COMPETING in what has grow to be the greatest automotive industry segment in the world – medium SUVs – is no more time about applying the ‘lift and separate’ philosophy to a medium sedan.


To definitely thrive, you have to have an aspirational vehicle that satisfies every single objective and matches every single price tag level, though also staying long run-proofed against shifting consumer expectations.


Toyota’s latest RAV4 has proven that if you create the zeitgeist – a hyper-successful, vastly able, reducing-edge medium SUV – then purchasers will clamour for it like hardly ever in advance of.


In that context, Hyundai’s all-new medium SUV – the fourth-technology NX4 Tucson – wants to deliver purchasers to the yard. If the new Tucson has any hope of reining in its main Japanese rivals (RAV4 and Mazda’s CX-five), then it ought to have impression.


As soon as every single variant and drivetrain possibility becomes accessible, the new Tucson will be tricky to ignore. But does the quantity-providing two.-litre entrance-wheel push – anticipated to make up 60 for each cent of full quantity – supply more than enough of a technological innovation tale to satisfy Hyundai’s upmarket aspirations, notably in light of the truth there will be no hybrid version accessible in Australia for the foreseeable long run?

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