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Hyundai Tucson Hybrid: test, engine, price

Only when it comes to consumption does the new Hyundai Tucson Hybrid fail

Courageous and modern: this is how the new Hyundai Tucson appears. Now it is also available as a full hybrid. Is the Stromer without a plug a sustainable solution?

S.start shooting for “Back to the Future 4”, Hyundai could den new Tucson position yourself as the main actor on four wheels without any problems. A model change, at least visually, has seldom been as radical as with Compact SUV the korean. What on the outside with many beads, edges and unmistakable light signature Hyundai continues behind closed doors. Our Test copy, the full hybrid, appears in the Line prime, the end of the flagpole, and costs around 46,400 euros.

For the relatively high price you get a lot

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid

In the Tuscon Hydrid, pilots and passengers will find everything they need to make driving pleasant and safe.

© Olaf Itrich / AUTO BILD

The days of the Korea snapper are long gone, but Hyundai also does not spoil it, basically gives the customer everything that the heart desires. Distance cruise control, LED headlights, heated seats in both rows, ventilated front, leather, 10.25 inch touch display, fully digital instruments, keyless entry, ample assistance, and so on and so forth. The content is correct, but also the packaging? In fact, no matter where eyes or hands land, see it impeccable off, only with a close look into the footwell and the luggage compartment – cheap plastic – the Tucson reveals the red pencil agenda. More important: what can it do new infotainment? The menu navigation or structure works initially a bit overwhelming, but is a sure-fire success over time. A real highlight is that Camera in the wing mirrorthat shows the blind spot in the instrument cluster. However, Hyundai ties this nice and helpful extra to the top version and charges a further 500 euros. (Calculate maintenance costs? To the car insurance calculator)

The Tuscon Hybrid is way more thirsty than promised

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid

Plus 45 percent: Instead of the 6.6 liters according to WLTP, the Tuscon needs 9.6 liters in the test average.

© Olaf Itrich / AUTO BILD

For maximum relaxation the Tucson plays on request Sounds of nature (warm fireplace, the sound of the sea, street café or living forest). Much can now also be made clear about the optimized voice control rules that only occasionally reach their limits during the test. Meanwhile, the switch to touch ensures less enthusiasm Climate control. The sorting is perfect, but this air conditioning cannot be regulated without looking. Well known and always tried and tested: the Space to develop freely. Row one and two as well as the trunk show no nakedness. There is even a storage compartment under the floor because the Battery under the back seat plugged. So up to this point everything is wonderful, the Tucson is great. But then it went to our consumption round. According to WLTP the compact SUV approved as a frugal full hybrid 6.6 liters – pleasantly economical. We have a lot more fuel running through our lines, which is why we even drove the route twice.

€ 13,480

Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi Classic Blue, diesel

60,500 km
85 kW (116 hp)
06/2016

Diesel, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 13,491

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 blue Classic, petrol

82,461 km
97 kW (132 PS)
02/2016

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 147 g / km *

€ 13,930

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 blue trend multifunction steering wheel, petrol

48,500 km
97 kW (132 PS)
09/2016

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 147 g / km *

€ 13,985

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Trend blue multifunction steering wheel, petrol

50,826 km
97 kW (132 PS)
06/2016

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 147 g / km *

€ 14,400

Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi, diesel

75,000 km
85 kW (116 hp)
03/2016

Diesel, 4.6 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 122 g / km *

€ 14,485

Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi Classic blue MULTIF STEERING WHEEL, diesel

71,393 km
85 kW (116 hp)
06/2016

Diesel, 4.6 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 122 g / km *

€ 14,485

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Classic blue multifunction steering wheel, petrol

41,583 km
97 kW (132 PS)
09/2016

Petrol, 6.3 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 147 g / km *

50825 Cologne, Moll Automobile GmbH & Co KG


31135 Hildesheim, Emil Frey Autohaus Hentschel


24941 Flensburg, Albert Bauer GmbH


49479 Ibbenbüren, Siemon Ibbenbüren car dealership


66121 Saarbrücken, Scherer GmbH & Co. KG Volkswagen Center East


86165 Augsburg, Autohaus Listle GmbH


86165 Augsburg, Autohaus Listle GmbH

But the result is hardly any better. 9.6 liters are ultimately available as Average consumption on paper what a deviation from plus 45 (!) percent corresponds to. Already the 1.6 CRDi (136 hp and all-wheel drive) from one past comparison was 25 percent above the manufacturer’s information. In detail it looks like this: On the Savings round creates the hybrid 6.8 liters, on the Highway consumption then increases stately 14.6 liters.

The Hyundai only has real steam when starting

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid

Subjectively too little: Not all of the drive’s 230 hp seem to make it onto the road.

© Olaf Itrich / AUTO BILD

In addition, the 230 data sheet PS reach the driver only to a limited extent. Of the Electric motor With 60 hp Of course, ensures a full thrust when starting, then the well-insulated one takes over 1.6 liter turbo gasoline engine with 180 hp. The Tucson rarely allows electric driving, it cannot be forced by a switch, as none exist. The hybrid is coupled to a Six-speed automaticthat changes gears cleanly, and could shift into the next gear a little earlier every now and then. In addition, the transmission does not achieve this smooth flowThat we enjoy so much with hybrids from Toyota, for example. The landing gear (adaptive, 980 euros) comes standard with Prime 19 inch tires well done, bounces properly, but should roll a bit more comfortably.

With the optional all-wheel drive (2000 euros) bring the Tucson even snow and ice so quickly not off track, either Rolling movements hardly arise in faster corners. The steering is U.S a touch too easy, especially at higher speeds. So we prefer to avoid these, then the consumption remains within limits. As far as that goes, the future is different.

The bottom line: The Tucson ironed out small weaknesses here and there with strengths elsewhere. When it comes to consumption, however, there is definitely some catching up to do. The futuristic design cannot hide this. AUTO BILD test grade: 2-

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).

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