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2016 Hyundai iX35 / Tucson spied near the Nürburgring

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The 2016 Hyundai iX35 / Tucson has been spied undergoing testing near the Nürburgring.
Dressed in heavy camouflage, the redesigned crossover has distinctive grille which is flanked by slender headlights. Moving further back, we can see a sloping roofline, an upward sweeping beltline and a shark fin antenna. The prototype has also attractive alloy wheels and a dual exhaust system.
Engine options remain unconfirmed but speculation suggests we can expect a handful petrol engines that produce between 140-170 bhp (104-126 kW). There should also be a couple of diesels with outputs ranging from 116-184 bhp (86- 137 kW). The company could also offer another fuel-cell variant but nothing is official as of yet.
The Hyundai iX35 / Tucson is expected to be introduced in the fall of 2015, so expect to learn more in the coming months.




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Next-gen Hyundai ix35 / Tucson returns in more revealing spy shots

Next-gen Hyundai ix35 / Tucson spy photo / S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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The next generation Hyundai ix35 / Tucson has been spied once again while testing in United States.
These are the best spy shots yet of Hyundai's next ix35 / Tucson which is set to grow in size now that they have the ix25. Our spies managed to grab a few shots of the partially undisguised rear end of a red prototype, thus showing the taillight design as well as the tailgate and bumper. The front grille will be an adaptation of Hyundai's Sonata and Genesis while the sweptback headlights appear to benefit from LED technology.
We are not expecting any significant changes in the engine lineup which will likely be borrowed from the outgoing version but probably with a few updates to increase fuel economy and cut CO2 emissions. As a consequence, the 2015 Hyundai ix35 / Tucson will continue depending on the market with 2.0 and 2.4 GDi in United States and with 1.6 GDi, 1.7 CRDi and 2.0 CRDi in Europe. Front-wheel drive will be standard but customers will be able to pay more for an all-wheel drive system. Joining the range later on could be another Fuel Cell variant but details are not available at this point.
Look for an official launch early next year, with sales to commence by mid-2015.


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Scooped: 2016 Hyundai Tucson ix35 Caught Less Undisguised




The second generation of the Hyundai Tucson (also called as Tucson ix in his local market and ix35 in Europe) has been scooped again in Death Valley, California.

The ix35 was launched in 2009 as a replacement for the Tucson in Europe, and was received a light facelift (just new headlights with Day-Time Running LED lights and taillights, upgraded NVH and better interior quality) last year while the all-new model is expected to come out at the of 2015 as a 2016MY. We don’t expect a lot of changes in terms of design, will include latest Hyundai design way “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0″ we saw on the latest Genesis Sedan and next-gen Sonata. Engine line-up will the same than the current model, maybe we will found new small gasoline Turbo engines like the 1.2 T-GDi, announced long time ago and used in ix35 rivals like new generation Nissan Qasqhai. Current ix35 FCEV has an estimated range of 369 miles (594 km) and does 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 12.5 seconds before topping out at 99 mph (160 km/h). These figures will likely be improved for the second-gen model thanks to last Hyundai Hydrogen powertrain revealed at Geneva Motor Show with the Intrado.
In the pictures you can see a new front grille that looks like the latest Hyundai models, and the rear tailights of the new Tucson.

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Scooped: 2016 Hyundai Tucson ix35 Caught Again in South Korea




The second generation of the Hyundai Tucson (also called as Tucson ix in his local market and ix35 in Europe) has been scooped again in South Korea.

The ix35 was launched in 2009 as a replacement for the Tucson in Europe, and was received a light facelift (just new headlights with Day-Time Running LED lights and taillights, upgraded NVH and better interior quality) last year while the all-new model is expected to come out at the of 2015 as a 2016MY. We don’t expect a lot of changes in terms of design, will include latest Hyundai design way “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0″ we saw on the latest Genesis Sedan and next-gen Sonata.
Alongside these exterior pictures, our latest reports said that the third generation Hyundai Tucson will mount the 1.6 turbo charged gasoline direct injection T-GDi engine fitted with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). The new interior design will be inspired by the Santa Fe.



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2016 Hyundai Tucson ix35 Spotted Undisguised, Interior Revealed




The second generation of the Hyundai Tucson (also called as Tucson ix in his local market and ix35 in Europe) has been scooped again in South Korea and at this time, partially undisguised including the interior.

The ix35 was launched in 2009 as a replacement for the Tucson in Europe, and was received a light facelift (just new headlights with Day-Time Running LED lights and taillights, upgraded NVH and better interior quality) last year while the all-new model is expected to come out at the of 2015 as a 2016MY. We don’t expect a lot of changes in terms of design, will include latest Hyundai design way “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0″ we saw on the latest Genesis Sedan and next-gen Sonata and looking at the new spy pictures, for example, the new cluster is similar than the 2015 Sonata. Also we can see a refurbished central dashboard based on the current Tucson, but with updated commands and IT system. Steering wheel design are inspired by Sonata’s Turbo model.
Alongside these exterior pictures, our latest reports said that the third generation Hyundai Tucson will mount the 1.6 turbo charged gasoline direct injection T-GDi engine fitted with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). The new interior design be inspired by the Santa Fe. What do you think?
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Hyundai is preparing to reveal its next-generation Tucson at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show.

