Tuesday, September 8, 2015

First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS

Photos by Ulysses Ang
For most people, 2009 doesn’t seem like that long ago. For Hyundai though, this particular year was when everything began to change thanks to the introduction of Fluidic Sculpture and the second-generation Tucson. The swoopy, expressive lines introduced in the compact crossover enabled the Korean car brand to raise its flag not as a manufacturer of affordable utilitarian transport, but as a company that builds fashionable, well-equipped, and high-quality cars.

It’s no secret that Hyundai is in a much better place than it was nearly six years ago and the importance of the Tucson has grown tremendously. Much as the second-generation model helped to signal Hyundai’s arrival as a global player, it hopes this all-new third-generation model marks its entry as one of the industry’s premiere crossover builders. And based on a day of driving from Capiz to Caticlan, this seems to be an attainable goal.



Described as a sporty, stylish, and modern crossover, it comes as a surprise that Hyundai has fitted carryover engines for 2016. Of the two engines available, the more interesting one is the R 2.0-liter CRDi engine that does 178 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 402 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,750 rpm. It’s more interesting because Hyundai has finally fitted this powerhouse of an engine to more than just its AWD variant. For this third-generation model, you can opt for this engine in both the mid-grade 2WD and range-topping 4WD variant. There’s also the Nu 2.0-liter gasoline with 157 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 196 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Regardless of engine, Hyundai says that it’s faster to 100 km/h than the previous model and can actually do in-gear acceleration quicker. Overall, the gasoline does alright: it’s smooth, quiet, and unobtrusive at all but near the limit where things can get coarse. However, once you sample the awesomeness of the diesel, you simply wouldn’t want to drive anything else. There’s a split-second of lag before a strong surge of torque comes in. In a straight line, there’s almost no wheel spin because electronic stability control is now standard equipment on all diesel-engined variants. In both the gasoline and diesel versions, the 6-speed automatic is a willing player, delivering quick and smooth gear changes all the way. Downshifts aren’t as quick as upshifts, but at least the transmission logic doesn’t get confused even when gunning at breakneck speeds. Sadly, Hyundai has refused to fit any sort of paddle shifters on the all-new Tucson.



Despite being fitted with electronic stability control, the diesel-fed 2WD model still does have a tendency to torque steer at low speeds, like encountering a sharp bend while quickly accelerating. Hence is why it’d be a good idea to opt for the active on-demand all-wheel drive system which integrates torque vectoring control for the first time. The Magna-sourced system is capable to shifting torque to the wheel with the most grip providing sure-footedness even when driving quickly through loose gravel. Most of the time, the system is transparent, however, when pushed, you do feel the system shifting torque around. There’s also a lock mode that forces the torque distribution equally between the front and the back, but with just 162 millimeters of ground clearance, this feature is just limited to getting out of unpaved driveways. In addition, because of the additional weight of this AWD, it doesn’t feel as quick to drive as the 2WD.

The Tucson’s overall structure has been strengthened with 51 percent advanced high-strength steel that increases rigidity by 48 percent. The result of these efforts is a far more refined and comfortable crossover. Across different terrains encountered during the driving route, it managed all the bumps and imperfections. The suspension has no issue preventing potholes and other big impacts from entering the cabin, and whatever is left is muted. The ride is stable over smaller bumps as well. In short, not only is this Tucson much smoother and more poised than its predecessor, but it’s smoother and more poised than most of its rivals in the segment.



In terms of fun, it still isn’t the segment’s leader, but it gets pretty close sometimes. The steering has the correct heft and precision giving a largely linear feel through corners. The body does tend to roll, but it’s predictable and progressive. It feels planted over crests and undulating roads as well. If there’s anything that needs to be improved in the Tucson is the lack of feedback. Granted it tackles corners and curves very well, it feels more like a one-way street with nothing getting back to the driver.

Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 is meant as an encompassing design language that goes beyond mere design. It’s meant to make the entire experience from aesthetics to fit and finish to durability all part of the design aspect. First introduced in the all-new Sonata, it looks way better in a crossover format. The Tucson looks to have grown in all the right places to accommodate the hexagonal grille, slimmed headlights, squat greenhouse, and thinner tail lamps. Overall, it’s a tad longer and wider, and just slightly lower resulting to one of the biggest, if not the biggest interior volume in its class. That said, something’s got to give and in the Tucson, it’s luggage capacity: limited to just 513 liters.



Despite its role as a family transport, the Tucson’s cabin feels every bit like a driver’s car. The seats, in standard leather, are tightly bolstered and comfortable. All the controls are nicely arranged and clearly labeled for easy operation, and the gauges are one of the best fitted in a mainstream vehicle. The single best thing about the cabin though is the new small-diameter leather steering wheel. Being a constant touch point, Hyundai has made it a point to make it feel like it comes from a performance vehicle.

Technology is one aspect where the second-generation Tucson hasn’t fared well. For this third-generation model though, Hyundai has made sure to fit the Tucson will all sorts of modern creature comfort features. On all models, a passive entry system with push-button start/stop is standard and so is a powered driver’s seat. Opting for the AWD , you get LED headlights, a massive panoramic sunroof, blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and powered Smart Tailgate. Prices for the 2016 Tucson starts out at P 1,178,000 for the 2.0 GL and it goes up to P 1,368,000 for the 2.0 GLS gasoline and P 1,538,000 for the 2.0 GLS CRDi.



The second-generation Tucson made the brand into a formidable global player selling some three million examples globally. Now, the 2016 model does the job of elevating the Tucson straight crossover premiere league. It’s a standout entry that does all the stuff a crossover should while presenting a sleek design, an entertaining engine (at least for the diesel), and all the technology consumers demand nowadays. If Hyundai wants to be seriously considered as a crossover brand, the all-new Tucson is a great way to do it.

98 comments:

  1. ^Hyundai upped the ante on this one... will the Rav4, Escape, Forester succumb? Pricing-wise I think they already did...

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  2. Is the P1,538,000 2.0 GLS CRDi the AWD variant already? How much is the 2WD diesel variant?

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  3. How much is the 2WD diesel variant?

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  4. question: what is the difference between the GL and GLS variant? is there a brochure for this

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    1. Launch is slated for last quarter of 2015, so we don't have the exact details on other variants. All the units we drove during the drive were GLS variants.

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    2. no touch screen HU? reverse cam?

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    3. Exactly, wala man lang touch screen HU and reverse cam. Mahal ng diesel variant ah!

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    4. It has a reverse camera in the rear view mirror. Head unit doesn't offer touch screen.

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    5. Thanks for the update Uly! Lugi talaga tayo compared to other countries. Mas mahal na nga in absolute peso terms, mas konti pa features (their cheaper Tucsons have big touchscreen HUs already!).

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    6. Actually we 4 variants, GLE 4x2 gas, GLS 4x2 gas, GLS 4X2 dsl AND GLS 4X4 dsl.

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  5. Could this be the model that will boost Hyundai's sales in the Philippines?
    Last time I checked Hyundai lost its 3rd place position (sales) this year and was overtaken by Isuzu, Ford, and Honda.

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    1. Well, they certainly have high hopes for the Tucson (and the i20 Cross Sport as well).

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    2. I guess the lower sales is also partly due to the higher prices of new gen models. The Grand i10 doesn't seem to be as popular as the previous i10. I guess lower segments (A-segment and B-segment) are more sensitive to price increases.

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  6. as usual, HARI will dumb down the features and sell this for a premium price

    even kia does it worse, their new sorento goes for 2.4m and doesnt even have power seats, no wonder its collecting dust in their showroom lol

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    1. I agree,better get the new everest titanium with the premium package which is around 2m which I think is worth the money.

