The entry-level model in the Hyundai Tucson 2019 range is the Go, which is available with three different powertrain options.

List pricing (before on-road costs) starts at $28,150 for the entry-level Go 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol six-speed manual, which replaces the previous base-model Active. The Go can also be equipped with a 2.0-litre petrol paired with a six-speed automatic (FWD) at $30,650, or with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel matched to an eight-speed auto at $35,950.

The Go has standard features such as 17-inch steel wheels with a full-size spare, a 7.0-inch touchscreen media system with six speakers, a reversing camera, Bluetooth connectivity, a single USB port up front, Apple CarPlay (for your iPhone) and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, a digital driver information screen with digital speedometer and trip computer, cruise control, manual air conditioner controls, front fog-lights, roof rails, auto projector halogen headlights and LED daytime running lights.

Buyers can option both the Go with the 'SmartSense' safety pack at a cost of $2200, and that brings not only extra high-tech safety gear, but some additional desirable equipment, too.

The pack adds blind spot monitor (also known as lane change assist), driver attention warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, auto emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning with active lane keep assist (with power steering intervention), rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control (which works down to 0km/h). It also adds dual-zone climate control, a cooled glovebox, electric park brake, electric folding and heated side mirrors, and puddle lamps to the base two grades.

All Hyundai Tucson models come with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, life-time capped price servicing, and 10 years' roadside assist if you service your car at a designated dealership.