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