With the summer here in full form, it’s been an ideal opportunity to test the air-conditioning capabilities of the Tucson. And the car has stood up to the test, with the rather efficient climate control system making the forty-degree temperature outside a non-event. In the day, with the searing sun, setting the air-conditioning temperature at twenty-two degrees is more than enough. And in the pleasant evenings, the ideal temperature is twenty-four. The automatic regulation of the fan speed by the climate control system also makes life easier, with the noise from the fan not interfering with the rather impressive sound quality of the stock audio system.
The fuel efficiency of the Tucson has also improved, with the car now averaging 11km/l in my urban commute, which is very impressive given the car’s size and weight. And, on the highways, while driving with a light foot I regularly saw figures of 13-13.5km/l. If I do miss something though, it is the ventilated front seats that the Verna and the Elantra come fitted with. With leather seats being standard equipment, ventilation on the seats would be a great addition to the Tucson.