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New Standard Luxury Convenience Features Including Heated Front Seats, Automatic Headlight Control on GLS and Proximity Entry/Push Button Start on Limited Make Tucson a Smart Value Option

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jul 5, 2012 – For a 2013 indication year, Hyundai offer delights Tucson shoppers by augmenting a series of customary facilities on both Tucson GLS and a top-of-the-line Tucson Limited. The discerning flourishing compress crossover shred now final comfort facilities once belonging usually to oppulance models and favors miles per gallon over miles per hour. The new customary facilities on Tucson GLS are haze lights, involuntary headlight control and exhilarated front seats. The Limited trim spin gains vicinity pivotal entrance with pull symbol start. Tucson packages these oppulance comfort facilities with adult to 32 mpg on a highway (EPA estimate) and a particular pattern creation it a worldly CUV for active lifestyles, with a compress distance ideal for singles and couples.


– Heated front seats on GLS FWD (already customary on GLS AWD from 2012)
– Proximity pivotal entrance with pull symbol start on Limited trim
– Fog lights on GLS
– Automatic headlight control on GLS

All of these upgrades assistance illustrate because some-more business are finding how good Tucson stacks adult opposite a competition. Tucson GLS and Limited are some-more fuel-efficient on a highway than a Honda CRV, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape four-cylinder versed models. Tucson accomplishes this while carrying a longer wheelbase than Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester. The stylish and fuel fit Tucson has a mark on Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Award Top 10 list and Tucson GLS A/T also has a aloft 36-month residual value than Toyota RAV4, offer demonstrating that Tucson is one of a smartest compress crossover choices available.

The Tucson facilities precedent-setting engineering including modernized weight saving record and twin eco-efficient Theta II four-cylinder engines delivering adult to 32 mpg on a highway. True to Hyundai form, Tucson relates modernized technologies as customary apparatus such as Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Hillstart Assist Control (HAC). Likewise, to keep a passengers sensitive and comfortable, Tucson also has an discretionary breathtaking sunroof, touch-screen navigation and a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system.


Tucson involuntary delivery models underline Hyundai’s Active ECO System. Active ECO modifies engine and delivery control to well-spoken out stifle response. By branch on Active ECO, drivers can comprehend adult to a 7 percent boost in real-world fuel economy.

The GL primer delivery indication has a change indicator to surprise drivers of a optimal time to upshift and downshift. Fuel assets in a 7 to 9 percent operation are receptive regulating a primer Eco Gear Shift Indicator.


The entry-level Tucson GL is versed with a high outlay 2.0-liter Theta II four-cylinder engine that produces 165 horsepower during 6,200 rpm and 146 lb.-ft. of torque during 4,600 rpm. Fuel economy estimates for a Tucson GL FWD indication with accessible 6 speed involuntary delivery SHIFTRONIC® are 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway. The FWD five-speed primer delivery indication gets an estimated 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The 2.0-liter Theta-II also offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) (intake and empty camshaft phaser). Major facilities embody a focus of a two-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) that enables switching between prolonged and brief intake runners ensuing in an across-the-board opening increase. To revoke inner friction, engineers have practical a Diamond-Like-Coating (DLC) to a tip aspect of a valve tappets ensuing in softened fuel efficiency. Engineers also spent substantial time and bid optimizing a oil vigour to grasp an ideal change between continuance and fuel economy.

Tucson GLS and Limited models underline a Theta II 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine. The Theta II is rated during an 176 horsepower and 168 lb.-ft. of torque. This high-tech, all-aluminum, 16-valve engine facilities CVVT on both camshafts and a VIS for improved engine breathing. In a immature states, a 2013 Tucson GLS and Limited models are approved as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) that means they are as purify as many hybrids. Tucson GLS and Limited exaggerate an considerable estimated 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway fuel economy rating with a six-speed involuntary delivery with SHIFTRONIC® and FWD. Tucson GLS models also underline Low Rolling Resistance (LRR) silica tires to minister to a superb fuel economy. With AWD, Tucson delivers an estimated 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway, surpassing many competitors’ AWD versions.

Powertrain Comparison

Source: EPA and AutoPlanner


Hyundai’s joining to creation Tucson intensely fuel fit continues by a accessibility of twin transmissions: a six-speed involuntary delivery with SHIFTRONIC® primer control and a five-speed primer transmission.

Hyundai’s six-speed involuntary transaxle helps a association accommodate a goals of improving fuel potency and shortening emissions. Shifts are silky-smooth with an choice of primer control by a SHIFTRONIC feature. For a customer, a six-speed delivers a opening corner while assisting urge highway fuel economy. There is no dipstick in a delivery gearbox. Instead it is filled with involuntary delivery liquid that is good for a life of a car underneath normal use conditions, thereby shortening upkeep costs. The gearbox has 3 heavenly gearsets and a singular prosaic torque converter, that shortens a unit’s altogether length by 0.47 inches. Four sail differentials urge continuance and offer minimize size.

