I agree with all of these, plus I'd like to see them bring back on opening rear hatch window, and fold flat front seats standard across the line, and put the emergency brake back on the console like before. Plus, a diesel, or turbocharged 4cyl, or worked over 2.7V6 option.
Now, I have a serious gripe, Why, if Hyundai owns Kia, do they offer their lesser brand with more standard, or optional features, then their premium brand? It's obtuse!
That's like favoring a stepchild over your real child!
Example: The upcoming Sportage (Tucson twin) is supposedly being offered in Brilliant copper metallic, with more up to date chrome look dish type factory mags. Plus, a diesel, or a 200hp turbocharged 4cyl option, Smart start, reverse sensors, and who knows what else, it's an oxymoron!
Or maybe I'm the "maroon" for buying a Tucson, instead of a Sportage. if this is so, I'd be ready to dump my Tucson for a Sportage in a flash just to get these features, but that would be a financial disaster! No Tucson owner should feel this way over a step sibling! Wake up Hyundai, What are you thinking?! :rant2:
By the way, they dropped the 3rd row seat on the Santa Fe, but left it on the new Sorrento/Santa Fe twin, and who knows what other features are available, or optional on the Sorrento, that are not offered on the Santa Fe,
not that this feature even matters to me now, but go figure?
It also appears with it's features that Kia is more worldwide friendly, then Hyundai, how can they let this happen as well???
P.S. IMO, Hyundai has a way of being "Penny wise, and pound foolish", and doing things a** backward, they should bring back the 2.7V6 motor in the Tucson, it would be cheaper, more efficient, & a simpler design then a turbo 4, it is a tried, & true design (not a gas hog, as some may think) it provided 23mpg highway with a 4 spd tranny, in the old Tucson with a standard 4:32 final gearing! can you imagine how it would do with the new 6spd. tranny, & I believe, standard 3:32 gearing like on the present 4cyl? Plus, it would have more Umph! to run the A/C, especially going up a steep hill, while using less fuel, something detrimental I've sorely noticed with the new Tucson. They finally went to a new more efficient AWD system, this would work fine with the old 2.7V6 as well.
One final thing, that annoys me the most, power up all the electrical outlets at all times, not just with the ignition on, or on Acc. like all other vehicles on the road.