A teaser sketch accompanying the announcement shows a much more aggressive design, with a muscular form and an angular front fascia. Chrome elements help blend the larger hexagonal grille toward the swept headlamp clusters.

"Our new compact SUV will be a big step forward for the Hyundai brand globally," said Hyundai design chief Peter Schreyer. "The All-New Tucson has a bold and athletic presence and a proud stance. Its design is characterised by flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and most important our brand signature hexagonal grille."

The company has not disclosed any specific details regarding the production model, such as potential new engine options or other significant changes.

The all-new Tucson is scheduled to make its formal debut on March 3.
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Hyundai Tucson / ix35 teased again ahead of Geneva debut

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To debut on March 3

Hyundai has shared an additional teaser image of the next generation Tucson / ix35 SUV.
At the beginning of the month we saw a design sketch of the model, while seen here is a part of the front bumper and the front left wheel of the vehicle. We noticed a LED daytime running light strip below the fog light and a Santa Fe-like wheel design.
The SUV will receive its world premiere during Hyundai Motor’s press conference at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 3. Featuring “a bold and athletic presence and a proud stance”, it will be available with a range of diesel and petrol units with power ranging from 116-184 bhp (86-137 kW), while a fuel cell version is also planned.

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Hyundai has released several images previewing its next-generation Tucson ahead of the Geneva Motor Show.

The renderings appear to confirm a much more aggressive design, with a muscular form and a sculpted front fascia. Chrome elements help blend the larger hexagonal grille toward the swept headlamp clusters.

The company hints at a wide range of available engines, with outputs ranging from 113 hp to 183 hp. The European family will include two new gasoline engines and three diesel options, each paired to a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

"Our new compact SUV will be a big step forward for the Hyundai brand globally," said Hyundai design chief Peter Schreyer. "The All-New Tucson has a bold and athletic presence and a proud stance. Its design is characterised by flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and most important our brand signature hexagonal grille."

The interior has been refined with soft-touch materials throughout, with extensive ergonomic testing to ensure driver and passenger comfort. The center console has been simplified, while optional Red Wine leather aims to bring a higher level of luxury.

The all-new Tucson is scheduled to make its formal debut on March 3.
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2016 Hyundai Tucson arrives in Geneva together with 48V Hybrid and Plug-in-Hybrid versions

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Goes on sale in the second half of 2015

Hyundai has introduced the all-new Tucson compact crossover during the first press day of the Geneva Motor Show.
Looking far more upscale than its predecessor, the 2016 Tucson aims to take a bigger bite of the high-riding C segment pie with a more refined design, LED headlights and a chrome hexagon grille. Santa Fe influences are easy to notice on the outside while the interior cabin has also been thoroughly revised and comes with more soft touch materials, big touchscreen display and the possibility to order heated and ventilated front seats.
Hyundai hasn’t forgotten about practicality as the new Tucson comes with a power tailgate which opens up to provide access to a generous 513-liter trunk with the rear seats in place. There are numerous safety & assistance systems like lane keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking and blind spot detection, just to name a few.
As far as the engine lineup is concerned, Hyundai will be offering the new Tucson with a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter developing 135 HP (99 kW) teamed up with a 6-speed manual transmission. A turbo version of the same engine pumps out 176 HP (129 kW) and can optionally work with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Hyundai familiar 1.7-liter CRDi turbodiesel will be available with 115 HP (85 kW) and a six-speed manual whereas the beefier 2.0-liter diesel gets 136 HP & 184 HP and can be coupled to the optional 6-speed auto.
Interestingly, Hyundai is display in Geneva a Tucson 48V Hybrid which is powered by the aforementioned 136 HP diesel working with a six-speed manual and a 14 HP electric motor. It provides a combined output of 150 HP and 413 Nm and emits a more than decent 109 g/km of CO2. The system also encompasses a hybrid starter generator, an inverter, a low-voltage DC/DC converter and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The added hardware increases the Tucson’s weight by 20 kg.

Also showcased at the Swiss auto show is a Tucson plug-in hybrid concept with the 115 HP diesel, seven-speed dual-clutch, a rear-mounted 68 HP electric motor (driving the rear wheels) and a 10.7 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. It can run on electric power for up to 50 km and provides a combined output of 183 HP & 474 Nm while emitting less than 48 g/km.

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New Hyundai Tucson Top 4,000 Orders in 4 Days




Hyundai just announced a few days ago the launch od the All-New Tucson for the South Korean local market. After 4 days, preorders for new Hyundai Tucson have reached 4,200 units in just four business days.

