Hyundai Tucson GLS Review – Hyundai Tucson first hit the car market in 2005. At that time Hyundai Mobil saw opportunities in the SUV class. Moreover, at that time there were only a few players in the SUV class, only Suzuki and Honda CR-V were visible. But it’s not an easy matter to make Tucson accepted in the country, its unique and unusual design actually makes it less public response.
Though this first-generation Tucson comes with a myriad of advantages that its rivals don’t have. For example, the triptonic transmission that Hyundai called Shiftronic only existed in Tucson at the time. Not surprisingly, the slogan ‘Shift the Tucson Way’ became the main selling point of the first generation Tucson at that time.
The second generation Tucson was born in 2010. This model is quite acceptable in the Indonesian car market. This is evident from the fact that there are more Tucson this second generation of entrepreneurs on the streets of the country than their predecessors. This generation Tucson is still present in one engine variant, the 2,000 cc 4-cylinder unit coded Theta II. Throughout the five years of circulation, this third-generation Tucson received several facelifts and additional types, such as the presence of XG and Limited trims that already have additional sunroofs.
Until finally in 2016 the third generation Hyundai Tucson was launched. This Tucson generation is much cooler and seemed to jump two generations from the previous generation Tucson. This cool design is the hand of famous designers Peter Schreyer and Thomas Burkle who is also a former VW Group designer. So, what is our impression of this third generation Tucson? Please follow the review of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS until its complete.
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: Front View
The front exterior appearance of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS type is thick with a really fresh feel. The design language used is Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, which is a beautiful aerodynamic car. On this front also, you will be presented with a hexagonal-shaped front grille which is a signature of the current Hyundai design. In fact, even though he is now five years old, the design of this car still looks beautiful.
For the lighting sector, you don’t need to worry because this 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS is equipped with a headlamp with a projector model. Although not yet carrying LED type bulbs (Light Emitting Diode) like today’s SUVs, but the headlights of this car are already carrying the type of Xenon HID bulb (High Intensity Discharge) with the ability to emit light up to 4300 kelvin. Unfortunately, for high beams (distant lights) still rely on ordinary halogen bulb types.
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: Side View
Continue to the exterior side of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS, unlike the Tucson facelift which has a window belt with a chrome finish, in this pre-facelift model both pillars A, B to C are given a black color. However, the appearance of this car is still tempting, because it is equipped with 17-inch diameter alloy rims, which are wrapped with the original Korean Kumho Crugen tires measuring 225 / 60R17. Because this type of GLS is the lowest trim, then you will not find turn signal in the rear view mirror on this car.
The wheel design itself is also quite stunning, with a multi-spoke model combined with two color colors, namely silver and gray (gun metal). When rotating this rim looks cool, because the fingers seem tight and the disc brake on the four wheels on the Tucson GLS is increasingly exposed. In general, there are no complaints regarding the exterior appearance of this 2016 Hyundai Tucson type GLS assembly.
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: Rear View
The rear view of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS also displays a dynamic impression like a German SUV. It can be seen from the design of the stern that is dominated by sharp curves and proportional, which is pleasing to the eye. Not to mention the stop lamp design that seemed to help this car look more handsome. We think, if the Hyundai emblem on Tucson is replaced with a European brand emblem still appropriate.
When you want to park backwards also do not need to worry. Because besides the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS has been equipped with four parking sensors that can predict how close to the object behind this car, it is also equipped with a parking camera whose camera is located on a license plate. Unfortunately, even though the camera quality is pretty good, this camera holder is not neatly placed.
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: Dashboard Layout
Turning to the interior, the dynamic nuance continues until the inside of this 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS. The dominant color combination of black combined with silver color and a few chrome accents makes the look of the Tucson GLS trim look quite luxurious. High dashboard layout is also not a problem, because the sitting position can be adjusted eight directions plus the steering wheel can be set high and low and back and forth.
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: Baggage
Tucson type GLS alert 2016 is also just right to be a car that is used for vacation trips out of town. Because, in addition to being able to accommodate 5 passengers, including the driver comfortably, this third-generation Tucson also offered quite roomy luggage capacity of 513 liters.
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: Steer
The steering wheel of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS design is quite good and comfortable to hold. Because it has been wrapped with imitation leather and the right diameter circumference. Moreover, it is also equipped with tilt and telescopic settings that make any body posture find the ideal sitting position while driving. Moreover, that also assisted chairs that can be adjusted in height (height adjuster).
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: Multi Information Display
The multi information display screen on the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS also provides fairly complete information. Starting from real time fuel consumption information, average fuel consumption, average speed, digital speedometer, driving time information, outside vehicle temperature, and of course trip meter A, B and odometer. Unfortunately, although the information is complete, the font is a bit old-fashioned, like an old-fashioned calculator LCD screen.
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: In-Car Entertainment System
Just like his sister Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2L CRDi 2016, the audio system is one of the shortcomings of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS, because besides it is not equipped with a touch screen head unit, the number of speakers is small. Noted there are only 4 speakers and 2 tweeters only in cars that enter the medium SUV class.
Obviously the voice can’t be expected, Driveandcar.com has tried it on its own and we recommend that you buy this car to upgrade the sound system. Connectivity is also bad, because your Smartphone won’t be able to connect to the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS audio system.
2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS Review: Air Conditioning Settings
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS is not yet equipped with a climate control climate control model that can maintain the temperature in accordance with what has been set. However, the AC settings in Tucson are quite complete. From the direction of the spray that can be set to the legs or to the body, there is also a windshield defroster and rear windshield defogger, even it is also equipped with a heater (heater).
Even more fun, even though the Tucson is only an SUV with two rows of seats, but it is equipped with air conditioning ducts for rear passengers which are located together with the rear center console.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Operations
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS power source is infiltrated by a 2,000 cc 4-cylinder engine with NU code. This engine has a Multi Point Injection (MPI) fuel supply, and has used dual valves on each cylinder aka DOHC (Dual Overhead Camshaft). For the sake of increasing performance, this fuel-engine also carries the D-CVVT variable valve technology.
This engine is able to squeeze its power and produce 157 ps power or about 155.5 hp at 6,200 rpm engine speed and torque of 20.0 kgm or equivalent to 196 Nm which is achieved at 4,000 rpm engine rotation. Power and torque are channeled to the two front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission that can be adjusted manually (shiftronic).
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This engine is quite efficient, in our city can reach fuel consumption of 10.1 kilometers per liter (km / l). Meanwhile, when driving constantly on the highway he spends 1 liter for 16 kilometers. This can be achieved because the ratio of ginseng-made car teeth is quite ‘smooth’. When driving 100 km / hour the engine rotation only perches at 2,000 rpm. The acceleration is also quite good; 0 to 100 km / h is in the range of 11.1 seconds.
Conclusion of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson
If you are looking for a handsome SUV made in Korea at a price that is now affordable, then the 2016 Hyundai Tucson GLS is the right car for you. Moreover, the handling is also quite tempting. But, you must understand that the Hyundai service network is not as wide as its Japanese rivals, so the location of the workshop needs to be your consideration.
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