Hyundai has unveiled the new Tucson.
SENSUOUS AND SPORTY
The latest Hyundai Tucson sports exterior styling expressing Hyundai’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness design identity, with what Hyundai designers call “parametric dynamics”, with kinetic jewel surface details that emphasise the Tucson’s distinct identity in a crowded segment.
At the front, half-mirror type daytime driving lamps are assimilated seamlessly within the parametric grille and only revealed when illuminated.
The kinetic design is also carried over to the rear of the Hyundai Tucson. Here, the full-width tail lamp incorporates half-hidden triangular shapes that are only visible when lit, echoing the lights on the front.
The Hyundai logo has also moved up and is now integrated into the glass. For a neater look, the wiper is “hidden” under the rear spoiler.
A NEW DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
At 20mm longer, 15mm wider, and with a wheelbase that’s 10mm longer than its predecessor, the all new Tucson is more spacious than before. The boot capacity is now up to 620 litres (dependent on trim and drivetrain) with the rear seats up, and expands to a maximum of 1799 litres with the seat backs folded.
The interior of the Hyndai Tucson sports a 10.25-inch Supervision Cluster touchscreen without any hard buttons, a multi-air ventilation system and an cowl-less digital gauge cluster.
The multi-air ventilation system disperses air into newly added multi-air slots in the front, in addition to the normal air vents. This reduces direct air contact, for a more pleasant cabin environment.
The ambient lighting system features 64 configurable colours and 10 levels of brightness to fit various moods. Customers can choose from three interior trims, including Black in fabric or leather, two-tone Black and Beige in fabric or leather, and the Teal colour pack.
The Hyundai Tucson also gets second-row seats with fold-and-dive functionality. This enhances the flexible allocation of space between passengers and cargo. An enhanced natural language voice recognition system also now includes Speech-to-Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding technologies.
A DYNAMIC DRIVE
The hybrid Hyundai Tucson utilises a turbocharged 1.6-litre Gasoline Direct-Injection (T-GDI) engine and a 59bhp electric motor, fed via a 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.
It is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and is available with either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive.
With a combined output of 223bhp, the hybrid drivetrain is the most powerful in the all-new Tucson’s powertrain lineup. Hyundai claims it offers low emissions without compromising on driving fun.
Two 1.6-litre T-GDI engines will also be offered for European customers, with 48V mild-hybrid technology.
The first, a 148bhp unit, will be available with 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT) and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT). A 178bhp 1.6-litre T-GDI, will also be offered with with 6-speed iMT with two-wheel-drive or the 7DCT with four-wheel-drive.
ENHANCED SAFETY FOR THE HYUNDAI TUCSON
The Hyundai Tucson is now equipped with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, which sounds alarms when a collision becomes imminent with cars, bicycles, or pedestrians ahead.
Another new feature is Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA) which will display speed limits on the instrument cluster. ISLA will also automatically adjusts the car’s speed so that drivers do not exceed the limit.
A new Blind view Monitor will also display a view of the blind spot of the respective side on one of the two main dials of the 10.25-inch Supervision Cluster when the driver signals a lane change.
Hyundai plans to offer an N Line Tucson variant globally, with a launch date to be announced later.
Want to get your hands on the new Sensuous Sportiness design identity? Be sure to check out the new Hyundai Avante, now available for preview in Singapore!