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    2. Go for the GL AT gas variant if you want an affordable Tucson.
      It's not well equipped but it's below 1.2m.

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    3. @LightRyuzaki

      The Tucson isn't even in the same segment as the Everest. I also disagree that the P2M price tag for the new TOTL Everest is "worth the money". It will still ride like crap compared to any of the new CUVs. None of those cheap turd ladder-based SUVs made in Thailand are worth P2M, no matter how much equipment you put on them. They're just canopied versions of their economy pick-ups. The Everest is still just a canopied Ranger. Just a little north of P2M and you'll get 7 seater CUVs with far superior refinement like the Explorer and Sorento.

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    4. ^ Couldn't agree more.

      Get a CX9 over a Fortuner or Everest. Explorer good, though Sorento at over 2M? No way.

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    5. Let's say you just want a 5 seater diesel with tall ride, comparing the 1.538M Tucson CRDI 4x2 versus a 1.530M Ranger Wildtrak 4x4, which is the better buy? Both have relatively identical convenience features like leather seats, projector type lamps, 6 speed A/T, cruise control. The Ranger may not have the keyless start but it trumps the Tucson by having a humongous truck bed by virtue of being a pick up and 4WD. Given this, is it safe to say thet HARI overpriced the diesel variants of the Tucson?

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  7. I would rather wait for the mighty all new Fortuner! Gwapo na matibay pa! Ang bilis pa mabenta kahit medyo mahal at kahit 7 years old na!

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  8. I would rather wait for the mighty all new Fortuner! Gwapo na matibay pa! Ang bilis pa mabenta kahit medyo mahal at kahit 7 years old na!

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  9. Got a spec sheet from a local Hyundai dealer. It didn't mention of the panoramic sunroof, DRL and AWD for the top of the line variant. The P1.538M is for the CRDI 2WD. But I saw in your blue test unit that it has the sunroof and DRL. I am interested though in the top of the line 2.0 GLS gas which has exactly all the same features of the diesel except for the engine at a much affrodable price (P1.368M = 170k price difference).

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  10. ^A 2.0L engine might be underpowered for this type of vehicle, thus more fuel consumption... just my opinion.

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    1. What the f are you smoking? The 2.0 diesel Tucson makes 185 HP and 400 NM of torque. Bigger, much heavier vehicles like the Fortuner, Everest and Montero make less power. You already have a lot of people complaining na matulin na yung mga Fortuner at Montero. The 2.0 diesel on the Tucson is definitely not underpowered.

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    2. He might be referring to the 2.0L gas engine.

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    3. WATCH YOUR MOUTH THE CHANGE IS COMING... .

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  11. The primary reason why the Hyundai and Kia became popular in the previous years is because they were selling their cars at a lower price than their Japanese counterparts. They were cheaper alternatives, with good styling, decent performance albeit with inferior quality.

    Now, they became arrogant and thought that they'd price their cars higher than most of the Japanese rivals. Who are they kidding? They're still inferior, they would never compare to the Japanese products.

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    1. No, they're not inferior to the Japanese and forget the past. The past does not exist anymore.
      I think that pricing depends on the Korean Won's value.

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    2. The good thing about the Koreans is that they assemble most of their cars in the 1st world.
      Unlike the Japanese who assemble majority their cars in lowly turd world countries!

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    3. Anon 1
      What car do you drive exactly? Don't tell me it's one of those shitty cars made exclusively for third world countries.

      Funny how people just say it's inferior without making a solid argument.

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    4. I own a Subaru XV. So no, it's not one of those 3rd world vehicles.

      I remembered there were a couple of Hyundai cars inside a mall, and I was amazed on how the Santa Fe looked so I proceeded to inspect the interior. Pretty impressive looking inside, but after touching the leather, I knew the quality were inferior. It doesn't feel like leather at all, it's like they didn't even try. Buttons and stalks felt flimsy. After closing the door, the sound produced were not satisfying, it sounded tinny. I can't speak for the reliability though since I've never owned one but I heard some horror stories about their services, and those news about engine knocking issue with the Accent.