My opinion directly from the launch event in Berlin was that Hyundai has succeed with this model. The car looks better than ever, with a bold and premium design, a big prominent Hexagonal front grille. The interior is a mix of latest Hyundai models, with a center console inspired by the Santa Fe, a speedometer and steering directly from the Sonata. LED tailights follow how we saw on the i20 and will see on the Elantra. (you can read all info about the Tucson here). About engine line-up, the surprise are the inclusion of a 1.6 T-GDi with 180 hp and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. In the diesel side, improved 1.7 CRDi 116 hp, will be the most desired into European market and also into the South Korean market, half of the preorders have been for a downsized version of the Tucson with a 1.7-liter diesel engine aimed at the compact SUV market, a Hyundai employee said. A 2.0 with 136 and 190 hp will complete the diesel range.
The SUV will be released next week. The popularity of the new Tucson is seen as a response to its enhanced safety features, which include autonomous emergency braking and a lane-keeping assist system designed to prevent unintended lane departures.
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S-spec Hyundai Tucson shows its new DRLs at New York Auto Show

US-spec Hyundai Tucson

Sales start in July

Hyundai has introduced the US-spec Tucson SUV during the 2015 New York Auto Show.
Compared to its European twin, the only notable changes are limited to the repositioned LED daytime running lights that have been installed above the fog lights. The car features the same upscale design with a Santa Fe-like chrome hexagonal radiator grille and sweptback headlights.
The North American version of the SUV will be offered with two petrol engines – a 2.0-liter with 164 HP (121 kW) and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft), coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, and a 1.6-liter turbo with 175 HP (129 kW) and 264 Nm (195 lb-ft), mated to a 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission.
The average fuel consumption for the 2.0 FWD model stands at 23 mpg (city), 31 mpg (highway) and 26 mpg (combined), while the 1.6 turbo FWD variant returns 25 mpg/30 mpg/27 mpg.

Sales of the 2016 Tucson are scheduled to start in July this year with prices to be announced soon.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson gets priced & detailed

2016 Hyundai Tucson (US-spec)

Hyundai has announced the 2016 Tucson will be priced from $22,700 when it goes on sale in the United States later this month.
The entry-level Tucson SE comes sparsely equipped but features air conditioning, a multi-function steering wheel and a six-speaker audio system. The model also has a rearview camera, tinted windows and Bluetooth/iPod/USB/Aux connectivity. Other highlights include 17-inch alloy wheels and an infotainment system with a five-inch display.
Power is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 164 bhp and 151 lb-ft of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.
The Tucson Eco starts at $24,150 and features all the aforementioned equipment as well as LED daytime running lights, fog lights and roof rails. The model also gains illuminated vanity mirrors, a power driver's seat and a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 175 bhp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
The $26,150 Tucson Sport goes one step further as it features heated front seats, a power liftgate and 19-inch alloy wheels. The model also has a variety of safety systems including Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
Lastly, the range-topping Tucson Limited starts at $29,900 and features additional chrome trim as well as LED head- and taillights. The crossover also has leather seats, a power passenger seat and painted interior trim. Other niceties include a dual-zone automatic climate control system, rear air vents and electrochromatic rearview mirror. Rounding out the changes are a premium audio system and 8-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.
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According to Hyundai's research, the Tucson is viewed as "sporty, stylish, and modern." Targeting that first notion is the new 1.6-liter, turbocharged Gamma four-cylinder, which sits under the hood of Eco, Sport, and Limited models. The single-scroll turbo allows the tiny four to deliver 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. There's also a 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder for the base SE, with 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque, although we weren't able to score any time behind the wheel. Look for more on the base Tucson in the near future. The turbo, though, is shockingly quiet at idle, and isn't too bad as it climbs the tachometer. North of 6,000 rpm, though, it's loud, buzzy, and unpleasant.

Even with the turbo's peak twist available from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm, there's little hiding the maximum curb weight of 3,710. After a smidge of lag, initial torque comes on strong, although the weight of this compact crossover soon overwhelms what power is available. That'd be a problem were it not for the new seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. Paired exclusively with the 1.6-liter turbo (the 2.0-liter gets a traditional six-speed auto), the dry-clutch gearbox is able to deliver smooth but quick changes, particularly at engine speeds below 5,000 rpm. Shift speeds seemed to fall off north of there, especially when running up to the 7,000-rpm redline and at wide-open throttle. Downshifts don't feel quite as quick as upshifts, but there's very little hunting for gears.

During our testing, we drove a front-wheel-drive Sport trim and an all-wheel-drive Limited model. The front-driver has a tendency to torque steer at low speeds, like those encountered when taking a 90-degree turn after a stop sign, which is why we'd push for the Magna-sourced all-wheel drive and its accompanying torque-vectoring system. Capable of shunting torque to the wheel with the most grip, the system proved sure-footed on our drive route, even when tackling a lengthy section of very loose gravel and dirt at speed. Through the turns, we were able to feel the system at work, shifting torque as needed. There's also a lock mode that forces a perfect 50-50 split between front and rear.



Hyundai did quite a job with the Tucson's new suspension, fitting a multi-link rear suspension across the board (last year's front-drive model had a single-link rear) and adding larger shocks and struts, sourced from Germany's Sachs. The actual structure of the car has also been significantly updated, with 51 percent of the body hewn from advanced high-strength steel, making for a 48-percent bump in rigidity. The result of these efforts is a far more refined, comfortable crossover.

