Hyundai is about to relaunch its best-selling Irish car, the Tucson SUV, and it comes with dramatic new styling, and a new hybrid powertrain.
The new Tucson is just now arriving in Irish dealerships and is available for order, with prices starting from €32,495 for the most basic Comfort Plus model with the new 1.6 CRDi diesel engine. However, it's likely that as many Irish eyes will be on the new hybrid Tucson, which uses a 1.6-litre petrol hybrid powertrain, with prices starting from €35,995 for the Comfort Plus HEV model - a price that slightly undercuts its rival, the Toyota RAV4. The Tucson will gain a plug-in hybrid model, too, which will arrive in 2021.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
Also arriving just ahead of Christmas - December 7th to be exact - is the new Hyundai Santa Fe, which is bigger and a bit more luxurious than the outgoing model. It's also pretty pricey, with a basic price of €59,995 for the 2.2 CRDi diesel model in Executive Plus form. However, there is a way to snag yourself a more affordable Santa Fe - go for the new plug-in hybrid version, which, if the SEAI keeps its €5,000 electric car grant in place, will have a starting price of €48,995.
New Hyundai cars, too
But wait, there's more. Those who don't fancy a big SUV might prefer the new Hyundai i20 hatchback, which will arrive in Irish showrooms later this month. Prices start from €19,195 for the 'Launch Edition' model. If you want the same car with a two-tone roof, that'll be €19,695.
Then there's the updated Hyundai i30 hatch, with its new grille and lights, which will start from €23,995 for the 1.0 turbo petrol version in Deluxe trim. There will also be a diesel 1.6 CRDi model in Deluxe trim for €25,495 and a sporty-looking N-Line 1.0 turbo petrol for €25,495.
Finally, there's the facelifted Hyundai Kona in petrol and diesel forms, which arrives on December 14th. You can get a 1.0 turbo petrol Kona in Comfort trim for €22,745 or a 1.6 CRDi diesel in the same spec for €25,595. The new-look Kona Electric and Hybrid arrive in the first quarter of 2021.
'211' Hyundai deals
As well as the usual five-year warranty, AA cover and health check, if you order a new Hyundai during November and December for January delivery, you can choose from five years' free servicing, a 3.9 per cent finance package, or an 'Eco Upgrade' of up to €5,000.