Undoubtedly, car makers continue to impress us each year with better, faster and more efficient vehicles. Hyundai, in particular, have decided to go all out with the 2016 Hyundai Tucson as they look to start their 3rd generation production with a bang. Undoubtedly, this means that this modern SUV will seek to blend both class and performance into one product. So, what should you expect from this upcoming marvel?
With its exterior styled in Germany, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is surely a beauty with its improved more muscular, more sporty design. Along with its tall hood which makes it look larger than the last model, it also has a larger wheelbase which means its actually bigger than the last model.
Additionally, its grille will come in a hexagonal shape and feature more prominently at the front, together with highly perched angular LED headlights and more cohesive fog-lights. The vehicle’s rear has also undergone some major modifications. The rear-bumper has been modified to accommodate sharper lines to give it a sleek look like the front one, plus it now has an integrated rear spoiler.
In addition to that, the tail-lights have also been re-designed, placing the signal light just underneath the brake light to give the vehicle a signature classy look at the black. The vehicle is set to ride on 19″ alloy wheels.
New Tucson Interior
The increased vehicle dimensions means that it cabin is now larger than before. The California-designed interior will feature more upgrades in terms of both comfort and technology.
The seats and the whole interior (including the dashboard) will be stitched with soft, high quality leather to put on emphasis on class. Thats without mentioning that they will be both odor and stain resistant. What’s more, the seats could be upgraded to facilitate both heating and cooling. In terms of infotainment, the 2016 Hyundai
Tuscon upgrades will include; a colored 5-inch audio system, a 405-watt amplifier with up to 8 speakers, an automatic temperature control and defogging system, Blue Link Telematics system and an Electroluminescent Gauge cluster. It will also feature a panoramic sunroof in-case you fancy a view.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Engine and Specs
When it comes to power, it seems no stone will be left unturned. The 2.0-liter, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine under the basic model’s hood is predicted to generate about 164 horsepower and will be paired with an automatic 6-speed Shiftronic transmission system.
The higher models will house a stronger 1.6-liter 16 valve turbocharged engine which will be able to generate up to 175 hp, paired with a 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission system. Both engines are efficient and can generate an impressive fuel economy of up to 26 miles per gallon. Its Eco-boost feature can up the power to 240 hp which enables the car to do 0-60 mph in just under 7 seconds.
Safety-wise, there are a couple of added features including; Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, a Blind Spot Detection System and Rear Parking Sensors.
|Engine Type||2.0-liter;direct-injected four-cylinder||1.6-liter turbocharged;direct-injected four-cylinder|
|Output||164 HP||175 HP|
|Torque||151 LB-FT||195 LB-FT @ 1.500-4.500 RPM|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT)|
|City/highway/combined||23/31/26 mpg||26/33/29 mpg|
It will also be offered diesel engines of 1.7 liters and 115 hp, 2.0-liter with 136 and 184 hp. Everyone will have a six-speed automatic or manual gearbox.
Price and Release date
The first official appearance had at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. For the European market, the new Tucson will be built at Hyundai plant in the Czech Republic.
The Tuscon’s pricing is yet to be officially announced, although most pundits predict it would around the $22,500 mark. Sales are, however, set to begin later this year. So, prepare yourself car lovers, Christmas is coming early this time round.
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