2016 Hyundai Tucson on sale in Australia from $27,990

Brett Davis

The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson is just around the corner now, with local pricing and specifications announced just before its official launch in just over a week.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

This will be Hyundai’s first entry into the medium-sized SUV market segment, competing with the likes of the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail. It will replace the ix35, which, according to VFACTS, sits in the small-medium SUV segment.

Four main variant levels will be launched in Australia, spanning from the Active (available later in 2015), the ActiveX, Elite, and range-topping Highlander. These are then divided up by four different engine combinations and three transmissions.

Included in the lineup are two 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder units, with the upper version producing 121kW and 203Nm. A 1.6-litre turbo-petrol will also be on offer, developing 130kW and 265Nm, available only in the Elite and Highlander grades.

A 2.0-litre CRDi turbo-diesel is optional in the Elite and Highlander, producing 136kW and 400Nm. The diesel unit offers a combined cycle fuel consumption of just 6.4L/100km in the Elite.

Some of the highlight features for the Tucson include a smart interface with touch-screens up to 8.0 inches in size, offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto service further down the track. All models are set to come with a rear-view camera and a host of advanced safety technologies as standard.

PerformanceDrive will be at the official media launch in Canberra for a first steer of the new model next weekend, just before it officially hits the market on August 1.

2016 Hyundai Tucson-interior

See below for some of the highlight features of each variant, along with prices further below (excluding on-road costs). The entry-level Active will launch later in the year, with standard features yet to be announced.


  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/55R18 tyres
  • Six airbags
  • Electronic stability control
  • Rear view camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Rear parking assist system (four sensors) with guidance
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Projector beam headlights with escort and welcome function
  • Automatic dusk sensing headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • Premium steering wheel and gear knob
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay (September) and Android Auto (2016)
  • Steering-mounted audio controls
  • Electric folding / heated side mirrors
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
  • Roof rails


  • 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60R17 tyres
  • Trailer stability assist
  • LED headlights with static bending
  • Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (10-way incl. lumbar)
  • Electronic park brake with auto hold
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning with auto defog function
  • Proximity smart key with push button start
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with three-year map update plan
  • Smart Tailgate function (hands-free power tailgate)
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Solar glass with privacy tint
  • LED side repeater integrated into side mirrors
  • Steering wheel mounted phone controls


  • 19-inch alloy wheels with 245/45R19 with Continental ContiSportContact5
  • Front parking assist system with guidance
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • LED taillights with bulb turn signal and reverse lights
  • Electrically adjusted front passenger’s seat (six-way incl. lumbar)
  • Leather-appointed seats (including man-made materials)
  • Heated and air ventilated front seats
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Blind Spot Detection incorporating Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping Assist System with Lane Departure Warning
  • Twin-tip trapezoidal exhaust
  • 4.2-inch TFT LCD colour display for instrument cluster

2016 Hyundai Tucson Active

2.0 MPi petrol 2WD – six-speed manual – $27,990
2.0 MPi petrol 2WD – six-speed auto – $30,490

2016 Hyundai Tucson ActiveX

2.0 GDi petrol 2WD – six-speed manual – $30,490
2.0 GDi petrol 2WD – six-speed auto – $32,990

2016 Hyundai Tucson Elite

2.0 MPi petrol 2WD – six-speed auto – $35,240
1.6 T-GDi petrol AWD – seven-speed DCT auto – $38,240
2.0 CRDi diesel AWD – six-speed auto – $40,240

2016 Hyundai Tucson Highlander

1.6 T-GDi petrol AWD – seven-speed DCT auto – $43,490
2.0 CRDi diesel AWD – six-speed auto – $45,490

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