Want to own a 2010 Hyundai Tucson? Get in line.
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, said the waiting list for the 2010 Tucson stretches to up to two months due to the sport-utility vehicle's rising popularity.
"Even if new Tucson units are being delivered to us from the South Korean plant every other week, we've heard from dealers who are reporting of a buyers' waiting list ranging from two weeks to two months," a well-placed source from Hyundai Asia Resources said.
The source added that as much as 750 units of the 2010 Hyundai Tucson have been sold since its Philippine debut in December 2009. Four gasoline-fed Hyundai Tucson variants are available in the local market: the Tucson manual and automatic 2.0 GL, as well as the 2.0 GLS and 2.4 GLS with automatic transmission. Diesel variants are expected to come in the middle of the year. A review of the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 GLS is in the March issue of Top Gear Philippines.
"The demand for the Tucson is really unbelievable," the Hyundai source said.
Hyundai is experiencing a similar degree of popularity outside the Philippines as the Korean carmaker said it is boosting production of the crossover starting March to meet demands.
"We'll ramp it up as long as necessary to satisfy market demand," John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America chief executive, was quoted saying in an AutoNews.com report.