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by Matt Campbell

The highly popular Hyundai Tucson range has seen some pricing changes and a new trim level introduced, the company has confirmed.

Potential diesel Tucson buyers will undoubtedly be happy to learn that Hyundai Australia has added a new entry-level all-wheel-drive Active model to the range, priced from $35,090 plus on-road costs. That model mirrors the specification levels of the petrol Active version – read our 2016 Hyundai Tucson specs story here.

Prices are up about two per cent – some models see smaller hikes, others larger bumps – but there hasn’t been a huge jump in equipment levels aside from the Elite variant, which now gets some extra kit to make it stand out more compared to the more affordable Active and Active X versions.

As such, the Elite 2WD jumps from an 18-inch wheel and tyre package to a bigger 19-inch alloy wheel with Continental tyres. Further, the Elite’s interior is boosted by two 12-volt power outlets up front, and in the convenience stakes it gets rain-sensing wipers and a cooled glovebox.

The Elite AWD likewise gets the above goodies but has Hankook tyres rather than Contis, and has leather rather than cloth seat trim.

Further, the Elite models, and the Active X variant, can now be optioned with a panoramic sunroof, at $2000.

Hyundai Tucson pricing, plus on-road costs (change in brackets):

Tucson 2.0-litre 2WD petrol:
Active manual – $28,590 (+$600)
Active auto – $31,090 (+$600)
Active X manual – $31,150 (+$660)
Active X auto – $33,650 (+$660)
Elite auto – $36,750 (+$1510)

Tucson 1.6-litre AWD petrol:
Elite auto – $39,750 (+$1510)
Highlander auto – $45,450 (+$1960)

Tucson 2.0-litre AWD diesel:
Active auto – $35,090 (NEW VARIANT)
Elite auto – $41,750 (+$1510)
Highlander auto – $47,450 (+$1960)

*Note: No images are available yet of the updated Elite models, nor the Active diesel. Stay tuned.




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