The Tucson impressed on our mixed driving route with the way it managed all manner of bumps and imperfections. The suspension has no issue preventing potholes and other big impacts from interfering with the experience in the cabin. Impact noises are muted and very little of the force gets through to the driver or passengers. The ride is stable over smaller, high frequency ripples and bumps, too. Simply put, not only is the new Tucson is smoother and more poised than its predecessor, but most of the vehicles in this segment today.

The handling profile isn't quite as shining, sitting somewhere between the segment-leading CX-5 and a mid-grade performer like the Honda CR-V or Ford Escape. Roll is progressive, and there is more dive under braking than we'd have liked, although the Tucson feels pinned down over crests and undulating roads. Feedback through the chassis is limited, but the only vehicle in this class that really excels in that regard is the CX-5, so its absence here isn't surprising.



Style, the second step of Hyundai's brief for the Tucson, is naturally a more subjective realm. While the matured styling of Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 has led to a more conservative Sonata, we think it translates better to Hyundai's smallest crossover. That's partially because the Tucson has grown in all the right places,to better accommodate the broad, hexagonal grille, expressive headlights, squat greenhouse, and Sonata-esque taillights. The wheelbase is up 1.2 inches, while the overall vehicle is three inches longer, 1.1 inches wider, and 0.4 inches lower. That means it's shorter, wider, and lower than the competitors like the CR-V, Escape, and Toyota RAV4, although its wheelbase is longer than everything but the Ford. For Hyundai, that means there's slightly more passenger volume than the competition – 102.2 cubic feet compared to 98.1 in the Ford, 101.9 in the Toyota, 101.5 in the Honda – but it's down rather significantly on cargo volume.

Despite its family pretenses, the Tucson's interior isn't a bad place for the driver. The seats – cloth on everything but the Limited trim – are tightly bolstered for a crossover, although we doubt even the bigger boned among us will find them uncomfortable. The bottom cushion is soft enough, too. The optional leather is nothing to write home about, although Hyundai's decision to fit higher-quality leather on the small-diameter steering wheel (again, relative to CUVs) is inspired. This is a really nice touch point, and feels better suited to a performance offering, like the Genesis Coupe or Veloster Turbo than a compact crossover. That said, wheel-mounted paddle shifters are conspicuous by their absence, even on the Sport trim. It's a strange omission, particularly considering the DCT.

The Tucson also feels quite modern. Here we use that to mean technology, which this CUV offers in spades. LED headlights, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, a massive panoramic sunroof, and a choice of either five- or eight-inch touchscreens can all be had on at least one of the Tucson's four trims. There's even an awesomely smart, hands-free liftgate.


Those options won't come cheap, though. You can check out our full story on the Tucson's pricing breakdown here. As for our two testers, our front-drive Sport added a $125 set of floormats, bringing the as-tested price to $27,170. Our all-wheel-drive Limited, meanwhile, is as loaded as we could get it, thanks to the $2,750 Ultimate Package (HID headlights with active front lighting, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, that huge panoramic sunroof, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster display, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats). Adding the same set of floor mats and a $190 cargo cover brought the as-tested price to $35,260.

While that price might seem extreme, it's not as excessive as some competitors. A 1.6-liter, all-wheel-drive Ford Escape Titanium, for example, starts at $31,890 before any options, although matching its equipment list with our Tucson Limited makes for roughly even pricing. The Honda CR-V Touring AWD is also substantially more than the top-end Tucson, starting at $33,775, although that price can't be bumped up by options, so Honda drivers come out a smidge ahead of our fully loaded Hyundai.

The long-in-the-tooth second-generation Tucson was an also-ran in the compact crossover race (Hyundai only sold around 47,000 examples in 2014, to the Escape's 306,000 and the CR-V's 335,000). The third-generation model changes that – it's a standout entry that does all the stuff a crossover should, while presenting a handsome face, an entertaining powertrain, and the kind of tech consumers demand. If Hyundai wants to establish itself as a crossover brand, there are few better ways to do it than with a vehicle like the 2016 Tucson.

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The 2016 Hyundai Tucson: It May Be Boring, But It's Damn Good




Without a doubt, the small crossover segment is the most boring one in all of auto-dom. But small crossovers happen to be a huge part of today’s car market. They’re cash cows, and Hyundai wants in on the party. Their freshest offering, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, may just be the new benchmark in the segment.
If you can’t make something interesting, make it good. Right?
[Full disclosure: Hyundai must think I’m some sort of baller, because they flew me all the way out to to Minneapolis, put me up in a nice hotel, and said nice things to me. They then inundated me with works like “Active,” “Bold,” “Dynamic,” and “Sophisticated.” After surviving the buzzword onslaught, I got to drive Hyundai’s new 2016 Tucson on rural Minnesota and Wisconsin roads. There were many cows.]
Hyundai has been like melted butter lately: on a roll. Their Elantra is a solid little B-segment car, we dig the Sonata Hybrid with a shovel, the Equus luxury sedan is flawed but a bargain, and I even heard a youth refer to the Santa Cruz concept as “cray.” It’s possibly even “on fleek.” I’m not entirely sure, as I have no idea what those words mean.
So how does the new 2016 Tucson stack up? The answer is: quite well.
Styling



