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Hyundai Tucson Earns Top Safety Ratings

We at SouthTowne Hyundai know how important it is to drive a vehicle that will keep you and your family safe, no matter what happens. That is why we are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Hyundai Tucson SUV earned top safety ratings and offers outstanding crash protection.

Vehicles are put through intensive testing by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Hyundai Tuscan SUV held up to the demanding crash tests. The Tuscan is the only vehicle in the small SUV category that received good ratings for both driver and passenger in the small-overlap crash test ratings.

The Tuscan has many advanced safety technologies such as AEB with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and many more. These technologies help to prevent crashes, but even if a crash does happen, the Tuscan proves to keep people safe. The IIHS commended Hyundai for the work they are doing in keeping both the driver and passengers protected in case of a small overlap crash.

If you want to learn more about Hyundai’s safety features, stop by SouthTowne Hyundai.

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Tucson Takes Title of Fastest-Selling Hyundai Model

2016 Hyundai Tucson Safety

Hyundai has plenty of fans in Europe, where the automaker has a lineup of trendy compact cars like the i10 and i20. For a while, the ix35 was being sold in Europe, but this past summer, the SUV was replaced with the latest generation of the Hyundai Tucson.

The new Tucson has already gained popularity in UK and European markets during 2015, as sales of the CUV were much higher than anticipated. In fact, the redesigned Tucson SUV is now the fastest-selling Hyundai model in Europe.

Since September, the Czech plant manufacturing Tucsons has been at full capacity, in addition to using cutting-edge production techniques that keep Tucsons rolling off the assembly lines.

“Launched in September this year, we have taken over 10,000 orders in the UK alone and the best-selling model is the 1.7-litre SE Nav with over 34% of the total number,” Tony Whitehorn, CEO of Hyundai Motor UK.

The Tucson has appealed to consumers—both in Europe and America—for its impressive fuel efficiency, family-oriented layout, and safety scores. Just recently, the Tucson earned a five-star safety rating for its crash impact engineering and proactive features. It’s also known as the Best Compact Crossover according to Ruedas ESPN.

We at SouthTowne Hyundai are proud to sell the 2016 Hyundai Tucson to customers around Atlanta.

NHTSA Scores 2016 Hyundai Tucson Safety With Five-Star Rating

2016 Hyundai Tucson Safety

Just after the 2016 Hyundai Tucson won the Ruedas ESPN Best Compact Crossover award at the 45th Annual Miami Auto Show – the model has been honored yet again; this time, for it’s superior safety.

In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officially bestowed a five-star safety rating on the new Hyundai Tucson SUV, the best rating that the NHTSA offers.

The 2016 Tucson received five stars in the front and side crash tests, as well as four stars in the rollover crash test, combining for an overall grade of five stars. Of course, this is no surprise to us – as we’re well aware of just how safe modern Hyundai models are.

Plus, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson safety features had already been graded by the IIHS, earning it the title of a Top Safety Pick+ model.

Interested in learning more about Hyundai safety or want to check out one of our many available Hyundai models? Contact us or visit us anytime at SouthTowne Hyundai!

Hyundai’s 2016 Tucson Reveal in NY Shows Off Major Upgrades

Hyundai finally released their all-new Tuscon crossover model at the New York International Auto Show earlier this month, to an impressed audience of fans and experts.

The new vehicle hosts huge cosmetic upgrades as well as some seriously impressive specs, possibly even leading the affordable crossover segment in terms of available technology.

The 2016 Tucson has a two-liter direct injection engine that gets 164 horsepower in conjunction with a six-speed automatic transmission. There’s also an available 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which gets 175 horsepower, if you’re looking for more power. Plus – the average fuel economy for the 2016 Tucson is 29 mpg.

As for the design, the new Tucson has a re-imagined hexagon of a grille, which is rounder and wider than previously, adding a sleek but familiar vibe to the popular model. The vehicle is larger overall, providing more space inside.

Check out a video of the 2016 Tucson reveal here at USA Today to see what it looks like for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments.