What year was the first Hyundai Tucson SE?

When did Hyundai start manufacturing the Tucson? I thought it was an older car but I can’t find any used ones from before the early 2000s.

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on May 11, 2022
The first Hyundai Tucson SE was released in the model year 2004, although it was officially announced in November of 2003. While the Hyundai brand has been making cars since the mid-1980s, the Tucson is a relatively new model.
The SE model of the Tucson is the base model, but there are other trim levels of the Tucson that have been around since the early 2000s, too. The Tucson GLS and the Tucson GT have both been available for quite some time and offer different options than the standard SE.
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