This Hyundai Tucson Only Comes out at ‘Night’

Tucson already offers the latest safety technology such as lane departure warning, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, backup warning sensors, and automatic emergency braking. There is also the smart power liftgate along with premium interior materials and design along with the latest infotainment technology for drivers and occupants.

Hyundai powers the Tucson with a choice of 164hhp 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine mated to six-speed automatic transmission or, as our Night tester arrived with, a peppy turbocharged 1.6-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine generating 175hp and 195 lb. ft. torque via a seven-speed EcoShift dual clutch gearbox. The 1.6T powertrain offers plenty of power off the line and throughout the rpm range, all the while delivering smooth shifts. Tucson arrives in front- or all-wheel drive. This Night model arrived with the AWD system that included driver-selectable AWD lock for the differential and there is also active cornering control for maximum traction.

Pricing for the 2017 Hyundai Night is $29,200 before any add-ons. Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

The Hyundai Tucson rides smooth and true with excellent handling and power response. This is a driver’s CUV that offers an engaging experience behind the wheel despite its utility status. There is ample room for up to five with space for cargo in the rear. This new Tucson model is proving the “Night” time may just be the right time.

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David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.