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I never thought I’d say this, but I think the new Tucson is the finest looking car in its class. That bar’s kind of low since small CUVs are designed for mass appeal, but this thing is hardly unattractive.
The front looks aggressive and confident. It’s handsome without being flamboyant, and the side profile just looks sharp. The character lines aren’t awkward, the wheels fill the wells properly, and the slope of that roof is sleek.
Is it a bombshell? No. But let’s be honest, the other players in the mid-size CUV game aren’t exactly Cara Delevingne (I’m lookin’ at you, Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape).
Fuel Economy


If you’re in the market for a CUV, you probably care about fuel economy. And the new Tucson has the goods to help you put a little distance between gas stops. All front wheel-drive models manage 30 MPG or more on the highway.
The Eco model (the one to get in my opinion, more on that later), with its smaller wheels and tires and fewer available options, is especially thrifty, managing 33 MPG on the freeway. These are all competitive figures for the segment.
Fuel economy is nice. People buying compact CUVs like feeling nice.
Driving Experience


Speaking as an enthusiast, it’s hard for me to get excited about driving most CUVs. They’ll never really handle the street as well as cars, and they won’t conquer the dirt as well as trucks or SUVs. So what you have here is a segment full of compromises. That hasn’t stopped America from getting addicted to them like they’re Big Macs sprinkled with crack cocaine.
I’m not gonna lie to you: Driving the Tucson is a total snoozefest. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing for CUV buyers. The seats are supremely comfortable, the cabin is quiet, and the suspension shrugs off road asperities with ease.
I wasn’t able to put the front MacPherson struts and Multi-Link rear setup to the test, as our course consisted largely of slow country roads and Patrick explicitly told me not to crash it, but the car definitely wasn’t unsettled in the corners.
The electrically assisted power steering wasn’t particularly communicative, and the brakes felt a bit soft, but for someone shopping in this segment, they’ll do just fine. Overall, the ride was pleasant and predictable — perfect for a car purchased without any hooning intentions.

The 1.6L turbo GDI four-cylinder engine is very well suited for this 3,400 lb cute ute. Sure, it only makes 175 HP, but it’s got plenty of low end grunt: 195 lb-ft at 1500 RPM, to be exact. Managing all those low RPM torques is a segment-first 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The transmission felt well-tuned, snapping quick shifts seamlessly. Those seven gears kept engine speeds low on the highway, but a poke of the throttle yielded quick downshifts and passing maneuvers were a breeze.
The 2.0L GDI, a naturally aspirated unit, didn’t feel nearly as quick as the 1.6L. Not only are power and torque down 11 HP and 44 lb-ft, respectively, but the 2.0L is mated to a conventional 6-speed automatic instead of the dual clutch unit in the turbo car.
I putted around town in the 2.0L and it didn’t feel underpowered. But any highly transient maneuvers like merging onto highways will activate “turtle mode” (that means it’ll be slow).
Interior


Pleasant. That’s how I’d describe it. Even the base model, with its comfortable cloth seats and well-laid-out buttons, is nothing to scoff at. Sure, there’s some hard plastic on the tops of the door panels and on the dashboard, but most of the touch points are covered with soft touch plastics or leather.

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There’s also plenty of room in the back seats, too. At 5’8”, I was pretty comfy sitting in the rear. Neither I nor the gentleman sitting in front of me had any complaints. Cargo space is also ample in the new Tucson. Got a golden retriever you want to take to the beach? Chuck him in the back. He’ll have more than enough room to stretch his legs.
Trim Levels And Standard Features


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For 2016, Hyundai has four trim levels: SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited. Skip the SE model, since it comes with the 2.slow engine and 6-speed slushbox. Instead, get the Eco. At $25,045, the Eco is about $500 dearer than the SE, but it’s worth it for the fuel economy and power alone.
If you want baller status, skip the Sport and go straight to the Limited. You can get leather seats, big 19” wheels, wider tires, a gigantic panoramic sunroof, a big 8” display, and tons of other cool gadgets. But it will cost you over 30 grand and you’ll lose a whopping 3 MPG highway, so you should really just get the Eco model and call it a day.
The Verdict


No, the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson is not a brown diesel manual wagon. It won’t impress anyone at a Woodward Avenue stoplight, and it won’t carve Mulholland Drive at 100 miles an hour.
But Hyundai’s new CUV isn’t pretending to be a performance machine. It’s a sensible CUV that actually looks decent, gets good gas mileage, and keeps you and your 2.2 kids comfortable and safe. It gets ‘r done.
If I were looking for a CUV, you’d have to call me NASA, cuz I’d rock it.
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The third generation of Hyundai's small crossover has arrived for the 2016 model year. Looking to take a chunk out of the runaway CUV sales boom, does the all-new 2016 Tucson have what it takes to close the volume gap with the segment leaders? Hyundai invited us to Minneapolis, Minnesota to find out.




