manual or an available six-speed automatic transmission in order to obtain better fuel economy than the 2.4-liter engine. The 2011 GLS trim includes the features of the 2010 "Popular Equipment Package" and an automatic transmission as standard equipment. Limited models now include standard electrochromatic mirrors with Homelink and has received Sachs dampeners to provide a smoother ride. The electronic stability control and motor driven power steering systems have been enhanced for improved performance. All AWD models now receive standard heated seats.
Some of the notable features of Tucson are as follows:
- Vehicle Dynamic Control: improves the safety of a vehicle's stability by detecting and minimizing skids
- Downhill Brake Control and Hillstart Assist Control: DBC allows the vehicle to maintain a safe speed on steep declines without having to use the brakes while HAC helps the vehicle maintain its position on a steep or slippery hill without rolling backwards.
- Emergency Stop Signal: In the event of a panic stop, this feature automatically triggers the emergency hazard lights whose flashing alerts the driver behind thus reducing the risk of rear-end crashes.
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Proximity Key
|Moderate overlap frontal offset||Good|
|Small overlap frontal offset||Poor|
- Competitors of CR-V, Similar vehicles the Official Honda Web Site
- Similar Vehicles of Tucson Hyundai Motor America
- 2009 Hyundai Tucson NHTSA Star Rating CarsDirect.com
- "Hyundai Tucson Hybrid FCEV". Hydrogen-motors.com. 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- Keegan, Walter J (2005-12-18). "L.A. Auto Show: Hyundai Tucson FCEV". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- Abuelsamid, Sam (2008-11-19). "LA 2008: Hyundai announces Blue Drive efficiency strategy, 2010 Sonata hybrid". Green.autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- Nunez, Alex (2007-03-27). "In UK, Hyundai Tucson reaches its Xenith". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- "Hyundai Tucson 25th Anniversary Edition". Hyundaicanada.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- "2009 Hyundai Tucson 25th Anniversary Edition Road Test Review". Carpages.ca. 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- Consumer Reports' 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey October 27, 2009. Reuters
- "Thomas Bürkle". Hyundai Motor UK Ltd. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
- Abuelsamid, Sam (2009-08-18). "Frankfurt Preview: Hyundai officially teases the new Tucson *UPDATED". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- Toyota chief engineer praise Tucson ix(Korean) 2009.11.03. MoneyToday newspaper
- Ramsey, Jonathon (2009-08-09). "Hyundai ix35 (i.e. the new Tucson) spotted in Sydney". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- New Hyundai ix35 Car September 08, 2009. CarTradeIndia.com
- Made in Germany | Hyundai`s success - Designed in Germany 2009, DW-TV (Deutsche Welle)
- "Hyundai Unveils Redesigned 2010 Tucson". Automoblog.net.
- 2010 Hyundai Tucson Earns IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK” 10/06/2010. The FINANCIAL
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- Official website of Hyundai Tucson
- Official website of Hyundai Tucson (US)
- Official website of Hyundai Tucson ix (South Korea)(Korean)
- Hyundai Tucson
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