Exterior Design

Key attributes of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture pattern truth are demonstrated by a Tucson’s issuing lines, full surfaces and robust presence. This jaunty pattern denunciation is highlighted by bold, energetic striking elements such as a Hyundai family hexagonal front grille, assertive revoke atmosphere intake, sculptured hood creases, swept behind headlights, and neat hothouse and wraparound taillights. Chrome grille accents and doorway handles lend sophistication to a top-of-the-line Tucson Limited. The form of Tucson facilities a sports car-like thesis with a double-zigzag diagnosis for a round arches that hang around a accessible Euroflange 18-inch amalgamate wheels.


– Tucson has a longer wheelbase and altogether breadth than CR-V, Escape and Forester to broach some-more make-up efficiency
– Body acerbity is 38 percent larger than Rogue

World-class weight potency was one of a module targets for a Tucson engineering team. In fact, a Tucson leads all of a competitors in weight efficiency. Hyundai engineers also targeted superb power-to-weight ratio. Having these targets paid outrageous dividends in both opening and fuel economy.

Source: AutoPlanner

Tucson’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides augmenting strength during a revoke physique weight. High-strength steel allows a four-wheel eccentric cessation to work optimally. At 3,197 pounds, a involuntary delivery versed Tucson GLS is lighter than a competitors while charity some-more interior room than Rogue and Escape, with body-bending acerbity 38 percent aloft than a Rogue. This weight fit unibody design allows for Tucson to grasp a 32 mpg estimated EPA highway rating.


The 2013 Tucson’s jaunty figure is complemented with flexible doing and manageable steering. Tucson uses MacPherson strut front and multi-link back cessation systems for some-more accurate round control and a smoother ride. All 4 wheels are tranquil by curl springs and fade-resistant gas-charged dampers. The front cessation has a 25 mm vale stabilizer bar to save weight, while a back cessation has an 18 mm plain stabilizer bar. Larger stabilizer bars keep a car really prosaic during cornering and assistance yield discerning turn-in response. Rack-and-pinion Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) also contributes to Tucson’s nimble and polished doing dynamics while saving fuel and shortening interior noise. Lastly, both a GLS and Limited models now have an upgraded reward float interjection to worldly Sachs startle absorbers.

Due to a cessation geometry and wider lane breadth that enables larger spin angles, Tucson’s branch round is 34.7 feet – an advantage Tucson drivers will conclude in their daily pushing and parking. In fact,Tucson’s turningdiameter bests Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

Source: AutoPlanner


To make Tucson even some-more versatile, Hyundai engineers sum an modernized electronic AWD system. The AWD complement will automatically activate underneath any pushing condition when needed, distributing a appetite equally and optimizing pushing performance. Under normal driving, a complement usually distributes appetite to a front wheels, thereby shortening fuel consumption. The complement includes a driver-selectable AWD close permitting for a 50/50 torque separate between a front and back wheels for off-road and really sleazy conditions.

For even some-more motorist control, a 2013 Tucson facilities Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC). HAC is designed to minimize rolling retrograde on high ascents. By selecting a DBC switch, a Hydro-Electronic Control section manages a round speed sensors, steering angle sensor and acceleration sensor to say control and speed on high declines but carrying to use a brake. DBC is not accessible on CR-V, Rogue, Escape or CX-5 and is typically found on oppulance SUVs with most aloft cost tags.

Thoughtful Interior Design

The prolonged wheelbase and inexhaustible breadth of Tucson, sum with Hyundai’s imagination in interior packaging, have constructed an interior that delivers class-leading back legroom. The Tucson has some-more newcomer volume than Rogue and Escape during 101.9 cubic feet. The atmospheric cabin on Tucson Limited is offer extended for all passengers by a accessible breathtaking sunroof.

The high-tech cockpit comes customary with Hyundai’s signature blue lighting, vicinity pivotal with pull symbol start, appetite windows, appetite doorway locks, fold-away mirrors and remote keyless entrance with alarm and panic button. A Bluetooth hands-free phone complement with voice approval and steering round audio and journey controls are also available. Another reward underline in a Tucson Limited is a CleanAir Ionizer that automatically kills germs within a complement when a heater or atmosphere conditioner is running. Other accessible facilities embody leather seating surfaces, exhilarated front seats, appetite motorist chair with lumbar support, involuntary headlights, front wiper de-icer and twin front involuntary heat control.

Audiophiles will adore Tucson’s 160-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio complement with 6 speakers. This complement includes XM Satellite Radio® and iPod®/USB auxiliary inputs and an iPod wire as customary equipment.

The 2013 Tucson discretionary upgrades embody a navigation complement with rearview camera and XM NavTraffic. This navigation complement also provides Bluetooth streaming audio capability. This easy-to-use section can be tranquil around a 6.5-inch LCD touch-screen or voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone. The complement comes matched with a 360-watt reward audio complement that includes an outmost amplifier and subwoofer. It plays compress discs, accesses digital song files contracting Bluetooth streaming audio or allows motorist and newcomer to entrance their personal listening inclination by a iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams song from a phone to a audio system.


