2016 Hyundai Tucson Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – The brand new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will kick off as the 3rd generational model with a roomier cabin, new look and updated technology. It carry over some features which will include the boxy-jaw attitude similar to the recently unleashed and redesigned Hyundai models.
Most notable is the Tucson’s new conspicuous hexagonal grille, new perched up LED lights, and a more curvaceous and creased profile that imparts the Tucson with a rugged outlook. What is known to us is that the car will be based on the European model, however more important details and updates will be unveiled in the upcoming New York Auto Show set for April this year.
The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will have increased length dimensions that the present model, maybe up to 3” and 1” wider, as a consequence the new model will therefore come with increased cabin space.
This apparent growth in dimensions will not be clear to the eye, however the automaker says this has helped to open up the interior to more passenger space and efficient packaging within its cabin. Let’s see what the following review has install for you.
2016 Hyundai Tucson interior
Hyundai has said we should be upbeat about soft-touch materials within the cabin. Most notably will be the optional leather upholstery that will come standard in top trim models. New enhancements will be effected in the ergonomics and comfort segments.
Several convenience features will also find themselves within the new car. These features will include heated and cooled front seats, parking assists for perpendicular and parallel spaces, and hands free liftgate.
The longer wheelbase that will come in the new Tucson has given its designers more cabin room to work with, and according to the automobile giant the new SUV will now make efficient use of its room and will now offer the new Tucson with up to 18.1 cubic feet of luggage.
However, the volume estimates are based on European measurements and may differ from U.S standards. With the increased cargo space, Hyundai might just have alleviated one of the present Tucson flaws, which was primarily limited cargo space in comparison to its rivals.
There will be a multitude of safety features which go a long way in aiding the driver. This will include the semi-autonomous emergency braking system that can reportedly take into consideration both objects and persons, and can deliver up to three braking force levels.
Other features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist, and others.
2016 Hyundai Tucson exterior
The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will sit on a stretched wheelbase that is now increased by 1.2” in comparison to the outgoing Tucson. As mentioned above, the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will also be longer and wider than the previous model.
The overall exterior bodywork of the new vehicle is tucked around a more rigid structure, according to Hyundai more than half of the structure is now composed of advanced high strength steel.
Optionally provided will be the mix of LED lighting elements, aluminium wheels and the SUV will come painted in any colour chosen from the current palette of eight colours.
2016 Hyundai Tucson engine
Under the hood of the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will be several engines that will be made available for buyers. The entry SE trim model will come equipped with a 2L inline four engine. The underwhelming powerplant will be able to generate a paltry 151 pounds of torque and 164 horsepower.
The power will be transmitted either to the front wheel drive of the all-wheel drive through the six-speed shiftable auto transmission system. The powertrain will result in a fuel economy ratings of around 23/29/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the FWD system and 21/25/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the AWD.
For the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco, Sport and Limited trims, all are expected to debut in the American market with a 1.6L turbocharged inline four engine that will be paired to a seven-speed shift auto transmission system.
The engine will provide 175 horsepower and 195 pounds of torque. Other details pertaining the engine are unavailable include the possible gas mileage specs.
2016 Hyundai Tucson price and release date
You should expect the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson to set you back by around 24,500 USD for the base version. Its market availability will be towards the summer of this year. The pricing has ruthlessly been made competitive and would-be buyers should not hesitate to buy it considering the new chassis and features specs.