As the keener readers amongst you might have noticed, the Tucson had been missing from our long-term reports section for the past couple of months. And there was a good reason for that, as Hyundai India needed the car for some internal purposes, and hence, I was bouncing around between various test cars and even had to borrow my brother’s Honda Civic for a couple of days.
Thankfully though, the Tucson is back, and I’ve been driving it for the past four weeks for both long distance trips and the daily commute. Of course, the first delight of the Tucson is just how comfortable and ergonomically designed the car is. Pair this with the 400Nm of torque and a rather responsive transmission, and it just makes the Tucson an absolute delight to drive. I actually drove down to Jaipur to attend the Cartier Concours last month instead of flying, and I have to say, the five-odd hour journey each way in the car felt like an absolute breeze. And with this ability of comfortable seats, a seamless powerplant and fantastic suspension, the Tucson, in my opinion, is simply unmatched in its segment. And, with the summer season of schools starting in the first week of April, I think this month would be a great time to visit the hills in the Tucson before the summer holiday madness of May starts taking hold.
When it came: January 2018
Current Odo reading: 37,310kms
Mileage this month: 2,200kms
Fuel efficiency: 11.5km/l
What’s good: Overall ability, comfort
What’s not: Needs LED headlights for both low and high-beam