The brave athlete
THE TUCSON HAS BEEN CREATED TO PERFORM BEYOND ATHLETICISM. Striking the perfect balance between exciting dynamics and a supple ride is no mean feat but Hyundai’s engineers have done it. The McPherson strut with coil spring up front and the multi link type suspension with coil spring at the rear have been tuned to a point that will keep everyone in the cabin smiling. The driver, because of the Tucson’s responsiveness around corners in spite of its bulk, the passenger, because he is isolated from all the shocks that need to be absorbed by the SUV’s shock absorbers.
For its size, the Tucson displays surprising agility. Body roll is controlled and at no point in time will the SUV make the driver feel anything but confident on a twisty hilly road on his way out of town for a weekend breather. The power assisted steering is precise but light to use ensuring easy manoeuvrability when cutting across the city.
At the same time, the high ground clearance coupled with that supple ride quality means that things remain as they were when the going gets tough. Pleasant. There’s no unnecessary harshness that creeps in to trouble the passenger. He or she remains cocooned in the calm that the Tucson naturally envelopes its occupants in.