At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, Hyundai Motor is celebrating the world premiere of the updated Hyundai Tucson. The Hyundai Tucson has been Hyundai’s best-selling car in the UK and Europe since its launch in 2015. Designed and built in Europe, Hyundai’s new compact SUV enters the market with refreshed design, a revised powertrain line-up and more advanced technology and convenience features.
“The New Tucson brings a fresh look, creating a consistent appearance with our latest Hyundai models, as well as a series of enhancements to the driving and ownership experience” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “With this major update, we expect the New Tucson to remain highly attractive to our customers, who consistently make it our best-selling model.”
The New Tucson is powered by two diesel and two petrol engines (specification differs by market). All of them are revised to reduce size, and to further improve CO2-emissions.
The most powerful powertrain in this line-up is the 2.0 diesel engine with an output of 137 kW/ 183 bhp. This engine comes with four-wheel drive and can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or optionally with the newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT). Alternatively, customers can choose between the newly developed 1.6 diesel engines with two power outputs: the standard version is capable of 85 kW/ 113 bhp and the higher power version offers 98 kW/ 131 bhp. Both engines are available with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel-drive. For the higher power version Hyundai offers a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) and the choice of front- or four-wheel drive. Hyundai says that compared with an automatic transmission, it enhances fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and performance while maintaining its high shifting quality.
Following its world premiere in New York, the New Tucson will make its debut in Europe some weeks later. The kick-off of the European launch campaign will officially announce the arrival of New Tucson in Europe, bringing further information and contents about the new model. It will be on sale in Europe starting this summer.