Hyundai adds 1.7 litre diesel with seven-speed DCT

Hyundai’s all-new Tucson compact SUV, Ireland's current top selling model, will soon be offered with another powertrain option.

An efficient 1.7-litre diesel with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT ) will be added to attract even more customers. The all-new Tucson is Hyundai Motor’s fastest-selling European model with more than 115,000 cars ordered in Europe. The powertrain range of the compact SUV, already one of the widest in the segment, is now further extended with the addition of the dynamic 104kW (141 PS ) 1.7-litre turbo diesel engine.

In combination with the efficient seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT ) and front wheel drive it emits only 129g of CO2 and consumes a moderate 4.9 litres of diesel per 100km (combined ). The turbo diesel engine provides a maximum torque of 340Nm over a wide rev range of 1,750rpm to 2,500rpm.

Hyundai Motor’s in-house developed 7DCT system offers a choice between fully automatic operation and sequential manual gear changes, selected with the gear lever for greater driver involvement. The 7DCT provides 20 per cent higher fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions compared to a six-speed automatic transmission.

For further efficiency, the new powertrain also comes with the Integrated Stop and Go (ISG ) system as standard, which is also available for the 1.7-litre (low power ) and the 2.0-litre standard-power diesel engines, as well as the 1.6-litre petrol engine. Hyundai Motor manufactures 100 per cent of Tucson models sold in European markets at its facility in the Czech Republic, a key part of its commitment to the region.

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