The 2013 Tucson facilities a sum of 19 opposite storage places and splash holders:

– Console storage tray
– Glove box
– Overhead sunglass storage
– Armrest storage compartment
– Two front chair splash holders
– Two back core armrest splash holders
– Four bottle holders with grips – one in any door
– Four map pockets – one in any door
– Two seatback pockets
– Cargo area storage compartment

Advanced Standard Safety Technologies: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT

Tucson is installed with life-saving customary reserve facilities including ESC with traction control, 6 airbags and active front conduct restraints. Its braking complement facilities four-wheel front brakes tranquil by an modernized four-channel ABS with Brake Assist, providing limit braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to optimize stop opening with disproportionate weight distribution.

The Tucson is engineered to yield a passengers with mixed defensive reserve layers. The steel unibody has integrated press zones and a high-tensile front sub-frame designed to work together to revoke a army that typically strech a newcomer compartment. Particular courtesy has been paid to augmenting a acerbity of a front side members that have been lengthened and straightened. Also, a core pillars offer as a anchors of a ring structure that improves altogether side structure acerbity while also formulating some-more room for a doorway armrest and seat. All 4 doors also have inner ensure beams to strengthen passengers in a side-impact collision.

The whole physique bombard has been done stiffer and lighter interjection to a endless use of ultra-high tensile strength steel, that comprises 68.9 percent of a shell. Also, a use of Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) has been stretched on pivotal constructional members. TWB assemblies brew steels of opposite density and grades regulating a worldly laser welding and stamping routine to grasp an optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio. TWBs revoke physique weight while enhancing pile-up appetite management. These reserve systems helped to acquire Tucson a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for a 2010, 2011 and 2012 indication years.

Tucson’s customary front-seat active conduct restraints assistance forestall whiplash by automatically shortening a space between a front occupant’s conduct and a conduct patience during certain back collisions and are rarely endorsed by reserve organizations such as a IIHS.

The Tucson’s newcomer patience systems also assistance minimize injury. Three-point belts are supposing during all 5 seating positions, and a front seatbelts have pretensioners and bucket limiters. There are twin outboard back chair Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child-seat anchors.

A sum of 6 airbags are positioned in a Tucson’s interior. Dual modernized frontal airbags are complemented by front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors that cover both a front and back chair rows.

Tucson also facilities a customary Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts drivers if one or some-more tires are underneath inflated.


The 2013 Tucson comes in 9 colors with an best brew between lighter and darker colors to prove informal preferences. The colors are Cotton White, Diamond Silver, Graphite Gray, Ash Black, Garnet Red, Iris Blue, Aurora Blue, Chai Bronze and Kiwi Green. Three interior colors, Black, Taupe and Saddle are available.


Tucson GL:

– 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine
– Five-speed primer delivery or six-speed involuntary delivery with SHIFTRONIC®
– EcoShift indicator (manual transmission)
– Active ECO System (automatic delivery model)
– Front-wheel drive
– Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
– Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
– Four-wheel front brakes and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
– Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
– Multi-function outing computer
– Advanced front airbags, front side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors
– Active front conduct restraints
– Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
– Deluxe cloth seating surfaces
– AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio complement with iPod®/USB and auxiliary submit jacks and iPod® cable
– Air conditioning with cabin atmosphere filter
– Solar front glass
– Power windows
– Power doorway thatch and mirrors
– Remote keyless entrance complement with alarm
– 60/40 separate fold-down back seatback
– 17-inch steel wheels with full round covers with P225/60 R17 tires
– Tilt steering wheel
– Black primer folding appetite mirrors
– Bodycolor back spoiler with LED lights
– Variable few front windshield wiper
– Rear wiper with washer

Tucson GLS:

The GLS includes all a GL Standard Equipment and a following:

– 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine
– Six-speed involuntary delivery with SHIFTRONIC®
– Telescopic steering wheel
– 17-inch amalgamate wheels
– Premium Sachs suspension
– Bodycolor exhilarated mirrors with spin vigilance repeaters
– Front haze lights
– Driver appetite window with automobile up/down
– Automatic headlight control
– Leatherette bolster/cloth insert seats
– Heated front seats
– Front seatback pockets
– Leather-wrapped steering round and change knob
– Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
– Illuminated self-centredness mirrors and glove compartment
– Steering-wheel-mounted audio and journey controls
– Soft hold interior paint
– Bodycolor doorway handles
– Side garnish
– Privacy glass
– Roof shelve side rails
– Engine cover

Tucson Limited:

The Limited involuntary front round expostulate includes all a GLS Standard Equipment and a following:

– 18-inch amalgamate wheels with customary 225/55 R18 tires
– Leather seating surfaces
– Proximity pivotal entrance with pull symbol start
– Power motorist chair with appetite lumbar support
– Dual front involuntary heat control with CleanAir Ionizer
– Auto-dimming interior counterpart with HomeLink®
– Deluxe doorway scuff
– Windshield wiper de-icer
– Retractable load cover
– Chrome grille and doorway handles

Limited Options:


Premium Package includes:

– Panoramic sunroof (replaces roof side rails)
– Navigation complement with 6.5-inch touch-screen
– Rearview camera
– Premium audio with outmost amplifier and subwoofer

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