Hyundai has launched a new two-wheel drive version of its Tucson SUV, at a cost of £13,995 on-the-road.

The front-wheel drive Tucson 2.0 GSI features six airbags, anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, power steering, air conditioning, electric sunroof, double folding 60/40 split rear seats, CD player, alloy wheels and roof rails.

The two-litre engine, which is the CVVT (continual variable valve timing) unit as seen in the Coupe, develops 139bhp @ 6000rpm, has 136lbs ft of torque on tap at 4500rpm, enough to propel the Tucson to a top speed of 112mph and from 0-62mph in just 10.4 seconds – nearly a second quicker than the four-wheel drive 2.0 litre variant.

The two-wheel drive Tucson 2.0 GSI returns 42.8mpg extra urban, 27.1mpg urban and 35.3mpg combined.

The Tucson marks the entry point to Hyundai’s 4×4 range and is complemented by the larger Santa Fe and Terracan. The whole range comes with the company’s five year, unlimited mileage, fully transferable warranty as standard.