Whenever we think of comfortable and affordable family cars, Hyundai is probably the
first name that pops into our minds. The Hyundai Motor Company was founded in Seoul,
South Korea in 1967. Since then it has been manufacturing high-quality vehicles for the
comfort of users.
The company has a wide range of cars and Hyundai Tucson is one of them. This is a
compact crossover SUV car model manufactured by Hyundai. Currently, Tucson is in its
Hyundai Tucson II/ix35 (LM) 2009 – 2015
Hyundai Tucson II/ix35 (LM) is the second-generation SUV car model that was first
introduced in 2009. The production of the same continued till 2015 after which it was
replaced by the third-generation Tucson models.
Tucson II range of vehicles is crossover SUVs, the styling of which is based on the
Hyundai ix-one concept. The design was conceived by Cha-II in 2007 under the guidance
of Thomas Buerkle, the former BMW designer.
The second-generation Tucson was equipped with features that were not available on
its predecessor. The Tucson II marketed in the United States was available in three
trims including GLS, GL, and Limited.
The GL was equipped with a standard manual transmission. On the other hand, Limited
and GLS feature a 6-speed automatic transmission.
These car models were loaded with useful features like steering wheel-mounted audio
controls, advanced safety equipment, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.
In 2011, Tucson introduced a new GL trim in the US which replaced the 2010 GLS
model. The GL was equipped with a new 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine with a five-speed
The 2011 GLS trim included an automatic transmission and the popular equipment
package. Limited models featured standard electro-chromatic mirrors with Homelink.
Hyundai Tucson II was a very successful car range by the company. It is currently in the
fourth-generation stage which is even better and advanced.