At the moment, the new Tucson is in the final stages of development, and its camouflaged test prototypes were more than one million kilometres during the road tests. However already now it is possible to lift the veil of secrecy off of the crossover, which will premiere in the coming months.
Perhaps the most important discovery of the future Tucson will be its revolutionary design – the representatives of Hyundai has repeatedly said that the crossover will “very interesting.” But the most intriguing chief designer of the South Korean brand San yup Lee, who said that the car’s appearance will be striking and even a little “shock”. According to him, the next Tucson at first glance has nothing in common with the current car, but upon closer examination you can trace the related continuity.
Hyundai gave a hint on the look of the new Tucson at the end of last year, when presented at the motor show in Los Angeles concept car Vision T. the Appearance of the experimental aircraft performed in accordance with the new design philosophy of Sensuous Sportiness (“Emotional sportiness”). Us this stylistic direction is well known, for example, the Sonata sedan eighth generation. As for Vision T, its main feature was the so-called “hidden optics” – illuminated led grille visually combined with head optics. By the way, Hyundai is already using this solution on production machines, so the new Tucson with high probability can enter into their number.
What about facilities and equipment?
The fourth salon Tucson promise to do so much more luxurious than the crossover current generation. Cheap plastic will be replaced with more environmentally friendly materials, and for interior top trim levels will be available several options of leather trim with contrast stitching, like the older models. Appears inside a fully digital instrument panel diagonal of 12.3 inches, large built-in multimedia screen and wireless charging station for mobile gadgets. Judging by the spy photos, the overall shop of the future Tucson will perform in the style of the flagship Palisade – in particular, it will be the same multi-function steering wheel, and the traditional gearbox will replace the unit with buttons.
In the phone will load the application with a digital key, with which it will be possible to remotely open the car, start the engine and even to Park in a narrow space, while outside of the cabin. In the list of available equipment will include adaptive cruise control, the compliance system, lane traffic and automatic emergency braking. On the dashboard of the crossover will be able to display images from external cameras when you activate the turn indicator is for monitoring the “blind” areas when you rebuild.
New engines and “charged” version
The current model is the fourth Hyundai Tucson will borrow the basic 150-HP two-liter aspirated, 1.6-liter petrol “turboservice” capacity of about 180 HP, and in some markets the crossover will be offered with the same diesel engine of similar displacement. However, in the range of engines will include a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder units of a family of Theta III, available in both atmospheric and nadobna version. These motors will work together with eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the crossover will be the first time a modification with a full hybrid powertrain on the basis of a two-liter gasoline engine.
Finally, the Hyundai Tucson is the fourth generation will be “charged” version, was developed by specialists of the sports division of N Performance. The engine capacity of 340 HP, allows the crossover to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds” in less than 6 s, and its maximum speed is 250 km per hour. However, it is unknown what the unit will be used on “hot” Tucson, as at the moment N use the forced Performance of the “Quartet” with power up to 275 horsepower.
How much will it cost?
Hyundai Tucson is the fourth generation to debut in the next few months, and its sales will start in the end of this year or early next year. In Ukraine, the crossover will compete with the new Toyota RAV4 (25 $ 200), Skoda Kodiaq (28 $ 300) and Nissan X-Trail for the next generation.
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The current Hyundai Tucson is offered in Ukraine with petrol engines working volume of 2.0 and 1.6 liters, outstanding 155 and 177 HP respectively. In addition, the model has a modification with two-liter diesel engine power 185 HP At the moment prices in Tucson range from 22 400 to 36 000 dollars.
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