Korean carmaker doesn’t waste any time. Just after big refreshment of current vehicle, new 2018 Hyundai Tucson is on the way with new changes and upgrades. This is a third generation of the crossover, and we got used to its look over the years. So it is going to be with 2018 SUV, which is unchanged. Exterior modifications are minor, inside we expect same, but updated equipment and engines remains the same. With price of just above $24,000, new Tucson is going to be very attractive to all kinds of drivers.
2018 Hyundai Tucson concept
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson will be 5-seat SUV with superb exterior design and interior features. Company’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 body language is implemented on this crossover, and it is used on Santa Fe before. It brings trapezoidal grille and sharp LED headlights to the front and slightly modified back side. Overall impression is that 2018 Tucson is more aggressive than before. Inside, many revisits will be done to improve quality and reliability of the entire equipment. Larger wheelbase brings more space for passengers, which are going to feel more comfort in new leather seats covered by red-wine colored leather. Dashboard is now hosting HVAC control interface.
2018 Hyundai Tucson engines
Under the hood of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson everything remains the same. Two units are being tuned for upcoming crossover. Base SE models are powered from 2.0-l four-cylinder engine. This powertrain is capable to deliver 165 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Transmission paired with this unit is 6-speed auto. Same gearbox is being used for other drivetrain, a 1.6-l turbocharged four-cylinder, that offers more power, 175 horses, as well as torque, 195 lb-ft. Finally, front wheel drive is default system, and higher trims have all-wheel drive setups.
2018 Hyundai Tucson release date and competition
New Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 have been announced, so Korean carmaker has to act fast if they want to keep pace with its main rivals. Price of just under $24,000 makes 2018 Hyundai Tucson a favorite to buyers, since it is going to be cheaper than competition. However, more details will be known as we are getting closer to 2018, when this car is expected to hit the dealerships.