What is it?
The Tucson is Hyundai's smallest crossover offering, based on the midsize Sonata and sporting a nearly identical two-row, five-passenger layout.
The Tucson comes in four trim levels, which have been re-arranged for the new model to align it more closely to Hyundai's new product tiers and simplify purchasing decisions for customers. The base model is the SE; one step up from that is the Eco model, followed by the all-new Sport and the range-topping Limited.
SE models are available with a two-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine making 164 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 151 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM. This engine is paired to a conventional, six-speed automatic transmission. Eco, Sport and Limited models all come standard with Hyundai's revised, 1.6-liter turbo. This four-cylinder makes 175 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 to 4,500 RPM, and is paired with Hyundai's new seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. All-wheel-drive is available on all trims.
The SE model's powertrain combination is good for 23 mpg in the city, 31 on the highway and 26 combined in front-wheel drive guise. All-wheel-drive models are rated at 21 mpg city, 26 highway and 23 combined.
The Eco model is the fuel economy all-star, with a 26 mpg city rating, 33 mpg highway and 29 combined with front-wheel drive. AWD drops those to 25/31/27. Jumping to the Sport or Limited model means heavier 19" wheels and stickier tires, which put noticeable drags on the 1.6L's efficiency. Both are rated at 25 mpg city, 30 mpg high and 27 mpg combined in the city with just the front wheels powered or 24/28/26 through all four.
The Tucson's sedan roots also carry over in its suspension, which is a MacPherson Strut setup in the front and a conventional multi-link independent configuration in the rear.

What's it up against?
The Tucson swims in the crowded pond that is the small CUV segment. No full-line manufacturer has neglected this class, which is populated by the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage and Jeep Cherokee.

What does it look like?
Hyundai's European division was responsible for the Tucson's exterior, and that team absolutely hit it out of the park. The shape is a bit more classically SUV than its predecessor's, sporting conventional two-box proportions with sleek, modern surfaces.
The outgoing Tucson was an OK-looking car from some angles, dowdy from others. Hyundai's ground-up redesign has transformed an inoffensive (but unimpressive) shape into a genuinely handsome crossover.
The SE and Eco models get 17" wheels, the latter with low-rolling resistance tires for improved economy. Sport and Limited models feature slick 19" alloys with an aggressive spoke design that sits somewhere between a sawblade and a ninja star. Lighting options include basic halogens, LEDs and HIDs depending on trim level and options.
And the inside?
Europe may have produced the Tucson's exterior, but the interior comes from Hyundai's California studio. Regardless of the origin, it matches the exterior both in design and quality. All models come with a cushioned center console panel (christened the "Premium Panel" by Hyundai's marketing team) for added driver comfort, and the seats across all models are well-sculpted and pleasing to look at.
Hyundai's feature-rich interior strategy is in full force here. Heated/ventilated front seats are available (only heated rears, though) for starters. Higher-trim models are available with an almost-full-length panoramic roof with vent and slide options, along with a fully opaque sunshade.
Like tech? You're in good shape there too. Bluetooth and the like are standard, and trick options such as split-screen navigation and Hyundai's "Tune Start" (a buffering system which allows you to rewind a live radio song in progress to the beginning) are available as you progress through the model lineup.

Does it go?
Surprisingly, yes. In the greater context of its rivals, the Tucson's performance is decidedly mid-pack, but that's a misleading statement. In the murky world of small CUVs, it's hard to pin down how they should or shouldn't perform. Just take a quick glance at the competitive powertrain offerings if you don't believe us.
Ford offers two EcoBoost engines, the smaller of which would be the match for Hyundai's range-topper if you looked no further than power output, but the Escape is heavy. Jeep offers a V6 at the top of the Cherokee range. Honda doesn't offer forced iduction at all; neither does Mazda--both are content with their naturally aspirated four-cylinder offerings. Across the street at Kia, an Escape-matching 2.0T is still available in the (now aging) Sportage.
While the continued absence of Hyundai's corporate two-liter turbo-four may put off a handful of potential buyers, the Tucson's svelte curb weight flatters the power output of the turbocharged 1.6. The DCT programming is substantially better here than it is in the Sonata Eco, and as a total package, this powertrain works quite well. If we limit the Tucson's peer group to those with <200 horsepower engine options, it's no slouch. It may not put a big grin on your face, but it should at least solicit an approving nod or shrug of the shoulders. It's decidedly not-bad.
The Tucson's ride and handling are to be commended too. Hyundai gave us a route that took us over broken pavement, gravel roads and questionably maintained stretches of Minnesota country highways and byways. The Tucson never put a foot wrong. It lacks the CX-5's harder edge and may not be the equal of the RAV4 or CR-V in compliance, but not so much that you miss it. It's quiet and comfortable, but capable of hustling when called upon to do so.

