What should I be paying?
Our experience of six months living with the pre-facelift Tucson gave us little cause for concern. Nothing broke or fell off, so we never had to trouble the five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Peace of mind is a Hyundai strong suit.
So is standard equipment. Prices now start at just over £21k, and rise to just below £30k for a tricked-out bells and whistles Premium SE. We’d opt for the Tucson SE Nav – the second model in the range – which starts at £23,845. It heaps in 17-inch alloys, tinted glass, roof rails, parking sensors up front and out back, LED rear lights, auto lights and wipers, and an eight-inch touchscreen (all have Apple and Android compatibility). Choose from the 113bhp or 134bhp diesels, or the basic 1.6-litre petrol engine. You can’t go wrong.
Ten colours make up the palette – including brown and green. We thought you ought to know, given how boring most colour options are today. And Hyundai resale values are deservedly stronger than they were say, five years ago, so you can gamble with the bodywork’s hue…