2023 Hyundai Tucson Price and Specs: Elite, Highlander up to $500 with New Tech

Hyundai has increased the prices of its Tucson Elite and Highlander variants by $500, coinciding with the inclusion of smartphone-based connected services for the SUV.

  • Prices and specifications of the Hyundai Tucson 2023
  • Bluelink connected services available with Elite and Highlander grades
  • Entry-level Tucson unchanged
  • Priced from $34,900 plus highway costs

He 2023 Hyundai Tucson has received a minor equipment upgrade and a $500 price increase for its two flagship variants, which are due in showrooms in March.

By 2023, hyundai Australia has equipped the tucson Elite and Highlander with the company’s ‘Bluelink’ connected services, which incorporate features such as automatic collision notification, SOS emergency call function, voice control, connected navigation, valet mode and remote functions via a smartphone app .

Hyundai Bluelink is complimentary for the first five years of the car’s life and can be transferred to new vehicle owners.

The inclusion of connected services resulted in a $500 price increase for the Tucson Elite and Highlander grades, now priced at $39,900 and $46,900 plus on-road costs, respectively.

Hyundai Bluelink Connection Services

The entry-level Hyundai Tucson, priced at $34,900 plus on-road costs, remains unchanged, following a $400 price increase since its April 2021 launch.

Hyundai’s cheapest Tucson variant is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, developing 115kW and 192Nm with drive sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai’s Tucson Elite and Highlander grades are available with a wider choice of engines: the 2.0-litre petrol is joined by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (producing 132kW/265Nm) and a 2.0-litre turbodiesel ( developing 137kW/ 416Nm).

Both turbocharged engines deliver their power to all four wheels via automatic transmissions, with the petrol turbo mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, while the diesel is paired with an eight-speed torque converter.

The Hyundai Tucson is sold with a five-year/unlimited-mile warranty and 12-month roadside assistance as standard. The roadside assistance period is extended by one year each time the vehicle is serviced at a Hyundai dealer in accordance with its annual maintenance schedule.

He 2023 Hyundai Tucson It will arrive in Australia at the end of March. Wait times of six and nine months for the SUV have been previously reported.

2023 Hyundai Tucson Australian Prices

  • Tucson 2.0 gasoline – $34,900
  • Tucson Elite 2.0 Gas – $39,900 (up to $500)
  • Tucson Elite 1.6 turbo-gas – $43,900 (up to $500)
  • Tucson Elite 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $45,900 (up to $500)
  • Tucson Highlander 2.0 Gas – $46,900 (up to $500)
  • Tucson Highlander 1.6 turbo-gas – $50,900 (up to $500)
  • Tucson Highlander 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $52,900 (up to $500)

Note: All prices above exclude en-route costs.

2023 Hyundai Tucson Standard Features:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (including full-size spares)
  • Halogen projector beam headlights (with automatic twilight detection)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • 4.2-inch instrument panel display
  • 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless/Wired Android Auto
  • Multi-device Bluetooth connectivity
  • Six speaker sound system
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Seats of fabric
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support
  • Automatic power up/down front windows
  • Second row fold-down center armrest and fold-down seats
  • Air conditioning with air vents in the second row
  • Three USB-A outlets (one for the first row, two for the second row)
  • keyless entry
  • Three drive modes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • rear parking sensors
  • Rear view camera with dynamic guides
  • Autonomous emergency braking (with crossover function)
  • lane keep assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • blind spot monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • traffic sign recognition
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • trailer stability assist
  • Trailer Pre-Wiring Package
  • Acoustic laminated windshield
  • Heated Power Folding Mirrors
  • roof rails

The 2023 Hyundai Tucson Elite adds (above standard):

  • Hyundai Bluelink Connected Services:
    • Automatic collision notification
    • SOS emergency call function
    • voice control
    • Navigation of connected routes
    • valet mode function
    • Weather forecast
    • Calendar integration and remote functions via the app
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Satellite navigation with live traffic updates
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Two-zone air conditioning with automatic demisting, dehumidifying and air diffuser functions
  • Front parking sensors
  • Advanced Rear Occupant Alert
  • ‘Shift by wire’ gear selector with paddle shifters (turbocharged variants only)
  • Four driving modes (turbocharged variants only)
  • Off-road driving modes (turbodiesel only)
  • Windshield wiper with rain sensor
  • Automatic rear windows up/down
  • rear privacy glass
  • Smart key with push button and remote start
  • luggage net

2023 Hyundai Tucson Highlander adds (about Elite):

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Concealed Type LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Enhanced reflector LED headlights with auto high beam
  • LED rear lights
  • panoramic glass roof
  • electric tailgate
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Bose eight-speaker premium sound system
  • Driver’s seat memory function
  • Eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Passenger seat entry switch
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • heated steering wheel
  • Blind Point of View Monitor
  • Low speed rear autonomous emergency braking
  • Remote Intelligent Parking Assist (turbodiesel only)
  • 360 degree camera
  • Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Dark chrome grille and bumper moldings
  • Silver painted skid plates
  • LED interior lighting (including ambient lighting)

The optional N Line package, available on base Tucson ($4,000), Elite ($2,500), and Highlander ($1,500) trims, adds:

  • 19-inch N Line alloy wheels
  • Signature N Line styling
    • dark chrome grill
    • Body color trim
    • Silver painted skid plates
    • Door frame and window trim in glossy black
    • Dual tip chrome tailpipe
  • N line badging
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Concealed Type LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Leather and suede interior trim
  • N line steering wheel
  • N Line gear lever knob (turbodiesel only)
  • black cloth roof
  • alloy pedals
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • auto high beam

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