HYUNDAI'S replacement for its popular ix-35, carrying the resurrected Tucson name, goes on sale on September 3 and is already getting big plus points for its residual value from industry specialist, CAP Automotive.

It reckons the Tucson's residual values will be 'best-in-class' and says that after three years, or 30,000 miles, the predicted top selling Tucson 1.7 SE Nav CRDi will retain 50% of its original value.

Prices for the new model start from £18,695 OTR for the entry-level S trim, up to £32,345 for the range-topping Premium SE model - with three further trim levels in between.

Even at base level, standard features include DAB digital radio with MP3 compatibility; Bluetooth connectivity, with USB and AUX connections; 16-inch alloys; air conditioning; and automatic headlights with dusk sensor.

The top money gets you 19-inch alloys wheels; leather upholstery; front parking sensors; rear cross traffic alert; automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor; autonomous emergency braking (AEB); blind spot detection (BSD); and heated rear seats - features shared with the Premium model which starts at £25,045 - but with the addition of a heated steering wheel; keyless smart entry with engine start/stop button; smart parking assist system (for auto transmission only); smart electric tailgate; LED headlights; panoramic sunroof with electric tilt and slide function; and ventilated front seats.