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Well, this is certainly the nicest Hyundai Tucson we've ever seen. Introducing the Tucson CRTD Xenith, a tippy-top-of-the-line edition of Hyundai's smallest ute, available for UK customers only. The Xenith begins life as a loaded Tucson CRTD CDX and then piles on all the trimmings. The interior upgrades read like the standard bill of goods from the likes of Brabus or TechArt (minus the six-figure drain on your bank account, of course): copious amounts of leather and Alcantara adorn the seats and a variety of other surfaces and touch points. A snazzy leather-and-alloy knob tops the six-speed manual's shifter, and aluminum trim decks out the pedals and doorsill plates.
Motivation comes courtesy of a 2.0L turbodiesel (138 hp/ 225 lb-ft) and the trucklet rolls on set of 19" wheels shod in some rather aggressive-looking 235/45 R19 rubber. The price? £20,670, or £2,500 more than the CDX.
You know what? We like it.
Press release after the jump.
[Source: Hyundai UK]
Gallery: Hyundai CRTD Xenith
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