Originally Posted by kkn13
^^ Tucson is diesel too, a 2.0 185bhp 410nm torque unit which is arguably on par with the Germans in terms of refinement and pick up only let down a wee-bit by its automatic transmission which isnt bad at all but nowehere near the likes of the ZF8 and DSG transsmissions.
While XUV is a fantastic car especially after niggles are more sorted out now after the facelift, its unfair to compare Tucson and call it overpriced. Arguably Tucson is far more premium and a segment above, no offense to XUV at all but they are targeted to different people.
My brother owns a 1st gen XUV and Im planning to buy a Tucson myself soon.
All Im saying is neither is better than the other, they are both good at what they do.
Hyundai excels at refinement, better transmission, engine, interiors etc
XUV is better on the pocket, 7 seats, AWD, GC etc
No offence intended!
- personally I feel that this idolising & pedestal-ising of the German/Teutonic marques is misplaced today - with the VW family's infamous emissions-gate scandal, where they capitalised (for decades) on this idolising, by presenting themselves as techno-Gods, while all the time cheating on their competitors (& of course the public at large).
And also BMW's & Daimler-Benz' shady past with the apartheid regime in S.Africa coming to the fore since the last few years, clearly showed that they thumbed their noses at world opinion where human rights were concerned. - BMW Plant | Facts and Figures
Undoubtedly the Germans are great engineers - but then, so are we. And it would be demeaning our own man-power techno-pool to assume that we would always be followers & the rest will always be leaders!
And once again, let me emphasise - no offence intended! Its just a matter of personal opinion.