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Demand for mid-sized SUVs in Ireland is at an all-time high and this means that cars like the new Hyundai Tucson and Nissan Qashqai are currently topping the sales charts in Ireland. So far in 2016, the Hyundai Tucson is Ireland’s best-selling new car and its popularity looks set to continue in 2017. With handsome looks, a strong line-up of diesel engines and a spacious interior, it’s easy to see why too. Competition in the segment is tougher than ever before with new clean-cut models such as the SEAT Ateca now on the market too. Can the Tucson maintain its position as the best seller in 2017?

  • Stylish looks
  • Diesel engines
  • Well equipped
  • Rivals more practical
  • Less favourable petrol engines

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New Hyundai Tucson Range

It’s fair to say that Hyundai did a great job when designing the Tucson’s exterior. Up front an imposing grille, sharply-shaped headlights and a swooping roof line make for sleek styling, while the dark wheel arches and body coloured bumpers give it the all-important SUV look. Alloy wheels are standard across the range from base specification, and our ‘Executive’ specification model is equipped with 17-inch alloys and finished in a vibrant blue paint scheme.

The Tucson is available with three different engines in Ireland, with 1.6-litre petrol, 1.7-litre diesel and 2.0-litre diesel options to choose from. The most popular version is the 1.7-litre diesel with its low annual motor tax rating (€200) and good economy credentials. We drove the larger 134hp 2.0-litre diesel Tucson which is fitted with a four-wheel drive system as standard. Performance is brisk and on par with most other cars in the segment, with 0-100km/h taking just over 10 seconds. We achieved 6.2-litres per 100 kilometres (45mpg) during our test, but if you need better fuel economy the two-wheel-drive 1.7-litre diesel makes for a better buy.

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