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New Hyundai Tucson - prices, engines and on-sale date

Hyundai will replace its ix35 with the new Tucson, which will go on sale in September priced from Β£18,695

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The new Hyundai Tucson will go on sale in the UK in September, and replaces the current ix35 in the Korean manufacturer's line-up.

What is it? The Tucson is Hyundai's replacement for the ix35. Having retired the original Tucson in 2010 to make way for the ix35, Hyundai has now reversed that decision in the hope of making the Tucson a more global ly recognised name.

"In the past almost everywhere called the car the Tucson apart from Europe, where it was ix35," said Hyundai Europe's chief operating officer Thomas Schmid. "The move to Tucson allows us to signify the significant step forward in the product and the design that we have made with this car."

The Tucson measures 4475mm long by 1850mm wide, with a height of 1645mm and a wheelbase of 2670mm, making it longer, wider and lower than the outgoing ix35.

What engines can I choose from?
Powering the new Tucson will be two petrol and three diesel engines, all meeting Euro 6 emissions standards.

A 1.6-litre petrol engine is available in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms, producing 133bhp and 174bhp respectively.

The diesel contingent is lead by a 1.7-litre with 113bhp, and includes two versions of the 2.0-litre powerplant, available in both 134bhp and 181bhp forms. The 2.0-litre engine also gets the option of four-wheel drive. No hybrid option is currently being considered.

Transmission options include a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or seven-speed dual-clutch unit.

How much equipment does it come with?

Entry-level S models get DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity, 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning and automatic lights. SE versions, which start at Β£20,495, get larger 17-inch alloys, rear parking sensors, heated seats, a lane-keep assist system, cornering headlights and dual-zone climate control.

Higher up, SE Nav versions of the Tucson get satellite navigation, while Premium models also get 19-inch alloys, leather trim, front parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking, heated rear seats and blind spot monitoring.

Top-spec Premium SE models feature keyless entry and go, a heated steering wheel, electric tailgate, LED ights, a panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats.

How much will it cost?
Prices for the new Hyundai Tucson start at Β£18,695 for an entry-level model in S specification, and rise to Β£30,345 for a top-spec model in Premium SE guise.

Mid-range SE models start at Β£20,495, with SE Nav versions starting at Β£21,295. Premium models start at Β£25,045.

How good are its rivals?
Key rivals for the new Tucson are the Nissan Qashqai and the Kia Sportage. The Qashqai is often praised as a crossover class king, and holds a five-star rating on What Car?. The Kia Sportage holds a three-star rating.

Read the new Hyundai Tucson review