      In my opinion, the only Japanese manufacturer that seems to be on par with Korean quality is Mitsubishi.

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    5. An XV? Oh goodie. My inferior now previous gen Tucson Crdi can trample your XV in a drag race week in, week out, and it's far more comfy too. Don't lie. The XV isn't comfy and it isn't fast either. My officemate has an XV and I also own a previous gen Forester which is definitely NOT comfy compared to most CUVs being sold today. Can you really say your Japanese vehicle is superior? Don't make generalizations. Just because it's Japanese doesn't automatically mean it's "better".

      There's a reason why the Koreans are beating out the Japanese in first world countries. The only reason it isn't happening here is because Filipinos are conservative sheep whose main criteria is how long they can keep the car. If I want a faster, more refined and comfortable car, the Koreans usually offer it for the same price as their Japanese counterparts. Only thing stopping Hyundai here is their aftersales which I will admit is f'ing expensive. Wish I bought a Sportage instead. Officemates with Kias are constantly showing much cheaper PMS costs than me.

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    6. Performance and comfort does not equate to superior quality. For example, the Hyundai Accent crdi is fast and fuel efficient, but still I'd choose a Honda City over it because the overall feel of the Hyundai is still cheap.

      I wouldn't say the XV is fast and it's ride quite firm but it is still better than those 3rd SUVs definitely.

      Quality wise, this is how I rank them:
      European > Japanese > American > Korean > Indian > Chinese

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  12. Basing on design, engine, and price, this new Hyundai Tucson runs circles around Honda's HR-V. Save for its dashboard and elevated stick, HR-V is totally outclassed. It looks like Hyundai Philippines' Tucson is back with a vengeance. I'm also looking forward to its i25 Crossover.

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    1. Hyundai may not have enough room for the ix25/Creta if you consider the Tucson's starting price.

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    2. True. HARI is extremely stupid when it comes to pricing. Their crazy pricing and crazy aftermarket service prices cost them their market share. The new i20 Active needs a fat price cut, at least P100K across the board. Then they can make room for the ix25/Creta. The ix25/Creta should follow the same pricing as the Elantra or even lower if they want to kill the Ecosport.

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  13. I have to disagree that Korean cars are still inferior to the Japanese nowadays. In fact, there are a number of Korean vehicles that are far better than Japanese counterparts. Pricing wise I think Honda is still a little bit expensive. Perfect example is their HRV specially the top of the line variant which is closely priced versus the top of the line 2WD Tucson gas variant at around Php1.3M. Yet features wise, they are identically matched save for the bigger engine and roomy interior of the Tucson's. I really think the top of the line gas variant is the bang for the buck unit. Also, I don't think it is under powered because performance wise, the Tucson's engine produces the same maximum torque of an Innova Diesel though at a higher rev range but at 50% more horsepower for almost the same curb weight as that of the Innova's. I used this as an example because the Innova diesel was considered a great match of engine and body. Just my opinion though... anyway, I'm excited to find out the final local line up...

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    1. You're in the Philippines where people are more emotional than logical. They have strong prejudices that easily influence their decision making including what they buy and who they deal with. You can slay them in an argument that clearly establishes that a Korean car is objectively superior to a Japanese car of the same price, and most will simply say: "Wala! Putang ina mo masmaganda pa rin -insert Japanese brand here-!".

      Welcome to the Philippines, a backwards country populated by people who act like sheep. Very conformist.

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    2. Turds are more emotional than logical is the right term in describing those fools.

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    3. Brand perception of Filipinos is very dated. A lot of us still think Mitsubishi is the best yet it has actually lost its luster in the First World markets, especially the U.S. Uto-uto tayo, until now they still sell the L-300 kasi binibili pa rin natin. Baduy talaga.

