Hyundai Tucson is a five door compact sports utility vehicle which has been around since 2004. Its name is derived from the city of Tucson, Arizona. A new representative of the Tucson which debuted during the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is to be released in 2016. The outgoing model was released in the year 2009 and its sales have been reducing significantly. This is why the automaker wants to assemble an all new third generation model of this SUV. This new model will feature various modern elements and some complex changes as well as a more desirable appearance especially from outside. This 2016 Hyundai Tucson will be based on Hyundai’s ix-onic architecture, a design inspired by the latest Santa Fe’s look.
2016 Hyundai Tucson: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Its new design will be influenced by the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. Its dimensions will be increased making this new model larger than the outgoing model. The grille will get a new modern hexagonal design while the headlights will be stretched out and will come with LED technology. The new changes at its front will make the auto to appear bigger. Its rear part will also be altered and some new elegant lines which will make it more modern. Noise from outside will be reduced thanks to more vibrant bumper on the chassis.
Its interior shall be upholstered using top notch materials. A panoramic sunroof will be added to provide more natural lighting inside this SUV, 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Bluetooth connectivity, voice commands and air conditioning will also be added as well as a telescopic steering wheel with control buttons for audio system. There will also be six quality speakers and cruise control. As for the security features, the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will get several standard safety features than there are in the outgoing model. They include anti lock brakes and strategically situated airbags. Its cabin will be quite spacious with futuristic looks. It is said that this new model will retain only a few manual buttons. Again, it will acquire various standard electronic features including automatic climate control and a modern touch interface.
2016 Hyundai Tucson: Engine Specs
Under the bonnet of this redesigned 2016 Hyunadi Tucson, the automaker will offer various engines depending on the market preference. The model destined for North American auto market will come with a 2.0 liter engine with an output of 165 horsepower, or a 2.4 liter inline four engine generating 176 horsepower. Both engines will be mated to a six speed automatic transmission. Another model destined for the European market is also expected and it will run on a 1.6 liter TDI gasoline engine, a 1.7 liter or a 2.0 liter CRDI diesel engine. The later engines will generate approximately 166 horsepower and they will utilize the same six speed transmission. A hybrid variant of 2016 Hyundai Tucson is also expected to be offered in order to set new records for distance covered. The hybrid variant will most likely run on hydrogen, but this trim might be released later on.
2016 Hyundai Tucson: Release Date, Price, Competitors
2016 Hyundai Tucson main competitors will be Toyota RAV4, the new Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and also new Sonata and Genesis Sedans. This new third generation model is expected to premier in the American and European floor in summer of 2015. Its’ estimated worth is between $ 22 000 and $ 30 000.