COMPETING in what has come to be the largest automotive market section in the world – medium SUVs – is no extended about applying the ‘lift and separate’ philosophy to a medium sedan.
To definitely thrive, you need to have an aspirational car or truck that satisfies each intent and matches each cost issue, while also currently being long run-proofed in opposition to switching consumer expectations.
Toyota’s existing RAV4 has demonstrated that if you develop the zeitgeist – a hyper-effective, massively capable, chopping-edge medium SUV – then potential buyers will clamour for it like never ever in advance of.
In that context, Hyundai’s all-new medium SUV – the fourth-era NX4 Tucson – desires to convey potential buyers to the lawn. If the new Tucson has any hope of reining in its chief Japanese rivals (RAV4 and Mazda’s CX-five), then it have to have influence.
After each variant and drivetrain possibility gets obtainable, the new Tucson will be rough to overlook. But does the volume-offering 2.-litre entrance-wheel generate – expected to make up sixty per cent of overall volume – supply adequate of a technological know-how story to fulfill Hyundai’s upmarket aspirations, specially in light-weight of the fact there will be no hybrid variation obtainable in Australia for the foreseeable long run?