Leftlane's bottom line
The Tucson is an excellent jack-of-all-trades option in a crowded and capable segment. Not content with simply offering the best value proposition in the segment, Hyundai has stepped it up and delivered one of the best small CUVs, period.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco, base price: $24,150; as-tested: $25,550
2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited Ultimate, base price: $32,650; as-tested, $34,050






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Hyundai Tucson: Jalopnik's Buyer's Guide

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The Hyundai Tucson is the car for people who want something safe, efficient, and practical, but are tired of buying the same ol’ CR-V time and time again. What do you need to know before you buy a Hyundai Tucson? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.

Getting lots of sleep, drinking a bunch of coffee, and blasting the radio are all three very good ways to prevent yourself from falling asleep behind the wheel. But even these three mechanisms won’t prevent a bunch of ever-enlarging Zs from hovering above your head if you’re driving a Hyundai Tucson. Yes, it’s boring. But it’s good. Wait, what?
Yes, it is possible for a car to be both simultaneously boring and good, so long as you say the word “good” with a caveat. That caveat being that the Tucson is “good” when you consider its segment and its intended function.
Crossovers are A to B cars. They’re not tire-shredding Hellcats, and they’re not off-road monsters — they’re just cars with taller top hats.
So after you’ve put the Tucson in context, you realize that, all things considered, it’s a good vehicle. It’s got tons of safety features, offers a smooth ride, and delivers solid fuel economy. And it’s not bad looking, to boot.
What’s New About The 2016 Hyundai Tuscon

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is all new. It rides on a new, longer, wider platform. It’s got updated sheetmetal, a new interior, fresh engine options, a segment-first dual clutch transmission, and tons of new gadgets like lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking. It’s a nice update from the last generation Tucson, not only in terms of efficiency, but also in terms of available options.
Which One We’d Buy

The 2016 Tucson comes in four different variants: SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited. If it were us, we’d buy the Eco for $25,045. Why? Well, the SE comes with the wrong engine and transmission (2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine with 6-speed slushbox), and choosing the Sport or Limited trims means you’re giving up a whopping three MPG on the highway. Three! And since you only bought this crossover to do four things — be reliable, be safe, be efficient, carry your 2.2 kids to soccer practice — you really can’t give up three MPGs. You just can’t. [Build Your Own]
Important Facts At A Glance:

MSRP: $22,700 - $29,900 Max Advertised Towing Capability: 1,500 pounds
MPG: 26 city/ 33 hwy / 29 combined [2wd ECO] Engines: 1.6-liter turbo I4, 2.0-liter I4

Curb Weight: ~3,325-3,710 pounds IIHS Rating: NA
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission, 7-speed dual clutch automatic
Drivetrain Layout: Front engine, FWD/AWD
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2018 Hyundai Tucson Facelift Spied





Displayed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the laste generation of Hyundai mid-size SUV, the Tucson, has enjoyed an excellent level of sales locally and overseas, from US to Europe.

At this time, we have received the first picture of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson facelift on top of a truck and with a high level of camouflage. What we can expect for this refreshed SUV? Following Hyundai latest design identity for SUV’s, used for the first time on the Hyundai Kona (next-generation Santa Fe will follow) it is very probably that Hyundai uses this facelift to include some of this idea on the Tucson, specially in the front-end, with separated headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, etc…
Improved interior, with the latest safety & technology systems will apply on this facelift. Full LED headlights, smart cruise control & autonomous emergency brake, new tablet-type touchscreen, alloy wheels, colours, etc…
An updated powertrain will follow exterior & interior features. For example, in Europe Hyundai needs to replace the old 1.6 GDi naturally aspirated engine, for the new 1.4 Turbo GDi engine (140hp). We don’t expect hybrid variants for now.
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2018 Hyundai Tucson Gains New Variants And Additional Equipment



The Hyundai Tucson is entering the 2018 model year with a host of improvements which seek to increase its appeal.

Currently arriving at dealerships, the 2018 Tucson gains a new SEL variant which is based on last year's SE Popular Equipment package. Hyundai didn't release detailed specifications but confirmed the model comes with HD Radio, SiriusXM Radio, and a 7-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The model also offers heated front seats which should please drivers in colder climates.

The Tucson SE Plus has been renamed the SEL Plus and it features an Infinity premium audio system as well as 3-years of complimentary Blue Link Connected Care, Remote Services & Guidance. The Tucson Limited builds on these features and adds a new heated steering wheel.

Additional changes are limited but the YES Essentials fabric seats are now available in Gray and Beige interiors. The Eco and Night variants have also been eliminated, while Value models can now be equipped with an auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink. Lastly, the Guidance Package now includes free map and multimedia system updates.

Engine options carryover and include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces an estimated 164 hp (122 kW) and 151 lb-ft (204 Nm) of torque. The crossover is also offered with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which develops 175 hp (130 kW) and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque.
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Facelifted Hyundai Tucson Coming With Revised Styling And More Tech






The Hyundai Tucson lives in a rough neighborhood. Not the suburban driveways where most are likely to be parked, but the highly competitive market segment at which it's pitched.

That means Hyundai has to keep on its toes with a regular schedule of updates lest it go stale, and that's exactly what it appears to have in store.