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    4. Nakakatakot gumamit ng Japanese branded cars gawa ng Takata airbag scandal.

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    5. Okay kayo lahat. Basta Pinoy "uto-uto", "fools", "baduy"... Pero bakit 'yong mga Korean yuppies na kilala ko Mitsubishi Montero minamaneho dito sa Pinas. Pwede naman Santa Fe. And when you go to Korea, yuppies prefer Beamers or Benz. Just look at their Koreanovelas. Seldom you see them driving a Kia or Hyundai. At least the Japanese, in their own country, they drive Hondas, Toyotas, Nissans, etc. And by the way, just read through NYTimes and you'll read there recalls of Korean-branded automobiles. German cars have their own issues as well. And about L300, it's for commercial or industrial use. It's a heavy-duty car for heavy-duty use. In fact, Korean factories have L300 vans on their assets list. Even in US, the E-150 hasn't changed much in years because it for commercial use. If companies keep on changing a car's spec that will mostly be used for commercial purpose, then the price will go up higher. And when you're in business, you need to spend less as much as possible.

      Kung mga Pinoy kayo, I am so ashamed of you. You aren't mindless but plain and simple dumb. Good luck infecting our compatriots with your imbecile-ness.

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    6. Anon, this may be late but I dont think you see the point being driven here. Yes maybe sentiment was pushed way too much by saying "uto-uto, fools, baduy" but the point was simply that Pinoys are still doing brand (or country, for that matter) loyalties even if there are clearly other better (price, spec or capability) options available to them mainly because it is what we are used to and its a SAFER choice. And when money is hard earned people dont by nature take chances even if it makes sense. We all just want to be comfortable with less worry so we dont blame ourselves in the future for any mishaps which shouldnt be the case. If what we research turns out to go in the direction of a better choice albeit a less popular one, then why the heck not, yeah?

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      - Recalls happen to all brands. Toyota, Honda, Mistus have had incriminating recalls to the tune of hundreds of thousands of units. Chevy and Ford, the same. Just to prove a point. It happens to ANY OF THEM.
      -Koreanovelas MOST OF THE TIME have Korean cars as vehicles in their episodes. Only sometimes do they have Euro vehicles. My wife has practically watched (and collected) ALL mainstream Koreanovelas and so many even non-mainstream ones and you can count with the fingers which ones have Euros. Just my opinion but backed up with extensive proof. You may have this reversed.

      PEACE!

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    7. Anon, this may be late but I dont think you see the point being driven here. Yes maybe sentiment was pushed way too much by saying "uto-uto, fools, baduy" but the point was simply that Pinoys are still doing brand (or country, for that matter) loyalties even if there are clearly other better (price, spec or capability) options available to them mainly because it is what we are used to and its a SAFER choice. And when money is hard earned people dont by nature take chances even if it makes sense. We all just want to be comfortable with less worry so we dont blame ourselves in the future for any mishaps which shouldnt be the case. If what we research turns out to go in the direction of a better choice albeit a less popular one, then why the heck not, yeah?

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      - Recalls happen to all brands. Toyota, Honda, Mistus have had incriminating recalls to the tune of hundreds of thousands of units. Chevy and Ford, the same. Just to prove a point. It happens to ANY OF THEM.
      -Koreanovelas MOST OF THE TIME have Korean cars as vehicles in their episodes. Only sometimes do they have Euro vehicles. My wife has practically watched (and collected) ALL mainstream Koreanovelas and so many even non-mainstream ones and you can count with the fingers which ones have Euros. Just my opinion but backed up with extensive proof. You may have this reversed.

      PEACE!

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  14. It looks like it is a refurbished Jeep Cherokee

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  15. Good luck Hyundai fans, I hope your ride would last longer than your finger nails can grow!

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    1. Whut? Was this supposed to be an insult? Our fingernails typically grow 'til we die!

