• Mar 27th 2007 at 8:02PM
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Well, this is certainly the nicest Hyundai Tucson we've ever seen. Introducing the Tucson CRTD Xenith, a tippy-top-of-the-line edition of Hyundai's smallest ute, available for UK customers only. The Xenith begins life as a loaded Tucson CRTD CDX and then piles on all the trimmings. The interior upgrades read like the standard bill of goods from the likes of Brabus or TechArt (minus the six-figure drain on your bank account, of course): copious amounts of leather and Alcantara adorn the seats and a variety of other surfaces and touch points. A snazzy leather-and-alloy knob tops the six-speed manual's shifter, and aluminum trim decks out the pedals and doorsill plates.

Motivation comes courtesy of a 2.0L turbodiesel (138 hp/ 225 lb-ft) and the trucklet rolls on set of 19" wheels shod in some rather aggressive-looking 235/45 R19 rubber. The price? £20,670, or £2,500 more than the CDX.

You know what? We like it.

Press release after the jump.

[Source: Hyundai UK]


As spring approaches Hyundai has added a new luxury special edition to its highly successful Tucson SUV range. The Tucson CDX already features a high level of standard equipment, such as; full leather interior, heated front seats, ABS with EBD, remote locking with alarm and air conditioning with climate control, to name a few.

The Hyundai Tucson Xenith is available in black or silver and is a 6-speed, 2.0 CRTD (Common rail turbo diesel) 4WD manual. The Tucson Xenith includes all the specification of the best-selling Tucson CDX model plus more than £3000 of added specification upgrades.

The New Hyundai Tucson Xenith includes:

* Colour coded side mouldings and bumpers
* Rear privacy glass
* Two tone leather and Alcantara upholstery
* Alcantara covered instrument cluster surround, gear gaiter, steering wheel, handbrake, armrest, door pull linings and door inserts
* Birds eye black maple wood effect trim on dashboard, console and door pulls
* Leather and alloy sports gear knob
* Luxury stainless steel embossed door entry guards
* Aluminium sports pedal trims
* 19" multi spoke alloy wheels with polished rims

Priced at £20,670 OTR this highly equipped model is in the showrooms now with the remit to provide customers with class leading value and exceptional specification.

As with all Hyundai vehicles a comprehensive support package goes hand in hand with any new purchase from the range. The package includes three-years' RAC assistance cover, six year anti-perforation warranty and the industry leading, range-wide, five year unlimited mileage warranty.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the Hyundai Santa Fe a lot. The tucson not so much. I'm sure they'll improve it with the next re-design.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the Hyundai 3.8 is dohc and thus bigger than the gm 3.8, so it'd better be more powerful (at low rpms to, most people don't even use peak hp, especially to get good mpg)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tucson is the highest SUV for initial quality by JD power. 2006 ^^
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hyundai is certainly doing something right, it must be hiring the right people to be pumping out such nice cars lately. Both Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Genesis are going to make this company something very different from a few years back. While other high end car companies are sinking, Hyundai seems to climb the ladder very fast with its latest cars and all of this at the right price.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hi , i just wanted to know if there anything " hyundai auto mobile award UK " is there anything of promotion which is they say that i won some price of 800 + thousands pound ? i just want some feed back from company .thank you very much .

      • 8 Years Ago
      GM's 3800 was a great engine. The 3100... not so much... in fact, not at all. In fact, GM has made more lemons than Hyundai has models.

      A proper comparison would be between GM's 3.6L High Feature V6 and Hyundai's 3.8L V6. They stack up fairly equal. GM pounds a little bit more horsepower (GMC Acadia) while Hyundai focused a bit more on torque (Veracruz). Personally, I think it's a toss up between the two.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree. While not a "fan" per se of the Tucson, I do like the Veracruz quite a bit. And as #1 posted above...the Genesis (and its offspring, the real production model) is concrete, tangible proof this company has what it takes.

      Take to do what?

      To win!

      While GM and Ford (and dare I even recognize Chrysler) swirl around the cesspool of excrement of their making, it's good to know a few companies have the Cajones to stand up and declare their intentions for the entire world to see (and drive, and buy with their own hard cash).

      GM, take note. How is it a company which started out with the humble Excel is now producing product which you can only dream of?

      You and your "Super" Buicks...you're a disgrace in comparison to the Genesis.

      But being the blue-collar roustabout I am, I'll take the Veracruz myself. With leather, thank you very much :)

      (PS, Hyundai's 3.8 V6 runs rings around GM's heap-O-crap 3800).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow. The Hyundai retards surface.

      Good idea about the fancy Tucson, and leather Veracruz. Takes "polishing a turd" to new low.
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