The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the 2021 Hyundai Tucson


Often described as a “design revolution” for the Hyundai brand, the Hyundai Tucson is a middle-sized SUV that has made a name for itself in a market already saturated with SUVs. The first model of this compact crossover was first launched by the Korean automaker in 2005 and has seen success worldwide due to its harmonious balance between price, space and comfort. Read the Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the 2021 Hyundai Tucson and learn all about its exciting features.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the engine and performance of the Hyundai Tucson


Post-lockdown, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson received a rather radical facelift in terms of more petrol and diesel options as well as two trims – the GLS and GL option. Both of these powertrains are up to standard with the BS6 emission norms. The petrol model receives its power from its 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder engine, with a fuel tank capacity of 62 litres – which grants a peak torque of 192Nm and power worth 150bhp. On the other side of the coin, the diesel version features a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo motor which delivers a maximum power of 182bhp and a torque of 400Nm.


There are 3 choices of transmission in the 2021 model of the Hyundai Tucson, including:


  • The 6-speed manual
  • The 6-speed automatic
  • The 8-speed automatic


There have been some minor updates to the exterior of the newer model. For instance, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson features a much larger, cascading grill – as well as a new fog lamp assembly. Further, it features full LED headlamps at the front of the vehicle and a revised bumper. Some other changes include an updated rear bumper, freshly-designed alloy wheels, new reflectors on the tailgate as well as brand new reflectors on the tailgate. Hyundai has stated that the new Tucson model was not created by the traditional method of sketching, but rather through “geometric algorithms” that are produced by groundbreaking digital technology.


The Tucson features the most recent Eco drive capabilities, which is ideal for more driving adventures. Should you be interested in the Tucson Hybrid model, you will be pleased to find out that the Hybrid features an awesome piece of engineering which allows the model to cut engine power upon lifting off the throttle at speed. It does this in a seamlessly smooth and effortless way – often to the point where you may not even feel it doing so at all.


However, many are of the opinion that Hyundai has really succeeded with the Tucson in its manner of managing corners with great agility while at the same time remaining perfectly controlled even over the most broken tarmac roads. The Hyundai Tucson also has a maximum braked towing weight of 1 650 kg, which is the same as some of the most successful SUVs on the market.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the cabin of the Hyundai Tucson


We at Wrong Fuel Rescue believe that those interested in the new Hyundai Tucson will find notable updates within the vehicle’s cabin. One of these updates includes a 10-inch free-standing state-of-the-art touchscreen infotainment system that has been smoothly integrated on the dashboard. This new unit supports Hyundai’s well-loved BlueLink connectivity suite, making multimedia a dream come true. The revised air-conditioning vents as well as the newly-updated centre console work to enhance the vehicle’s modern look.


While some are quick to criticise the stylish simplicity of the vehicle’s interior, others believe that this is part of the new model’s charm. The vehicle features climate control, and its controls can be found fixed within the touchscreen’s submenu. Some other interesting features included in the impressive touchscreen are the blind spot detector as well as the satellite navigation instructions, that will actually link to your phone or other smart device to allow you to reach your destination on foot even if you have to park kilometres away


One really interesting addition is the new Tucson’s ambient noise feature. Should you not feel up to listening to a podcast or music, nor the sound of the wind rushing by as you drive, simply activate this feature and choose between the sounds of feet crunching through freshly-fallen snow, an enthralling jungle, a comforting crackling fire and a busy café. Many Tucson owners are fans of the latter, as the sound of cups clinking on saucers and the juicy conversations of strangers can be highly entertaining.


Within the interior, a panoramic sunroof is ready to let the light in to make any trip more enjoyable. This recent model also features a 360-degree camera which makes parking a dream-come-true, as well as an 8-way electrically adjustable driver and passenger seats to ensure a most comfortable experience. Upholstered in leather, the Tucson’s seats rank high on Wrong Fuel Rescue’s seat comfortability list.


Room for more in the 2021 Hyundai Tucson


When it comes to space, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is certainly not lacking. This compact SUV features cubby holes aplenty – which stand ready to house all your devices and most precious objects. This Tucson version is both wider and longer than ever. It measures 4 500 millimetres in length and 1 865 millimetres in width – this excludes the doors and mirrors. The vehicle’s maximum height reaches 1 651 millimetres. The extra length of this model means that passengers in the back gain 26 millimetres more leg room than in previous models.


Taller drivers can rest easy knowing that as well as the driver’s seat being able to adjust, the steering wheel is also adjustable for reach and rake – making sure that bodily comfort is not compromised during trips. In the same light, the vehicle is spacious to the point where it can easily house four 6-foot tall individuals if need be. Passengers at the front and back alike will be able to connect their devices in the USB ports all around the vehicle.