It appears that Hyundai's revising the sheetmetal at both ends and along the doors in between. Expect new bumpers front and rear, with revised air vents and capped by fresh lighting graphics and a resculpted hood and tailgate as well.

Look for the Korean automaker to take the opportunity to fit updated engines, safety equipment, and infotainment technologies inside and under the hood as well when the revised model hits showrooms later this year or early the next. Because if it doesn't, the competition will start edging in on its territory.

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U Spy: 2019 Hyundai Tucson Facelift To Become Edgier But Not Too Much





Hyundai is out testing the upcoming facelifted Tucson on European roads and one of our dear colleagues spotted a test car parked out in the open.

Compared to the last test car we showed you, this one was spotted in Switzerland by Vassili Haritos, appearing to be wearing exactly the same body covers which mask the entire front and rear end, as well as the door panels.

Despite the dramatic covers, Hyundai isn’t planning to radically change the looks of the Tucson, which has been a popular choice in its segment since its debut back in 2015.

The mid-life update is more likely to bring the usual refinements, including a set of redesigned headlights with different DRLs, new bumpers front and rear, as well as the latest honeycomb grille design with its sharper edges.

The interior will also receive a series of updates, offering new trim materials and colors and possibly an upgraded infotainment system, which has become a major selling point for family cars. New or updated safety features are also on the checklist.

There’s no information on what changes Hyundai will be making on the engine range, with the Koreans most likely to opt for a slight update on the existing powertrains.

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Hyundai Tucson Facelift Spied





Displayed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the last generation of South Korean carmaker mid-size SUV, the Hyundai Tucson, has enjoyed an excellent level of sales locally and overseas, from US to Europe.

At this time, we have caught the 2018 Hyundai Tucson facelift on a parking lot in South Korea with a high level of camouflage. What we can expect for this refreshed SUV?
Following Hyundai latest design identity for SUV’s, used for the first time on the Hyundai Kona (next-generation Santa Fe will follow) it is very probably that Hyundai uses this facelift to include some of this idea on the Tucson, specially in the front-end, with separated headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, etc…


Improved interior, with the latest safety & technology systems will apply on this facelift. Full LED headlights, smart cruise control & autonomous emergency brake, new tablet-type touchscreen, alloy wheels, colours, etc…
An updated powertrain will follow exterior & interior features. For example, in Europe Hyundai needs to replace the old 1.6 GDi naturally aspirated engine, for the new 1.4 Turbo GDi engine (140hp). We don’t expect hybrid variants for now, but we can expect a N version as has been confirmed.
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Hyundai Tucson Spied in South Korea




Displayed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the last generation of South Korean carmaker mid-size SUV, the Hyundai Tucson, has enjoyed an excellent level of sales locally and overseas, from US to Europe.


At this time, we have caught, thanks to our friend SHM Studio the 2018 Hyundai Tucson facelifton a parking lot in South Korea with a high level of camouflage. What we can expect for this refreshed SUV?
Following Hyundai latest design identity for SUV’s, used for the first time on the Hyundai Kona(next-generation Santa Fe will follow) it is very probably that Hyundai uses this facelift to include some of this idea on the Tucson, specially in the front-end, with separated headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, etc…




Improved interior, with the latest safety & technology systems will apply on this facelift. Full LEDheadlights, smart cruise control & autonomous emergency brake, new tablet-type touchscreen, alloy wheels, colours, etc…
An updated powertrain will follow exterior & interior features. For example, in Europe Hyundai needs to replace the old 1.6 GDi naturally aspirated engine, for the new 1.4 Turbo GDi engine (140hp). We don’t expect hybrid variants for now, but we can expect a N version as has been confirmed.

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Hyundai Tucson N Spied For The First Time




Starting last year, Hyundai-Kia Performance Chief, Albert Biermann placed a desire to have a hot model Tucson, Hyundai’s best-selling SUV, anda now we have a prove that Hyundai had started testing the performance model.


At that time, he said: “If I look at the Tuscon, the substance of it is so strong technically speaking, to make a Tucson N… I would love to do it.”
So a few days ago, and after Spanish Carmaker SEAT Ateca Cupra SUV with 300 hp was leaked, we have good news about that Hyundai will follow this new wave of hot SUVs. A hot ‘N’ branded version of the Hyundai Tucson SUV is in the works.

Also, at the Hyundai’s new Santa Fe launch event in South Korea, Hyundai’s global head of sales, Byung Kwon Rhim, speaked with AutoExpress and stated when questioned about future expansion of the N sub-brand that: “The Tucson is under development, and other models will come after that”.

According to Mr. Rhim, the Tucson N is in the early stages of assessment and development, so it’s unlikely to appear for at least a year.
Details on the hot SUV not confirmed, but is expected to use the same 2.0-litre Turbo-GDi engine used in the i30 N hot hatch. Despite the additional weight of the SUV, we didn’t know if Hyundai will add an extra power like with the i30 N Fastback which is expected to have 300 hp.
It’s unclear when Hyundai will debut this hot SUV, but will stay tuned for if we see the car around the Nürburgring.


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