The Tucson is a compact crossover made by Korean manufacturer Hyundai. This model was originally launched in 2004. Original model was produced until 2009, when it was replaced by second-generation model, which is still in production. However, current model will be replaced very soon. As you probably know, third generation of this crossover was already presented at the Geneva Motor Show and it is expected to come by the end of year as 2016 year model. On some markets, like Middle East for example, new model will come next year as 2017 year model. All in all, we don’t expect to see differences between these two models, so 2017 Hyundai Tucson will come with the pretty much same characteristics.
2017 Hyundai Tucson specs
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson comes as third-generation model. This redesign includes plenty of significant changes. New model rides on new platform with much lighter body structure. It also comes slightly bigger than its predecessor. New model is for about three inches longer and one inch wider. The 2017 Tucson will feature completely new look, adapted to the company’s new design language, featuring new square-jawed styling. We will see completely redesigned front fascia, which will feature new hexagonal grille and LED headlights perched high on the hood line. There are also plenty of other details that will give new model much more attractive appearance. The cabin is also completely new. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson comes with new interior styling, with higher-quality materials, higher level of comfort etc. We will see also a plenty of new safety features such as blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist and rear cross-traffic alert, semi-autonomous emergency braking that delivers three levels of appropriate braking force and many other.
2017 Hyundai Tucson engine
When it is about engines, 2017 Hyundai Tucson will come with same units in offer as 2016 year model. North American version will be available in two variants. The base model will be powered by 2.0 liter 4-cylinder unit with 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. The other engine is also a inline-four unit, but smaller and more efficient. It is a 1.6 Turbocharged engine, which is good enough for 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of max torque. Both engines are available with 6-speed automatic transmission, while new 7-speed DCT will be available only on 1.6 liter unit.