2016 Hyundai Tucson has just been exclusively revealed. The new C-Segment SUV will be unveiled in March during the Geneva Auto Saloon, showing off its bold and athletic exterior, refined interior and generous cabin space. What is more, the new car is already equipped with so much standard convenience, connectivity and safety features that it would be simply impossible for its rivals in the segment to compete with it. The vehicle e will be also offered with wide choice of engine, which has a power output ranging from 115 hp to 184 hp.
The bold and athletic exterior creates unique SUV appearance. This presence is achieved through refined, flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and the new generation hexagonal grille. It connects with the LED headlamps to create a distinctive face.
In addition, the front bumper includes a wing-shaped appearance, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights. At the back of the vehicle, the rear has clean design with horizontal lines that flow from the rear wheel arches and accentuated by slim tail lights.
The interior has been refined and now offers a combination of elegance and intelligent ergonomics.
The cabin is adorned by the soft-touch, high-quality materials. The centre console is underlined by its horizontal orientation, while the optional ‘Wine Red' leather brings further exclusivity to the cabin.
Comfortable and airy inside, the new Tucson delivers a 513 litres of luggage capacity with all the seats up. Convenience and connectivity features include heated and ventilated front seats, with longer seating cushions for enhanced support and comfort, smart powered tailgate and Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) with parallel and bay parking function. The new-generation navigation system is offered as a standard and features TomTom LIVE services.
In terms of active and passive safety, the new Tucson is probably one of the best equipped vehicles in its segment. Its features include an Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Traffic Cross Alert, Blind Spot Detection, Speed Limit Information Function and Active Bonnet System.
Speaking of powertrains, the Tucson will be offered with two gasoline engines and three diesel options. The first two are the 135 PS 1.6-litre GDI and the 176 PS 1.6-litre T-GDI. The diesels are the 115 PS 1.7-litre, 136 PS 2.0-litre standard power and the 184 PS 2.0-litre high power.
2016 Hyundai Tucson will be made in Europe and will go on sale in Europe during the second half of this year.
2016 Hyundai Tucson in details:
|Gasoline||Power output||Transmission available|
|1.6-litre GDI||135 PS||6MT|
|1.6-litre T-GDI||176 PS||6MT / 7DCT|
|2.0-litre standard power||136 PS||6MT / 6AT|
|2.0-litre high power||184 PS||6MT / 6AT|