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Hyundai Tucson 2017 | new car sales price

As part of its latest update, the Highlander will now be the only Tucson variant that is manufactured in the Czech Republic.

Hyundai Australia has released pricing and specifications for its Model Year 2018 Tucson line-up, with the manual Active continuing to open the four-tier range from $28,590 before on-road costs.

However, all front-wheel drive Active and Elite variants are now available with a 121kW/203Nm 2.0-litre GDi naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine – which was already available with Active X models – to replace the former 114kW/192Nm MPi unit.

This heart transplant is due to the carmaker switching production of base model Actives and mid-spec Elites from its Czech Republic plant to a site in South Korea.

As a result, these two now join the Active X – which was already built in Hyundai's home country – on the production line, while range-topping Highlander models continue to be produced in Europe.

Fuel economy improves for the manual Tucson Active to 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle test, representing a reduction of 0.1L/100km thanks to the upgraded engine.

Alternatively, Active and Elite Tuscons fitted with the new unit retain their previous powerplant's efficiency rating of 7.9L/100km.

The all-wheel drive-only Tucson Highlander continues to be offered with the choice of either a turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol four or a 2.0-litre CRDi turbo-diesel four.

A six-speed manual is only available with GDi Active and Active X versions, while T-GDi variants are paired exclusively with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, all GDi and CRDi models can be optioned with a six-speed automatic.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support has also been added to the Elite and Highlander, bringing them into line with the Active and Active X which already feature smartphone compatibility.

There are no changes to pricing across the entire line-up, meaning the MY18 Tucson costs as much as $47,450 for the auto-equipped CRDi Highlander.

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