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Review: Hyundai Tucson 2.0 GLS

By Faiming_low on 04 Nov 2015 in New model

Attached Image The Koreans have improved their cars so much in the recent years that you cannot label them as budget carmakers anymore. Their latest offering, the all new Tuscon SUV, is no exception.

Attached Image Looking more stylish and handsome with its latest 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design, the Tuscon is arguably one of the best looking SUVs in its class. But watch out, its other Korean rival, the Kia Sportage which has yet to arrive on our shores, is one good looker too!

Attached Image It might just be me but I thought the rear lights give the Tuscon a wide and low-slung look.

Attached Image Inside, the design is slightly less adventurous but it sure is functional. Storage space upfront is good and the quality of the plastics on the dash are as good as the rest of the class.

Attached Image Space at the back is plentiful. Large sunroof enhances cabin space too.

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Attached Image Nothing fancy here. Controls are all well laid out.

Attached Image Blind Spot Detection useful in Singapore's wild traffic.

Attached Image On the topic of traffic, I found the Auto Hold function more useful than I thought. Just remember to turn it off before you start parking else you might find yourself waiting for the car to creep after coming to a complete stop. Select-able Drive Mode good to have but does not change the attitude of the car much. Found myself using the Sport setting only as the other modes made the car slightly less responsive.

Attached Image Six-speed automatic smooth and fast enough for an SUV. Could be more responsive in Manual mode but I am just nitpicking here.

Attached Image For those who are keen in driving, there isn't much joy in driving the Tucson fast. Handling is best described as secure which is no bad thing for a family SUV. The ride is well-damped and it can actually carry decent speeds into the turns. While the steering weight is fine, the feel could be improved as it felt slightly artificial at times.

Attached Image Overall, this is an enjoyable and smart SUV from Hyundai. If you are shopping for a soft off roader and find the Qashqai getting a bit too common, you might want this on your shopping list.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Pocus Nov 04 2015 11:50 PM

While the styling of the Tucson is appealing, the interior was abit of a let down, more so by the meh looking HU.

 

Too bad the price range of the Tucson will put off some potential buyers.

ER-3682 Nov 05 2015 07:13 AM
No Climate Control.?Still using Manual A/C.
Fuelsaver Nov 05 2015 08:31 AM
Can do better w leather wrap steering wheel, full touchscreen hu w dvd n satnav, n shark fin or compact antenna.
Vinceng Nov 05 2015 09:03 AM

Between 

 

a Japanese built Subaru Forester 2.0 priced at $119,800,

 

a Japanese make, continental built Nissan Qashqai 2.0 (made in UK) priced at $129,000,

 

and a Korean make built in Korea Hyundai Tucson 2.0 priced at $139,999,

 

... the choice is obvious.

 

*Prices accurate as at 5 Nov 2015. Source: sgcarmart

Faiming_low Nov 05 2015 09:47 PM

You guys are correct. While the Tucson is as good as any of its Japanese rivals but needs to be slightly more affordable...

Pocus Nov 05 2015 10:13 PM
Faiming, anyway you review is pretty vague. More like a introductory review than a full fledge review. Hope to see more in-depth stuff from you. Watch the typos and construct of the sentences..
Faiming_low Nov 07 2015 02:14 PM

Faiming, anyway you review is pretty vague. More like a introductory review than a full fledge review. Hope to see more in-depth stuff from you. Watch the typos and construct of the sentences..

 

Thanks for the feedback. Pardon the mistakes since I am more of a photographer than a writer haha! Will definitely try to improve on the write up though.

 

Do keep in mind, this is more a 'casual review/observation' than a full-on in-depth review. 

 

If you are looking for one, head on to sgcarmart to read the full review!

http://www.sgcarmart...iew.php?AID=929


 

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