Experts of the Spanish edition km77 have published a video of testing the new generation Hyundai Tucson for stability during extreme maneuvers – the so-called “moose test”. The test checks how the car behaves when abruptly avoiding a sudden obstacle.
The test involved a plug-in-rechargeable Tucson modification based on a 1.6-liter turbo engine, working together with a 60-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1.49 kWh. The total output of the power unit is 230 hp. The car is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and adaptive suspension, but the adjustment of the latter did not lead to an improvement in the result.
Experts made the first attempt at a speed of 76 km / h, but during the return to the straight line Hyundai Tucson caught one of the cones. After that, two different drivers drove the crossover through the trajectory corridor about ten more times, but the testers did not manage to cope with the understeer. As a result, the speed at which the crossover successfully coped with the “moose test” was 71 km / h.
It should be noted that this is far from the best result among cars of this class. For example, the electric Hyundai Kona Electric is able to pass the “moose test” at a speed of 74 km / h, at the same speed it can be done by the Mazda CX-30 and KIA e-Niro. At a speed of 75 km / h, the Renault Captur was able to pass the test successfully. The current VW Tiguan performs this test at a reference speed of 77 km / h.
Nevertheless, experts noted the comfort of the fourth generation Hyundai Tucson and the generally predictable and safe steering response.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Hyundai Tucson 2021 from the FineAuto team:
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