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The 2013 Hyundai Tucson provides consumers with the performance they desire from a CUV, while keeping costs at the pump down. The exterior of the car has obvious European influences, with its aggressive, stable stance. The spacious inside provides comfort and more rear leg room than almost any of the competition. The Tucson also offers all-wheel drive and fuel-efficient features, which combined provide for the ultimate CUV option.

The styling of its sculpted hood, wrap-around headlights and rear roof spoiler make it apparent the styling come from the Hyundai Frankfurt design center, and allows the Tucson CUV stand apart from competition.

The Tucson offers features that are designed to protect the driver and passengers from all sorts of possible elements. The Tucson comes with an available panoramic sunroof that extends all the way from the front seats to the back. Front solar glass keeps the sun tamed, while the rear privacy glass keeps the outside from seeing in. When its colder weather you’re dealing with, the Tucson has heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators that match the color of the exterior.

This Hyundai may be a CUV, but it was built to impress with features technology and usable space.

Chapman Hyundai is proud to offer the Tucson, it provides consumers a great blend of maneuverability, comfortable interior features and technology,” says Chapman Hyundai Sales Manager, David Huppart. “The updates and changes made for the 2013 model have allowed the car to increase fuel efficiency and range too, which is always a big concern for our customers.”

The controls on the inside of the Tucson were designed to be well-lit and accessible, they also provide for an enhanced driving experience. The intelligent multifunction trip computer allows the driver to know average speed, average MPG and how many miles to empty. Besides the trip computer there is plenty more technology options that come with the Tucson. An available integrated Bluetooth hands-free phone system lets you take calls on the road without having to reach for the cell phone. There is also the available touch screen navigation system that comes with NavTraffic a real-time traffic and navigation system, and an available rearview back-up camera.

As for the usable space in the Tucson, it can be summed up in one word: huge. There is tons of room in the cargo area with the seats up, and even when their folded down. The 60/40 split rear seatback allows for 55.8 cubic feet, which is more than most of the Tucson’s competition. There is additional storage options integrated throughout the Tucson as well. Phoenix Hyundai drivers will find additional storage such as map pockets, bottle holders, center console storage, convenient storage trays, and even a retractable hook on the rear seatback for shopping bags.

Under the hood, there is a choice of two transmissions- manual or automatic. However, the available 6-speed automatic also comes with a SHIFTRONIC clutchless manual mode, giving drivers the best of both worlds. The Tucson’s 2.0L 4-cylinder engine gets up to 31 MPG Highway, while the GLS and LIMITED’s 2.4L steps up the horsepower to 176 and still reaches an impressive 32 MPG Highway. Both engines employ Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) to boost power and fuel efficiency.

The automatic transmission also comes with an Overdrive Lock-Up Torque Converter and the Active ECO System that enhances the fuel economy. These technologies allow for up to a seven percent improvement in real-world fuel economy. The manual transmissions offer an Eco Gear Shift Indicator, which allow drivers to be alerted for when the best time for a gear change is.

Chapman Hyundai is excited to announce they have recently gone under new management. Chace Gibbs was promoted to the position of General Manager at the Hyundai-Mitsubishi Bell Road Store. Chace has been with Chapman Chevrolet for the past 4 years, first as the Used Car Director and then to General Sales Manager. To get to know him a little better we asked Chace a few questions:

Chapman Automotive: How long have you worked for Chapman Automotive?
Chace Gibbs: 4 ½ years

Chapman Automotive: Just what is it you do here?
Chace Gibbs:  GM over see the whole Phoenix Hyundai dealership

Chapman Automotive: Please tell me about your most rewarding or satisfying experience, your proudest moment, since you have joined the company.
Chace Gibbs: My most rewarding and satisfying experience was being number 1 in the Phoenix market for customer satisfaction.  My proudest moment since starting with the company was selling over 290 cars in 1 month.

Chapman Automotive: What is the strangest request you’ve ever had from a caller or customer?
Chace Gibbs: My strangest request was a customer wanting bullet proof glass installed in their new car.


Chapman Automotive: Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Chace Gibbs: Cook

Chapman Automotive: Are you married? Do you have kids? What do you enjoy doing with your family?
Chace Gibbs:  Married, Son 8, Daughter 2, watching my kids play sports.

Chapman Automotive: What are your hobbies?
Chace Gibbs: Golf


To get to know Chace or any of the other Chapman Hyundai employees come stop by or check them out online!