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    2. I think what he meant was that as soon as your fingernails are ready to be clipped, there would already be an issue with a Hyundai car.

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  16. You don't need to quarrel over these things! You are being subjective due to your own preferences and biases. MONEY is the OPERATIVE word here. If you want the best, you have to have the money to satisfy your whims! Otherwise, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE DEFENSIVE about your choice! Just saying......... :-)

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  17. lets get things straight from the start, koreans are inferior to any japanese brands, its just is,. with that said the design of this crossover is way to much, too much copying from Aston martin, bmw, ford and a hint of mazda, it doesn't work its like a cheap chinese car poorly and failing in copying other brands and its horrid, and the sad part is they have the nerve to price this at a premium? AAAASSSSSSAAAAA

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  18. ^Korean cars are a game changer in Philippine motoring. Withouth them, those Japanese, American, Euro brands might just sit on their laurels. But of course when you invest your hard-earned money (or money you have yet to earn), one would expect something of VALUE, which you might not find in those Korean cars. But of course there are the Chinese brands to compare them with......

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  19. Man, do I love reading write ups about products. There will always be dumb shits quarreling about the most worthless stuff with their expert opinions. And props to the guy bashing cars in "turd" world countries. You are lucky not to be in one, eh?

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  20. To be quite frank, The Korean Brands were suppose to be the the leaders in the Auto Industry a few years back due to improved design and quality but really lost the momentum bad. In fact talk in the automotive circles, and from a reliable source in Toyota, they considered Hyundai as the real threat, rival and direct competitor as not the other Japanese brands. But HARI and Hyundai dealers blew it with a Service and Parts Department that was indeed terrible. To add insult to injury they even raised their prices to fantastic and unbelievable levels even surpassing Japanese, American and some European brands. And that's were they lost it big time...

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  21. To be quite frank, The Korean Brands were suppose to be the the leaders in the Auto Industry a few years back due to improved design and quality but really lost the momentum bad. In fact talk in the automotive circles, and from a reliable source in Toyota, they considered Hyundai as the real threat, rival and direct competitor and not the other Japanese brands. But HARI and Hyundai dealers blew it with a Service and Parts Department that was indeed terrible. To add insult to injury they even raised their prices to fantastic and unbelievable levels even surpassing Japanese, American and some European brands. And that's where they lost it big time...

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  22. Hi Ulysses, I've just read in the August 2015 pricelist section of this page that the P1,538,000 Tucson is an AWD variant but it's not. I chanced upon a dealer and heard that the AWD CRDI variant with panoramic sunroof and auto lift gate cost around P1.9M! Is there any truth about this? That pricing is totally insane! Way over tthe je segment leaders Subaru XV at P1.8M which is much more spacious, with higher HP ratings and Harman Kardon sound system, as well as the Mazda CX-5 with 19" wheels, i-Stop technology and Bose sound system. If I can remember it correctly, the phased out AWD Sta Fe short wheel base variant cost also around P1.9M.

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    1. Grabe. If this is true, sobrang kapal ng mukha nila. That's waaay too expensive for this vehicle. Sobrang mahal na talaga ng mga auto sa Pinas, tapos watered down pa madalas (i.e. no touchscreen HU for the new Tucson).

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    2. I think it's the Forester not the XV you talkin about. Forester's price is at P1.8 (XT variant). Anyway, I hope this is not true.

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    3. Maganda ang pricing ng Hyundai Tucson for the 3 lower variants.
      Mahal lang ang TOTL nila.

