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Hyundai Tucson 2020 price and specs: Cheapest Go trim scrapped as Hyundai bumps up safety kit across range

The entry point to the Hyundai Tucson range just got a little bit more expensive

Hyundai has released the pricing and specification details for its 2020 Tucson range, scrapping the entry-level Go variant and bumping up standard safety across a new and streamlined lineup. 

It means cost of entry to the Tucson party is more expensive than before, with the Go variant ($28,150 manual, $30,650 auto) scrapped in favour of a four-trim lineup that stretches from the Tucson Active and Active X to the Elite and Highlander cars. 

The range now starts at $29,290 for the Active with a manual gearbox, or $31,790 with a six-speed automatic. That model builds on the Go's specification with the brand's SmartSense safety package, which includes a Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with AEB, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Keeping Assist. You also get a reversing camera and rear-parking sensors. There are some style changes, too, with 17-inch alloy wheels, an automatic driver's window and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. 

The Active X then kicks off from $31,790 (auto) and $34,790 (man), with that trim getting the same safety suite, along with 18-inch alloys wheels, but losing the tyre pressure-monitoring system it used to offer. 

Both the Active and Active X are offered with Hyundai's 2.0-litre petrol engine that's good for 122kW and 205Nm, and which shuffles its power to the front wheels. But both can also be had in 2.0-litre diesel guise, which adds an eight-speed automatic and AWD, and lifts prices to $37,090 and $40,090 respectively.

Next is the Elite trim, which sees no specification changes and spans a $37,850 to $43,150 price range, followed by the also-unchanged Highlander, which is $46,500 (petrol) or $48,800 (diesel).

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