Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - NEWS -

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the Tuc­son 1.6 TGDI Ex­ec­u­tive Sport with its body skirts, black 19-inch wheels and bold ex­haust pipes, Hyundai South Africa has de­cided to give the top-of-the-range all-wheel-drive Tuc­son 1.6 TGDI Elite the same treat­ment. The Tuc­son Sport with the Ex­ec­u­tive spec­i­fi­ca­tion level was launched in June, with an ea­ger up­take from cus­tomers and more than 50 units sold in July alone. “Some of our cus­tomers re­quested this same body kit and engine power up­grade to be ap­plied to our top-of-range Tuc­son 1.6 TGDI Elite all-wheel-drive de­riv­a­tive with its dual clutch trans­mis­sion. It con­vinced us to add an­other Tuc­son Sport de­riv­a­tive to our range,” says Stan­ley An­der­son, sales and op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor of Hyundai Au­to­mo­tive South Africa. As a re­sult Hyundai has in­tro­duced the Tuc­son 1.6 TGDI Elite Sport AWD de­riv­a­tive, pow­ered by a tur­bocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine that de­liv­ers 150 kW and 295Nm torque, via all-wheel drive and a dual clutch trans­mis­sion. The dual clutches en­ables au­to­matic gearshifts, with the op­tion of a Sport mode, or man­ual gear changes, if the driver prefers. The body kit used for the Tuc­son 1.6 TGDI Elite Sport is the same as that used on the Tuc­son Ex­ec­u­tive Sport and it rides on the same 19-inch black al­loy wheels with low­pro­file tyres. The new model costs R599 900, (R100 000 more than the 1.6 TGDI Ex­ec­u­tive Sport) and boasts the com­pre­hen­sive Elite level of fea­tures, in­clud­ing a big sun roof and a host of con­ve­nience, safety and lux­ury items. This in­cludes Hyundai’s seven-year/200 000km war­ranty, road­side as­sis­tance for five years or 150 000km, and a five-year/90 000km ser­vice plan. The ser­vice in­ter­val is 15 000km.

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