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Old 23rd October 2017, 10:13   #136
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AFAIK, the GL trim (brochure pic attached) doesn't come with basic safety features like Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Brake Assist etc. This should be a big deal breaker for most of us who are more safety conscious than the general public. If I was buying a Tucson, I would only go with the GLS trim which has all the safety features one would expect when buying a car for more than 10 lacs.
Actually that is no longer the case. As per the latest update which happened this month all safety features are now standard on the GL trim which makes it a very good package. The second column is the GL variant :
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The GL AT diesel makes a lot more sense now. It costs about 3.5 lakhs less than the GLS AT, OTR Bangalore.

Missing equipment.

LED headlights vs Halogen

LED tail lights.

Auto hold

Electronic Hand brake

AWD

Auto boot.

Colour supervision cluster VS black & white cluster

For someone who does not need an AWD, the other missing features are not a serious deal breakers.

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Just need a little clarification. Today I read on one of the automotive sites that the Tuscan doesn't have ESP and TC. Is that correct? For a vehicle to cost almost 30 big ones aren't those glaring omissions.
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Just need a little clarification. Today I read on one of the automotive sites that the Tuscan doesn't have ESP and TC. Is that correct? For a vehicle to cost almost 30 big ones aren't those glaring omissions.

Hyundai calls them VSM and ESC. Different nomenclature but very much present.
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Hyundai calls them VSM and ESC. Different nomenclature but very much present.

Thanks for the clarification Arjun.
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...Hope to see detailed review of Tucson ownership from you.
I took delivery yesterday. White base variant diesel Tucson. This is my first diesel vehicle. Am getting used to diesels, will take a little while.

As regards low seat, the driver seat is ok. But the passenger one seems low. Though this time my wife didn't complain as much, perhaps she is also getting used to it! Plan to take parents/kids for a ride this weekend, lets see how they feel.

It was delivered yesterday without license plates. The salesman said something like RTO web site slow and all. After a lot of chasing, I got a call late today that the license plates are ready, but I wasn't going to go in late traffic to the showroom to get them fixed, so will likely go tomorrow.

Will take my time getting used to the features (GPS, steering controls, reverse camera, etc none of which my former car had). Also its taking a bit getting used to the slow release of clutch that seems to be needed when on say 2nd gear in slow back-to-back traffic. I am unable to experience the famously claimed diesel benefit of "can go in fairly high gear even in slow traffic". I had 4-5 occasions where the vehicle stalled and turned off. Also the headlights operation is a bit odd: The stalk seems to have 4 positions. The 2nd and last (4th) positions seem identical in effect. What am I missing? I wonder! RTFM I guess!

Suspension, power, drive, etc is awesome.

I have a bit of a problem with the keyless-tailgate: Suppose I am walking towards my Tucson with some valuable (say office laptop bag) to take off on a drive. I unlock the car, open the tailgate, keep the bag in the trunk, and then I shut the tailgate. Then as I walk towards the driver seat to drive off, what if someone opens the tailgate in those 2 seconds (remember, its unlocked and doesn't need a key to operate) and runs off with the laptop bag!?! Is there some capability that exists that I am unaware of (in base variant) that'll help avoid this possibility?

Lastly, what is the 3rd button in the remote? It has a tailgate picture on it. But nothing happens when I press it, other than lights blinking for 2 seconds. Again RTFM I guess.

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Then as I walk towards the driver seat to drive off, what if someone opens the tailgate in those 2 seconds (remember, its unlocked and doesn't need a key to operate) and runs off with the laptop bag!?! Is there some capability that exists that I am unaware of (in base variant) that'll help avoid this possibility?
In my Octavia, if I have the key-fob in my pocket, I don't need to unlock all doors. I just need to touch the boot sensor to open only the boot; I place the laptop inside and close the boot which automatically locks. Then I open the driver's door with the same touch sensor method and get in immediately locking the door again.

Similarly, in my Cruze there is a dedicated boot button Which opens only the boot.

Maybe the same concepts are there in the Tucson?

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I took the delivery yesterday
Congratulations! It is a looker IMO...Have fun with her!
Which trim did you go for, if you don't mind me asking?

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what is the 3rd button in the remote? It has a tailgate picture on it. But nothing happens when I press it, other than lights blinking for 2 seconds. Again RTFM I guess.
In my Verna I need to keep the boot button pressed for 2-3s before the boot pops open - perhaps you'd want to try the same before you RTFM

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Congratulations! It is a looker IMO...Have fun with her!
Which trim did you go for, if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks! Its the base diesel variant: 2WD MT Diesel. Yes, I also like the looks of the Tucson very much.

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In my Verna I need to keep the boot button pressed for 2-3s before the boot pops open - perhaps you'd want to try the same before you RTFM
Lol. Ok, will try that tomorrow.
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I took delivery yesterday. White base variant diesel Tucson. This is my first diesel vehicle. Am getting used to diesels, will take a little while.
Congrats on the new ride mate!

Can you post some pics of your ride, especially the interiors? I think that yours is the Tucson MT on the forum and I would really like to see how the interiors look like. There is no image of the base variant anywhere on the net as well.

I used to drive the Ford Fiesta(1.4 petrol) before my current ride(Figo 1.5 TDCI). While the Figo has great drivability, the Fiesta was even better. Infact I could go down to as low as 10km/h and the car still used to pick up without stalling. I think that the low speed drivability depends on the car you own and the gearing and not necessarily the fuel option. One example being of the Jetta diesel which keeps you on its toes at low speeds(it is easy to stall) even though it awards you with a nice punch afterwards.
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I took delivery yesterday. White base variant diesel Tucson.
Congratulations

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It was delivered yesterday without license plates. The salesman said something like RTO web site slow and all.
Advaith Hyundai? They did the same to me for my Verna

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Also its taking a bit getting used to the slow release of clutch that seems to be needed when on say 2nd gear in slow back-to-back traffic. I am unable to experience the famously claimed diesel benefit of "can go in fairly high gear even in slow traffic". I had 4-5 occasions where the vehicle stalled and turned off. Also the headlights operation is a bit odd: The stalk seems to have 4 positions. The 2nd and last (4th) positions seem identical in effect. What am I missing? I wonder! RTFM I guess!
I think you need to start slow. For the first few trips in the city, just use 1st and 2nd gear and get used to the diesel engine. You won't be able to get it right the first time
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Thanks guys. Awesome car, go for it. Bought it from Trident Hyundai (someone asked).

I took some pics but dunno how to post it. Team-bhp's image posting method seems to expect the pics to be hosted somewhere apriori.

I found the way to post pics. Here they are. Haven't had the time to remove some of the plastic covers yet, nor to clean the leftover vibhuti, etc marks from the pooja. Hope to get round to it this weekend.

Hyundai Tucson : Official Review-rearseatsviewfromdrivrseat.jpg

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The base variant looks quite good IMO. My main concern was the look of the centre console due to the lack of ACC, but Hyundai has given the manual AC controls a good visual and layout.
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I found the way to post pics. Here they are.

Congratulations. Tucson looks stunning in white. Do keep us posted about your drive experiences. Wishing you many happy miles ahead. 😊
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Great looks!

But get all that superfluous vibhuti plus coconut water stains (if any) immediately removed. I was mega pissed with my priest when he showered by 2012 Polo with coconut water :-(
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