Hyundai Tucson for Sale in Nigeria
Whatever motivated South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai to name their Compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) after a city in Arizona, United States, must have had a huge impact on them. The Hyundai Tucson is a five door front engine front wheel or four-wheel-drive SÚV which is not only brilliantly designed, but has amazing on and off road abilities. The Hyundai Tucson is in popular demand in many automobile markets, especially in the Nigerian automobile market, either brand new, foreign used or locally used. Carmudi Nigeria has made searching for these vehicles an easy and stress-free process by including the listings of these vehicles in different regions of the country on our easy to use platform. So, are you in the market for a Hyundai Tucson? Please read below and enjoy our review of the vehicle in the Nigerian market.
What to know when buying a Hyundai Tucson
Performance and Specifications of the Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson comes with two small engine types, which is unusual for an SUV. It is fitted with either a 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine which has an output of 164 hp (horsepower) and a 2.4 litre four cylinder engine which has the ability to deliver 182 hp of power. The energy is transmitted to the entire vehicle through a six speed automatic transmission which is utilised for either the front wheel or four wheel drive build. With these engine builds, the Hyundai Tucson has the ability to gain a speed of 60mph from zero in an amazing time of 7.8 seconds, with a fuel efficiency of 22 miles to a gallon of petrol (mpg).
How is the design of the Hyundai Tucson?
With its sheet metal exterior, the Hyundai Tucson’s styling has somewhat maintained a similar bulky yet compact look. Some obvious exterior changes are noticeable on the second generation build, in terms of streamlined designs on the exterior body, an all-new grille design and a new roof, which makes the vehicle look a little lower than it is. The cabin of the Hyundai Tucson offers many fun entertainment accessories, easy to use controls and very functional equipment. These include; a telescopic steering wheel, cup-holder lights, and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system (which is a vehicle connection system that informs the driver about the state of the vehicle, providing information on things such as when the vehicle is due for servicing, tyre pressure, etc). An integrated and modern audio system is also present in the Hyundai Tucson.
What are the best/stand out features of the Hyundai Tucson?
The second generation of the Hyundai Tucson received the ‘Top safety pick’ award from the United States IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) for having a 3/4 rating of GOOD when tested on Roof Strength, Side impact, Moderate overlap frontal offset and small overlap frontal offset (which it had a rating of poor). Although the Hyundai Tucson has many other stand out features, ensuring that both passenger and driver are safe in the event of an accident has to be the best feature the SUV possesses.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Hyundai Tucson in Nigeria
In the Nigerian automobile market, there are various types of the Hyundai Tucson. For instance, the most sort after one is the Tokunbo type, which have been bought from foreign countries, especially the United States and Canada. These vehicles are usually in very good road condition and have been maintained properly. On the other hand, there are also the ones that were bought brand new or Tokunbo and have been used in the country, mostly with registered plate numbers. These are the Nigerian used cars, which in most cases never really come as good as the foreign used ones, but are a lot cheaper.
The best Hyundai Tucson year to buy
The Hyundai Tucson has only seen two generations of manufacture since it was introduced in 2004, and we would recommend any of the years of production since then. It is also worthy to note that due to vehicular improvements made on vehicles as the years advance, the second generation of the Hyundai Tucson, which has been in production since 2009 and is still the current model in production, would be the best year of manufacture to buy.
Hyundai Tucson Price in Nigeria
The Hyundai Tucson is being marketed by a lot of accredited Hyundai dealers in the country, therefore purchasing a brand new one is very easy. In Nigeria, a brand new Hyundai Tucson has a starting price tag of N6,500,000, a fair price for a functional SUV, but not everyone can afford it. Below is an estimated price range of Tokunbo and registered Hyundai Tucson models in the Nigerian automobile market, depending on factors such as; import duty, mileage reading, general state of the vehicle and much more.
- Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Hyundai Tucson for sale in Nigeria
2009 Hyundai Tucson – 2015 Hyundai Tucson: N2,800,000 – N5,000,000
2004 Hyundai Tucson – 2009 Hyundai Tucson: N1,800,000 – N2,900,00
- Nigerian Used (Registered) Hyundai Tucson for sale in Nigeria
2009 Hyundai Tucson – 2015 Hyundai Tucson: N2,200,000 – N3,000,000
2004 Hyundai Tucson – 2009 Hyundai Tucson: N1,200,000 – N2,400,000
Overall impression of Hyundai Tucson
Since production began in 2004, the Hyundai Tucson has seen two generations of production and it seems like we might be seeing more of them, as the people in Hyundai do not have any plans to discontinue the line. Healthy competition of the Hyundai Tucson in the Nigerian automobile market would be the Toyota Rav4, Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-7. These mid-sized SUVs have proven that they are formidable rivals of the Hyundai Tucson in terms of performance, style and all round utilisation, but the Hyundai Tucson has also shown that it is a worthy opponent, by ensuring its consumers enjoy its many advantages. If you are in the market for a mid-sized SUV with the power and efficiency of a regular SUV that is also stylish and fuel efficient, the Hyundai Tucson should be on your list of vehicles to choose from.