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.

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