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Tucson aims to build on success of ix35

Hyundai Tucson (2015)

HYUNDAI says its new Tucson SUV will cost from £18,695 when it goes on sale next month, with the range-topping model priced at £32,345.

It means the replacement for the popular ix35 more or less shadows rivals such as the Mazda CX-5, while also attempting to distract punters from Honda's all-new HR-V.

There are five trim levels - S, SE, SE Nav, Premium and Premium SE - but even the entry model is well equipped, with standard DAB digital radio with MP3 compatibility, Bluetooth, USB socket, 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning and automatic headlights.

Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai's UK boss, said the SUV market was of "huge importance" to the brand.

"The outgoing model, ix35, is our second best-seller in the UK so far this year which just proves how critical this sector is for our brand - Tucson will look to develop this success, thanks to its striking design and the enhanced level of technology and equipment it offers our customers."

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