2017 Hyundai Tucson Night Model

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, November 25th, 2017

2017 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition

2017 Tucson

By David Goodspeed
Special Contributor
autoworlddavid@yahoo.com

A couple of years ago we brought you our first impressions of
the all-new third-generation Hyundai Tucson crossover utility vehicle.
For 2017, Hyundai has added the limited production Night model. Night
adds a new blackout monotone appeal to the Tucson lineup for those
seeking a bit more style with their substance.
Our first impressions of the new Tucson put it at the top of its
class for compact cute utes, that is until corporate sibling Kia
brought its latest CUV (AKA Sportage) to market last year. The
corporate cousins offer some of the best value in the segment today
with the Kia edging out Hyundai in the power ratings. Special editions
such as the Night seek to offset some of that pull in the Kia showroom
and after spending a week in the new Tucson Night I will give the nod
back to Hyundai.
The Tucson Night offers a special monotone trim and wheel
appearance to really stand out in a crowd. The Night package also
delivers a panoramic sunroof along with dark, black-tinted glass for a
blackout look.
The 19-inch RAYS matte black wheels truly dress the side view of
the Tucson Night and inside drivers will enjoy aluminum alloy pedals
along with perforated leather steering wheel. And that Caribbean Blue
model-specific paint is just stunning.
Tucson already offers the latest safety technology such as lane
departure warning, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert,
lane change assist, backup warning sensors, and automatic emergency
braking.
There is also the smart power liftgate along with premium
interior materials and design along with the latest infotainment
technology for drivers and occupants.
Hyundai powers the Tucson with choice of 164hp 2.0-liter inline
four-cylinder engine mated to six-speed automatic transmission or, as
our Night tester arrived with, a peppy turbocharged 1.6-liter
direct-injected four-cylinder engine generating 175hp and 195 lb. ft.
torque via seven-speed EcoShift dual clutch gearbox.
The 1.6T powertrain offers plenty of power off the line and
throughout the rpm range, all the while delivering smooth shifts.
Tucson arrives in front- or all-wheel drive. This Night model
arrived with the AWD system that included driver-selectable AWD lock
for the differential and there is also active cornering control for
maximum traction.
Pricing for the 2017 Hyundai Night is $29,200 and the vehicle
pretty much comes the way it is – loaded.
Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
The Hyundai Tucson rides smooth and true with excellent handling
and power response. This is a driver’s CUV that offers an engaging
experience behind the wheel despite its utility status. There is ample
room for up to five with space for cargo in the rear.
This new Tucson model is proving the “Night” time may just be
the right time.

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