Hyundai Tucson 2010 on sale in the UAE
The all-new 2010 Hyundai Tucson went on sale in the UAE recently, after a press launch in Oman to which we were not invited. The secretive new crossover is available in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah showrooms with two engines, a whole host of comfort options, and typical Korean safety features.
The Tucson, pronounced “too-saw” if you didn’t know, can be had with either a 165 hp 2.0-litre or a 176 hp 2.4-litre, both 4-cylinder units with 6-speed automatics. The base 2.0-litre model comes in front-wheel-drive form, and features cloth upholstery, power windows and mirrors, a 4-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with USB input, ABS and a whopping one airbag.
There are two higher 2.0-litre trim levels and then three 2.4-litre trim levels, all with standard all-wheel-drive. The top model additionally features niceties such as cruise control, smart key with starter button, rear camera, stability control, active headrests, leather upholstery, panoramic glass roof, subwoofer and a whopping two airbags.
The 2010 Tucson is competitively priced yet again, coming in cheaper than a Honda Civic, and primed to become a massive hit in the safety-conscious GCC, just like the previous version. For more specs and prices, visit the Hyundai Tucson buyer guide.