2016 Hyundai Tucson Review, Release Date

2016 Hyundai Tucson has been described as one of the most revolutionizing concepts in the C-SUV categories under Hyundai Motor Company. The model’s name is inspired by a city named Tucson located in Arizona and is mostly likely to take on supercars such as Ferrari 488GT, Audi R8, McLaren P1 GTR in the Compact Sports Utility Vehicle category at the Geneva Motor Show scheduled to be held this year. One should take note that it is also one of the best selling models by Hyundai in Europe with major sales in United Kingdom (about 116,600 units were sold since the model’s introduction in 2001 and accounted for over 20.5% of the total sales in the last financial year of 2014).

2016 Hyundai Tucson front

2016 Hyundai Tucson Exterior styling

2016 Hyundai Tucson has a unique exterior styling with the introduction of newer LED head lamps, Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), etc. The models also feature a newly installed hexagonal shaped grille and a distinct muscular front bumper that gives the car a distinct style and aggressive appearance. Other major exterior modifications include the installation of a brand new A pillar module that makes the bonnet appear relatively longer compared to that in previous models. Its brand new arched wheels also give it a dynamic appearance that defines a powerful & impacting stance.

2016 Hyundai Tucson rear

2016 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs & Transmission

2016 Hyundai Tucson packs a great engine configuration with a wide range of different options for customers to choose from. Major power trains include a gasoline based GDI 1.6L 136PS engine or a T-GDI 1.6L 176PS module. It also has diesel variants of the same engine which include a 1.7L 115PS version in addition to a standard 2.0L 136PS and high power 2.0L 184PS version. It should be noted that next generation Hyundai Tucson offers a dual clutch 7 speed or manual 6 speed power transmission system. These engine configurations have been designed in such a way so as to improve fuel efficiency & drivability along with reducing overall CO2 emissions as per Euro 6 standards.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Safety Mechanism

2016 Hyundai Tucson offers a wide range of safety & security features including emergency braking mechanism to prevent collisions, rear cross traffic alerts, spot detection system that provides a 180 degree view around the vehicle, speed limiting etc. There are also major drive assist mechanisms which come pre installed with the vehicle such as Lane keep assist and lane departure. It also features a new “Active Bonnet” system that when deployed cushions the shock to the head in case of a collision.

2016 Hyundai Tucson interior

2016 Hyundai Tucson Assembly & Release Date

Hyundai Tucson 2016 is due for a release in the latter half of 2015 but will be unveiled at the upcoming 2015 Motor Show to be held in Geneva. Its European model is currently being assembled at the company owned manufacturing unit located in Czech Republic. One should take note of the fact that the model comes with a standard “5 Year Warranty” scheme for unlimited mileage. It also features a highly increased passenger & cargo space in addition to incorporating premium quality leather fabric for interior decoration.


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