A brief spin in the loaded Tucson Limited with its all-new turbo and dual-clutch automatic instantly confirms this will be one of the hottest-selling crossovers of 2016. It drives exceptionally well, looks premium and fairly European in its design outside and in, and is priced from just $23k at its cheapest trim.
We’ve created an animated colors visualizer to give you a sense of the eight shades available on the 2016 Tucson, plus pricing and photos from the first drive video published yesterday.
Style-wise, there are major incentives to move up from the base SE spec: it is the only one of the four to lack the LED DRLs and foglamps. From Eco, these are standard equipment. The Sport one rung above the Eco includes very sexy 19-inch wheels with machined faces over black inner details — and are gorgeous in the flesh.
Up to the loaded Limited trim, you benefit from LED lowbeams and taillights that the others lack, plus a slightly brighter grille with extra shiny bits versus the Sport and below.
We are not 100-percent sure on this, but the paint finishes for White and Black also appear to get more premium as the trimlines ratchet into the $30s — with Pure White possibly becoming Winter White, and Ash Black becoming Phantom Black. This is not confirmed.
From HyundaiUSA.com’s shopper tools, we can’t see much difference between the differently-named paints, but in the flesh, the more metallic and premium appeal of the Limited and Sport paint finishes do help reinforce an overall Germanic level of quality to the design and execution. Check out the super bright white from the road test!
2016 Hyundai Tucson Colors
Ash Black / Phantom Black
Pure Winter White
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