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    4. For me the price difference between the 2WD GLS Gas vs 2WD GLS CRDI should just be around Php 120,000 only since the main difference are the engines only plus the dual tailpipe of the diesel variant. All other features are the same. Then maybe around Php 150,000 price premium for the top of the line variant for the addition of AWD, Panoramic Sunroof and smart tailgate. To summarize, pricing should be: 1,368,000 for 2WD GLS Gas; 1,488,000 for 2WD GLS CRDI, 1,638,000 for the range topping AWD GLS CRDI. Sales will sky rocket for sure. HARI, read this! :)

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    5. Anon 5, we don't know if HARI can afford that pricing for the Tucson.
      Korean labor is very expensive.
      South Korea is one of the richest nations in the world.

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  23. Hello, yes it's the Forester thanks for correcting! :) I always interchange the letters T and V, dropping the Forester name plate. Anyway, I also hope and pray HARI will be prudent in pricing their vehicles. I believe in the brand but ultimately, it is up to the local distributor's action that'll decide the make or brake of their units.

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  24. Price now available on the company website.... http://www.hyundai.ph/Shopping/PriceList

    Any thought? violent reactions?

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  25. I hope HARI will consider adding a navigation system on the GLS S 2WD trim.

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  26. Disappointed with L variant priced at P1.9M! More expensive than Forester XT which has same displacement, turbocharged petrol engine, permanent AWD, luxury features and Harman Kardon sound system. It should just be priced somewhere near it's closest competitor the AWD CX-5. How the hell did HARI came up posting a P380k price difference between the CRDI GLS 4x2 and CRDI L 4x4 for the drivetrain, panoramic sunroof, LCD headunit, autolift tailgate and blindspot sensors (still the same 18" mags while in other markets it's 19"). Diesel variants of the Tucson both GLS and L are way way OVERPRICED! This is already a top of the line Ford Everest that seats 7, has more powerful engine, equipped with 20" wheels, has panoramic sunroof also and is 4x4. Please be prudent in pricing your vehicles HARI or sales will flop and preferences will definitely shift.

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    1. Tucson gas variants will definitely sell well, but the diesels will not.

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    2. yah!!! I rather buy Ford Everest, Tucson for 1.9 M? 1.9 M is full option of Ford Everest premium.

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  27. Which model has (EPB) Electronic Parking Brake?

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  28. For Inquiries about THE ALL NEW 2016 TUCSON:

    LEO BEGONIA
    Sales Consultant
    HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
    09276039220
    leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  29. For Inquiries about THE ALL NEW 2016 TUCSON:

    LEO BEGONIA
    Sales Consultant
    HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
    09276039220
    leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  30. For Inquiries about THE ALL NEW 2016 TUCSON:

    LEO BEGONIA
    Sales Consultant
    HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
    09276039220
    leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  31. Hi sir Uly.. i would like to ask how much is the AWD variants of the new tucson?.. since it is not indicated if the prices mentioned above is for 2wd or AWD..thank you

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    1. 1.9M for Hyundai Tucson ? Stupid pricing. I would go and get myself a Ford everest for 1.9 M. Their TOTL model should only be around 1.3M

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    2. see, not even this "legitimate" SA Leoo Begonia can defend this terrible pricing of tucson.

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  32. I have not seen this new Tucson on the road yet. Is this really being sold already?

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    1. Yes it is. I've seen a handful running around.

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  33. maybe one reason kaya mataas price ng mga cars ngayon dahil sa tax sa pinas. sympre ayaw rin naman mag over price ng mga company na yan para maka benta sila like hotcakes. but maybe unfortunately external factor na yung ibang reason kaya hindi nila mababa yung price. Maybe lang. :)

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  34. No tucson turbo released in the Philippines, how sad. I've read in many credible car reviews that the T-GDI with 7 speed double clutch transmission is the way to go.

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  35. I have the 2.0 crdi variant. And like the review said, ang power ng diesel engine ay ramdam mo talaga... And its 2.0 turbo diesel is more than enough to power its lightweight small suv body. I have been using it for a month now, and i travel 500kms a week, long distance. Wala akong maireklamo and i am still amazed how it drives like a car, but with the umfff of a diesel engine...

