Hyundai Tucson: the do-it-all company car
First-class comfort meets five-star space in the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, making it perfect for user-chooser company car drivers and fleet managers...
What do you look for first in a company car? Low benefit-in-kind (BIK) rates? The latest hybrid technology for class-leading efficiency and low running costs? Long-distance commuter comfort and versatile family-friendly space, perhaps?
Well, the good news is, whatever your company car question, the Hyundai Tucson has the answer. That’s especially true if you choose the ultra-efficient star of the range – the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid – which offers the electric range, the hybrid flexibility and the all-round long-range efficiency to let you work smarter and go further, for less.
It all starts with the Hyundai Tucson’s revolutionary design. Confident, contemporary looks ensure you’ll have the style to stand out, whether you’re dropping the kids off at school or arriving at that all-important meeting. State-of-the-art in-car technology keeps you connected to clients, colleagues, friends and family on the road, while a capacious interior and loads of luggage space provides them with the flexibility to stretch out in complete comfort when they’re along for the ride.
And, with a broad selection of powertrains from petrol to that ultra-efficient company car and fleet-friendly plug-in hybrid, the Hyundai Tucson gives you the choice of engine to suit your specific needs.
The power to choose
Whatever your journey, the Hyundai Tucson has the perfect power plant for the task. Company car drivers searching for the lowest possible CO2 figures will want the ultra-efficient Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, which combines a powerful petrol engine with a lightweight electric motor.
Working together, they produce a potent 265 PS and 0-62 mph in a sprightly 8.6 seconds. Crucially, for those looking to maximise their fuel efficiency, 31g/km of CO2 and 201.8 MPG (WLTP). But, at the push of a button, the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid transforms from petrol power (with battery assistance) to an all-electric SUV – perfect for shorter journeys and silent city driving.
If, like the majority of UK commuters, you’re making everyday journeys of between 10-20 miles, the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid’s effective 38-mile all-electric range will take you door-to-door without burning a drop of fuel. Give the Hyundai Tucson a top-up charge once you reach your destination – or at home overnight – for even more money off your monthly running costs.
In the event that the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid’s 13.8 kWh battery is depleted, it will switch seamlessly back to the petrol power keeping you on the move without hesitation. It will even harvest energy under braking to send power back to the batteries – minimising the time needed to top-up at your destination.
All of this clever plug-in hybrid technology means you’ll end up paying a lot less at the pumps and even less as a company car driver. The Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid boasts a benefit-in-kind (BIK) rate of just 12% for the 2022/2023 tax year. As a result, BIK contributions for a 20% tax payer would be £79.25 per month, while a 40% tax payer would pay from £158.50 per month.
Sublime space and comfort
A company car – which also often has to tick the boxes as a family SUV – is only as good as the comfort, space and practicality it offers. In this regard, each and every model in the Hyundai Tucson’s extensive line-up is unmatched.
The result: first-class comfort, style and sophistication in a luxurious interior that always puts you in the right headspace. Whether you’re behind the wheel, in the passenger seat or in the second-row, everyone will arrive at their destination feeling fresh after every drive – no matter the distance.
Thanks to standard-fit, electrically adjustable lumbar support, the driver’s seat feels like you’re flying in first class. They’ll hold you perfectly in place on those tight and twisty B-roads, and provide the cosseting comfort you need on longer motorway stints. Opt for the Hyundai Tucson’s range-topping Ultimate trim and you’ll get fully electric front seats with driver’s seat memory function, saving you valuable time when switching between drivers.
Those who say “space is at a premium” have clearly never met the Hyundai Tucson. Whether you’re regularly ferrying 6-foot adults or smaller children, there’s always room to stretch out. With multiple seating configurations and plenty of adjustment, you can design the space around the journeys you take.
If you’re carrying a full house, you’ll have up to 558 litres of boot space for all of those items for which your family and friends are unable to live without. To put things in perspective, What Car?’s road testers were easily able to fit seven carry-on cases beneath the tonneau cover, even in the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid.
Carrying bulky items? Not a problem for the highly adaptable Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid. Folding seats which split 40/20/40 add supreme flexibility and are another strength of this clever family SUV. Whatever the occasion – be it work or play – a simple pull of the fabric levers will release the rear seats and up to 1737 litres of boot space. Perfect for those away days and family vacations.
No matter the journey, no matter the distance, you’ll always be connected to home and work with Hyundai’s intuitive in-car technology. The fully-configurable 10.25in Supervision Cluster sits front and centre for a more engaging driving experience. It displays key information such as speed and directions clearly and safely, letting you choose what you see when you want to see it at the touch of a button on the multifunction steering wheel.
At the heart of the in-car system is a crisp 10.25in infotainment touchscreen that lets you access all of your favourite music, navigation system, phonebook and three-zone climate control in a few simple taps.
Smartphone integration is now more important than ever. That’s why the Bluelink Connected Car Services app is provided free of charge for 5 years across the Hyundai Tucson range. Syncing seamlessly between your phone and the car, you’ll be able to view weather and traffic information before departing, as well as real-time parking updates and fuel charging station information.
The app knows you have bigger things to think about, which is why you can check the status of your Hyundai Tucson from anywhere at anytime – including checking the charging progress of the Plug-in Hybrid. It will even send push notifications should you leave the car open, allowing you to lock the doors remotely.
Making safety a priority
Safety should always be top priority, and the Hyundai Tucson provides the peace of mind you need to go the distance, whatever your route, with confidence. With advanced driver-assistance systems and a comprehensive active safety package, you’ll know you can rely on your Hyundai Tucson whatever road you’re on and whatever the weather throws at you.
Are motorway miles a major consideration? No problem. The optional Highway Drive Assist (HDA), which comes as standard on the Ultimate trim (DCT, Hybrid & Plug-in powertrains) takes the strain out of long-haul journeys. Combining Lane Keep Assist and Smart Cruise Control – which uses sophisticated, semi-autonomous technology to deliver speed and steering adjustments – the system delivers stress free driving when you need it most.
The navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (SCC) – which is fitted as standard on Premium, N Line S and Ultimate trims with DCT, Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid powertrains – takes semi-autonomous functionality to a whole new level. Using the Hyundai Tucson’s in-built navigation system, it will adjust your speed and specified distance from the vehicle ahead based on your mapped position, giving you more time to enjoy the drive.
Whether you’re out on the open road or navigating congested city streets, the standard-fit Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA) keeps an extra set of eyes on the road ahead. With its advanced radar and camera system, it will automatically brake in the event that a vehicle ahead stops unexpectedly, or a pedestrian should suddenly step out in front of you. Forward Collision-avoidance Assist also comes with bicycle detection for more confidence in congested city centres.
Once you arrive at your destination, time may be of the essence, and you don’t want to waste it lining up the car between the lines. That’s why Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA) – optional as part of the Tech pack available on Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Ultimate trims – has the ability to self-park the Hyundai Tucson or retrieve it remotely. Say goodbye to re-parking.
So, whether you’re a short-distance city dweller benefitting from the electric-only range or a long-distance commuter, pursuing fuel efficiency and ultra-low BIK rates, the Hyundai Tucson should be at the top of your company car shortlist.
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