The 2016 Hyundai Tucson will have its official premiere next year as a 2016 model year. The new version of the SUV will be completely redesigned, thus presenting a new generation of this famous vehicle. To start with, the new model will receive a full cosmetic makeover, which will make it look more aggressive and futuristic. The design will be anything but conventional, while it will still remain attractive and fun. The model will also borrow certain elements from some other current Hyundai models. In addition, the new Tucson will also have a restyled interior, though details about this aspect are still unknown. Also, the new model will have a small increase in its dimensions, which will have a positive impact on spaciousness and comfort. As for the powertrain, the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will bring some novelties there, too. the current options will be carried over, but with improved fuel efficiency, while it will also add a new diesel option. Since such engines are becoming a growing trend, this is certainly a good move. The model should be released during next year as a Tucson on the American soil, while all the changes and novelties will be pasted to the European model called the Hyundai ix35.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Redesigned Exterior
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson will have a new redesigned exterior. The appearance of the new model will be more aggressive and bold. Even though the complete look of the new model hasn’t been presented yet, there is some information about what it will look like. The new SUV will have a new restyled grille, followed by a pair of LED headlights. The body shape will also be slightly changed to make the model look more robust. Also, the model will have an improved aerodynamic as well, which will improve its fuel efficiency. The side look will be enhanced with new alloy wheels, while the rear end had a restyled shape with new taillights which make the curves of their own. The new Tucson will surely look impressive and more dominant than most other models in its segment. As for the interior, there is not much information about it yet, but we are confident that it will receive a similar treatment.
Engine Lineup, Transmission & Drive
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson will carry over its current engine lineup, though it is expected that the unit will be tuned up. This means their fuel efficiency will be increased, as well as performance. The base engine will be the 2.0-liter unit, while more powerful option will remain a 2.4-liter inline-four. The most powerful option will be a new unit, whose details are unknown at the moment, though it is said that it will be capable of producing 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is expected that it will be a 2.0-liter engine that is also used for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. As for the transmission, the new Tucson will use a shiftable six-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV will use the front-wheel drive as standard, while the all-wheel drive will be offered as optional. There will also be a diesel variant. The specifics of the engine are still kept secret, though the rumors say it will be capable of generating around 190 horsepower.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Release & Estimated Price
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson will be released shortly after it premiere on both American and European ground. The Euro-model will continue wearing the moniker the Hyundai ix35. The estimated price of the third generation Tucson is around $22,000.