Hyundai’s all new Tucson looks stunning, with big bold angles, and vast, impressive light arrays, but is it any good?

Tucson has only been on sale for a few months but sales are down 22.8% for 2021. Supply issues continue to dog the auto industry and are set to continue through 2022.

Full Specifications HERE: Hyundai_NX4-Tucson_Spec-Table

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Tucson comes in 3 trims, Tucson, Tucson Elite, and Tucson Highlander, each with a $1,000 N-Line option. Highlander pricing is $50,298 Drive away, and $51,298 for the N Line pack, but the range starts from a measly $38,345. That’s an awful lot of car for under 40 grand.

The new Tucson is awash with cuts and angles faceted deeply into the metalwork. LED headlights are set discretely below the massive DRL arrays. Disappointingly, base models have a projector beam, but all other models get the full LED boomshakala which look ahead with the power of a small sun. There is standard dusk sensing and auto high beam for added safety.

The DRLs only come on once the car is started, and park brake released. How economical of Hyundai to use energy only when absolutely required, right?

The door handles are lit at night, and the rear wiper remains secreted under the upper rear spoiler until needed. Those thoughtful touches give a premium feel that punters once had to look to Europe for.

19” wheels are standard, but N Line brings a slightly different design, with all Tucsons getting a full-size alloy spare under the rear floor. There is nothing more annoying than having to summon a hot tradie because your repair kit has failed you, again. Although, there is much to be said for summoning a hot tradie, but that’s enough about me.

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