The New Hyundai Tucson is ready for its global debut at the upcoming 2018 New York International Auto Show. As the best selling SUV in Europe, the latest Tucson is more refined that ever, as well as updated with an eye-catching design, revised powertrain line-up and more advanced technology and convenience features.
In looks, the latest Tucson’s eye-catching exterior design is achieved by the Cascading Grille and a refined new light signature with full LED headlights as well as an uplifted front bumper, skid plate and a new wheel design. The car is also equipped with a new rear taillight as well as a redesigned rear bumper and muffler.
When it comes to the interior, expect comfort and convenience features like never before with the latest Tucson. The updated list includes a premium sound system by Krell, a wireless QI standard based mobile phone charger and a seven-inch information screen. For an efficient and comfortable ride from A to B the car can be equipped with an eight-inch navigation system which offers 3D maps and a seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services including updated information in real time. A standard USB port and another at the rear allow an ease to charge smart devices on the go.
Hyundai Tucson: New powertrains
The New Tucson is powered by two diesel and two petrol engines (specification differs by market). The most powerful powertrain in this line-up is the 2.0 diesel engine with an output of 137 kW/ 186 PS. This high-performance engine comes with four-wheel drive and can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or optionally with the newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT). Other newly developed 1.6 diesel engines with two power outputs are the 85 kW/ 115 PS and 98 kW/ 133 PS options. Both engines are available with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel-drive. For the higher power version Hyundai offers a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) and the choice of front- or four-wheel drive.
To meet customers’ needs the 2019 Tucson is also available with two petrol engines. The1.6-liter GDI with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel-drive generates 97 kW/ 132 PS. The other is the 1.6-liter T-GDI (130 kW/ 177 PS), mated to a 6MT or a 7DCT.
The latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features available in the new Tucson comply with the highest European safety standards:
Following its world premiere in New York, the 2019 Tucson will make its debut in Europe some weeks later. Sales is slated from second quarter of the year.