    Regarding sa price, my choice was between the cx5, xtrail, escape, and tucson... I need a diesel car (alot of uphill roads to go through).
    Cant pick the cx5, dahil gas siya pero i like that car...
    Cant pick the xtrail dahil gas at napakamahal...
    Cant pick the escape, dahil for me mas maraming features ang tucaon and mas maganda and refined ang ride and looks...
    Just sharing my personal experience in picking out which one to get... And di ako nagsisi... 12 to 14 kms/L on a diesel is not bad at all, plus the sport mode and shiftronic makes you feel like playing a car racing game :)

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    1. sana nag kia sportage diesel ka na... parehas lang naman makina . mas mura pa

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  37. The Tucson 2.0 GL 2wd A/T CRDI is priced at 1,348,000; now they're offering more than 100k discount on the srp. w/c I think is a good offer.

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  38. Warranty is where the Koreans (Hyundai/Kia) really shine. Quality backed up by Warranty.

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  39. Any review on the 2.0 GL 6 M/T 2WD?

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  40. Hello there. Which is value for money? Considering that both are 5 seaters. I know that they are from different segments, one a cross-over the other a sedan. But if you were to choose what to buy between the two, which is better economically, features, fuel efficiency, parts, service and maintenance and resale value?

    a.) Tucson 2.0 GL6 M/T
    b.) Altis 1.6G M/T

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    1. If you're looking at the Altis G M/T, a better choice is a Mazda 3 V A/T, research the Mazda, you'll see that it's better than the Altis, well except maybe on a few cm of legroom, or if legroom is not that important for you, check out the Mazda 2 R A/T in Soul Red color. ;) But, from your choices, I would definitely choose the Tucson over the Altis.

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  41. ask lang for fuel consumption anu mas ok... ung 2.0 GL ng tucson 2016 or 2.0 crdi tucson 2016..... checking for the wise pick about fuel consumption given n gasoline ung isa then diesel naman ung isa... price diffe is almost 150k... pa help namn to decide...

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  42. tucson 2.0 GL DSL vs Mazda CX-5 Maxx, which would be a better buy considering fuel consumption and overall features? Thanks

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  43. 2 years ago, from our place going to pangasinan, the attendant wrongly pumped in full tank of gasoline to our 2.0 crdi diesel engine. We still manage to arrive at our destination. Along the way, I noticed a big difference in driving. Lo and behold, I saw my gas receipt which indicated that it had gasoline pumped in instead of diesel. We have our tucson towed from pangasinan to our area. The next day, towed it to hyundai. After all checks at casa, everything is fine. They just drain all the fuel in the system. Till now, it still is doing great. (By the way, the towing expenses and the casa engine check was shouldered by the gas station)

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  44. Planning to buy a car this mid of july. My choices are ford ranger wildttak 2.2 4x2 mt and hyundai tucson 2.0 S gasoline. Which one is the best? Please help. Thank you.

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  45. Hello everyone!
    A. Hyundai Tucson 2.0 gl
    B. Mazda cx5 maxx
    C. Ford escape 1.6 se
    D. Toyota rav4 active

    Which would be a better buy considering fuel consumption and reliability? Im a lady driver btw.. :)

    Thank you

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    1. Hyundai Tucson 2.0 gl 17KM/L
      Mazda cx5 maxx 13KM/L
      Toyota rav4 active 13KM/L
      Ford escape 1.6 se 12.5KM/L

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    2. Hyundai Tucson 2.0 gl 17KM/L
      Mazda cx5 maxx 13KM/L
      Toyota rav4 active 13KM/L
      Ford escape 1.6 se 12.5KM/L

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  46. Hyundai Tucson 2.0 gl 17KM/L
    Mazda cx5 maxx 13KM/L
    Toyota rav4 active 13KM/L
    Ford escape 1.6 se 12.5KM/L

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  47. What is the difference between tucson 2.0 crdi GL ang GLS?

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