Hyundai Tucson long term review

Hyundai Tucson long term review

Hyundai Tucson in the evo fleet

It’s been over a year that the Hyundai Tucson has been in our fleet and it’s beginning to show a few battle scars. A few scratches on the left rear fender as one of the boys tried to avoid an Uber charging at him, fraying rubber of the windshield wipers and the electric boot doesn’t open all the way and has to be manually lifted for the last few inches. Apart from that the Hyundai SUV has held up remarkably to a year of hard use that has seen it traverse the country and be our daily driver of choice. Oh, and it needs a fresh set of tyres – the Nexen tyres weren’t great to start off with and all the throwing it around has chewed through the best part of its life.

“The other day I took it up to Lavasa as a tracking car for a big comparison test and it still hustles through the twisties with enthusiasm”

What’s surprised me about the Hyundai Tucson?

That it doesn’t mind being thrown about. The other day I took it up to Lavasa as a tracking car for a big comparison test and it still hustles through the twisties with enthusiasm. The gearbox, while not a twin clutch, isn’t slow on the uptake and when kept in manual mode keeps the engine on the boil while also helping slow the SUV down because the brakes don’t have the best feel. The thing I like the most though is the excellent bass-infused stereo.

Hyundai Tucson

Date acquired January 2017

Duration of test (till February 2018)  13 months

Total mileage till February 2018 16,881km

Mileage for February 2018 1,936km

Overall kmpl 10.1kmpl

Costs for the month of February Nil

Here’s our first drive review of the Hyundai Tucson GLS 4WD.

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