The 2016 Hyundai Tucson was introduced at this year’s Geneva motor show. The SUV is sure going to make a grand entry into the C-SUV market upon its release. Here are some of the car’s features that grabbed our attention.
The exteriors of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson stands out elegantly with the distinctive Hyundai features. The front has bold hexagonal grill that merges beautifully with the car’s slim LED headlights. The exterior of the car measures 4.475m in length, 1.850 in width and 1.645 Height. This is about 2.6 inches longer than the previous version of the car. The car also has unique asymmetrical wheel arcs with a dark plastic rims. The wheel base measures 2.670, making it a good car for off-road adventures.
The new Tucson’s interior was done by Hyundai’s California center. It features nice leather upholstery with bright colors. The front seats are ventilated and heated with some additional cushioning to optimize on ergonomics. The interior is spacious enough with a 513 liter capacity for luggage without having to fold the seats. This will offer the new Tucson better luggage space than its predecessor. For entertainment, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson will come with both the Android Auto and Apple Car Play. This is in addition to complete music system fitted with a 7-inch screen.The car has several interior functions to assist the driver.The steering wheel has several buttons to control the side mirrors, rear mirror, windows and the entertainment system. the car comes with both Smart Packing Assistance System(SPAS) and a new function that helps the driver stay on his lane when driving.
Beneath the hood, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson will have at least five engine options that includes for gasoline and diesel. The standard 1.6 liter engine will have 135 horsepower operated with a 6-speed manual transmission. The turbo version of the 1.6 liter capacity engine will have 176 HP and can have the option of a 7 dual-clutch gearbox. There will also be the diesel engines which will include 1.7 liter CRDi turbo diesel transmits 115 HP using a 6 speed manual transmission. The other option would be the 2.0-liter engines with either 136 HP or 184 HP. The big engines also have the option of 6-speed auto transmission.There is also a plug-in hybrid version of the new Tucson that has 68 HP electric motor and a 10.7 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This version would run on diesel with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and will have 115 HP.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Price and release data
Hyundai have not announced how much the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson would cost. However, it is expected to be slighter higher than its predecessor is which retails from around $22,500. Hyundai will officially release the 2016 Tucson this summer. The details released at the Geneva Motor Show were predominantly European. It is expected that in April the company would provide American details of the car.