Hyundai Tuc­son

Model GL

Auto Today - - Dashboard - Yo­gen­dra Pratap Edi­tor yo­gen­dra.pratap@in­to­day.com @Yo­genPratap

Test Started Oct, 2017/9,290km Cur­rent odo read­ing 15,309km Mileage this month 734km Ef­fi­ciency this month 12.7kmpl

This month again I have been mak­ing do with other cars as the Tuc­son has been the choice back-up for many of the photo shoots and be­cause of the bad road con­di­tions due to the mon­soons. So it’s even more sur­pris­ing that the fuel ef­fi­ciency has been one of the best we have got for our monthly re­port, thanks to the air-con­di­tion­ing not hav­ing to work over­time due to high hu­mid­ity and some­what lower tem­per­a­tures than peak sum­mers plus a lot of gen­tle driv­ing. But I am not im­pressed so much by the en­gine of the Tuc­son be­cause of its fuel ef­fi­ciency which has been on par for a ve­hi­cle of this size and a weight of over one-and-a half tonnes but all the other char­ac­ter­is­tics of the en­gine. Un­like some other diesels, it is a smooth free revving en­gine that not only pro­duces 400Nm of torque across a 1,000rpm band start­ing from 1,750rpm but also tops out at 185bhp at 4,000rpm. That translates into sheer joy on the road, an abun­dance of power when one wants a surge at what­ever speed one may be at. That de­spite the en­gine be­ing mated to quite an or­di­nary 6-speed au­to­matic gear­box that may not be the best but is not the worst ei­ther. How­ever the en­gine makes up for the de­fi­cien­cies of the gear­box and its lin­ear power de­liv­ery is a pleas­ant change to some of the Ger­man diesels.

SOME OF THE CHAR­AC­TER­IS­TICS OF THE EN­GINE ARE TRULY IM­PRES­SIVE AND THAT TRANSLATES TO SHEER JOY

Six airbags | Auto cli­mate con­trol | All Power Win­dows | Key­less en­try | Elec­tric ORVMs | Pro­jec­tor head­lamps, LED DRLs | Au­dio sys with CD, USB, Aux | Stan­dard War­ranty 3yr/ un­lim­ited km

The 2-litre Hyundai com­mon-rail turbo-charged en­gine is smooth, freerevving and with loads of low-end torque

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