Updated 2018 Hyundai Tucson crossover sales lost to Hyundai ix35March 1, 2019
The novelty, created specifically for Chinese motorists, entered the market in the autumn of 2018. However, the bright appearance did not help this SUV to enlist the support of customers – sales of Tucson 2019 were lower than those of its predecessor.
Last fall, Hyundai released the Tucson 2019 special crossover for the Chinese market, which is not similar to the global auto version. It was planned that a small upgrade will help the model to become the leader in its segment, but these plans were never realized. The demand for the new Tucson has almost halved compared with the previous modification. Only in the first month of 2019, the chinese dealers sold less than a thousand such SUVs.
To explain the failure of the Korean news in China, experts tried Xcar. In their opinion, the Hyundai Tucson 2019 earned points by a budget alternative that prevented Hyundai ix35. In terms of options and technical stuffing, these two models are similar, but their cost varies very noticeably.
So, for the most affordable ix35 ask 119,900 yuan, and for Tucson – 139,900 yuan. It is obvious that most often the Chinese choose their more economical option.
Under the hood of the updated Tucson 2019 hides a 177-horsepower gasoline turbo engine 1.6 liters, combined with a seven-step “robot”. The maximum equipped kossover get access to the system of all-wheel drive, other modifications – front-wheel drive. The Hyundai ix35 engine range is more diverse: a two-liter “aspirated” with 163 hp. or a 1.4-liter turbo engine rated at 140 “horses.”