Hyundai has also added a plethora of features that make this compact SUV the perfect family vehicle. In fact, the rear seats fold into a 40:20:40 configuration to store larger items when necessary. When in a normal configuration, the front and rear armrests feature extra storage for a range of items as well as cupholders that can be used to hold juice or water to keep the little one’s hydrated during trips. Another family-friendly feature is the vehicle’s boot capacity of 620 litres, which is much more than most compact SUVs on the market.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the new Hyundai Tucson’s safety features


We at Wrong Fuel Rescue rank the new Hyundai Tucson relatively high in the safety department, making it a truly reliable family SUV. The standard 2021 model’s safety kit is satisfactory – however, should you wish to experience benefits from the full suite of safety systems, you may wish to upgrade to the Ultimate or Premium trim. Both these options include:


Blind spot collision warning


This system is one of many advanced driving assistance features that work to help prevent the occurrence of accidents. This system functions by notifying the driver in the event of another vehicle appearing within the blind spot – or alternatively if another vehicle switches into the adjacent lane and poses a risk of collision. But how exactly does this system work?


The vehicle utilises sensors that are located on the side mirrors and on the rear bumper which check if vehicles are either in your blind spot or in the lanes alongside you as you drive. Should the sensors detect an oncoming vehicle that may not be visible in the blind spot or alternatively in the lane beside you, an audible warning will occur and a signal will appear on the relevant side mirror. We at Wrong Fuel Rescue certainly recognise the value of this particularly handy safety system.


Forward collision avoidance assist


This system functions by warning and braking the vehicle automatically, in the attempt to help avoid or mitigate an accident. It works by utilising a radar on the front bumper as well as a camera on the windscreen which monitors for any hazards on the horizon, such as other vehicles, animals or pedestrians. This is a truly handy system which can save a lot of trouble and ultimately ensures the safety of you and your vehicle, as well as any other people or vehicles in your path.


Rear cross traffic collision avoidance


This system comprises state-of-the-art safety technology that functions to detect oncoming vehicles during the process of reversing. It uses sensors that are mounted at the rear of the vehicle, which work to prevent and avoid rear collisions when reversing at all times of the day – even during periods of low visibility. It should not come as a surprise that driveways and parking lots are two of the most high-risk spots for low-speed collisions.


This can be a result of stress, poor visibility and intense traffic, to name a few causes. With the rear cross traffic collision avoidance system, however, risks of rear-end collisions are significantly reduced while reversing. In using advanced and high-tech scanners, the rear-traffic alert system is able to detect any oncoming traffic from up to around 20 metres away – and giving early-warning to prevent any collisions. Should an oncoming vehicle be detected, the system will both issue an audio alert as and display an order to “brake now” on the display cluster. For further safety, the system can be set to automatically apply the brakes in an effort to prevent imminent collision.


Some other impressive and highly useful safety features include:


  • Driver, side and passenger curtain airbags to ensure optimal safety in the event of a collision
  • Central locking system with a remote for easy personal access
  • Remote keyless entry option
  • Front and rear crumple zones to protect drivers and passengers
  • Side impact protection beam
  • Auto-locking and unlocking vehicle doors
  • Anti-lock breaking system
  • Electronic break force distribution
  • Smart key with a push-button start


The vehicle also features automatic high-beam headlights to light up even the darkest of roads as well as adaptive cruise control to make any journey a smooth one. You may now have a better understanding of why we at Wrong Fuel Rescue hold the new Hyundai Tucson’s safety system in a rather high regard


Coming to your Wrong Fuel Rescue in the event of a fuel mishap in your Hyundai Tucson


In our fast-paced society of today, it is easier than ever to make mistakes as a result of stress and crushing time schedules. Oftentimes, both the acts of driving as well as filling up are done in such a subconscious manner that we are able to completely zone out in the process. This often leads to fuel mishaps by the means of filling up a vehicle with the wrong type of fuel.


If you have put petrol in your diesel Hyundai Tucson you may notice:


  • A loud knocking sound whilst driving or whilst the engine is idling
  • An excessive amount of smoke coming from your exhaust
  • Slower than usual acceleration and reduced performance
  • Your engine warning light may illuminate
  • Your engine may stop altogether
  • Your car struggles or fails to start


If you have put diesel into your petrol Hyundai Tucson some of the things you may notice:


  • Your engine misfires causing your Triton to feel like it is jerking down the road
  • Excess smoke from your exhaust caused from unburnt fuel (diesel)
  • Your engine cuts out
  • Your engine won’t start no matter how many times you try to turn it over


This can result in both short-term and long-term damage to your vehicle. In order to prevent damage , Wrong Fuel Rescue are always on call to come to your aid as quickly as possible. Wrong Fuel Rescue regards customer satisfaction and your vehicle’s health as the highest priority, with a tailored service that you can always count on. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are in need of a wrong fuel rescue.