The summer has taken full hold in Delhi, which means that now from being hot, the air now is practically burning. This, of course, means that there is much more stress on the cooling systems of vehicles and this is the weather where the mettle of air conditioning systems gets truly tested. But, I’m happy to report that with the Tucson, the summer is passing by like the breeze. With the climate control set at nice and cold 20 degrees, the Tucson’s cabin gets cooled rapidly and I’ve not yet had to turn the temperature lower than that despite the extreme heat.
I also got time to do a short trip to Chandigarh a couple of weeks ago, and once again two things surprised me the most about the Tucson. Firstly, despite my lead footed driving style, the Tucson still managed to average a fuel efficiency of 13.5 km/l, which is remarkable for a car of its size. And with its well-tuned suspension, high-speed cruising remains a very easy task. The audio quality of the multimedia system also makes long journeys much easier to bear with. If there is something that I do miss though, and I think I have mentioned that in the past too, are ventilated front seats that Hyundai now provides on the Elantra and the Verna. Without them, the leather of the seats makes your back sweat quite a bit and I think ventilated seats would be a great addition to the Tucson’s overall qualities.