Hyundai has visibly modernized the Tucson. And a lot is happening under the sheet metal of the compact crossover.
After three years of construction, Hyundai is sending the Tucson compact SUV into a new round. The fourth generation comes up with a completely new design style and a fully electrified range of drives. The market launch should take place at the end of the year at prices from around 25.000 euros.
Exterior and interior design
The interior is completely new, with a large central display now catching the eye. There is also a smaller screen behind the steering wheel, which replaces the analog instruments. The layout should not only look modern, but also enable new networking functions. Among other things, profiles can now be created for individual users, real-time navigation can be used and vehicle data can be requested remotely.
Technical data and brief characteristics
When it comes to propulsion, the Koreans are rolling out electrification widely. There is an externally chargeable plug-in hybrid with 195 kW / 265 PS (from spring 2021) and a conventional hybrid with a system output of 169 kW / 230 PS. The combustion engine is based on the 1,6-liter gasoline engine, which is also available as a 48-volt mild hybrid. There is a choice of output levels with 110 kW / 150 PS and 132 kW / 180 PS. The 1,6-liter diesel with 100 kW / 136 PS is also mildly electrified.
Unusual: The technology is not only available in combination with the seven-speed automatic double clutch, but also with the six-speed manual transmission. The basic diesel variants with 85 kW / 115 PS get by without any e-support. And the 110 kW / 150 PS petrol engine is also available without 48-volt technology. As always, the new Tucson is also available with all-wheel drive in the more powerful versions. For the first time in the range are adaptive dampers that allow the driver to adjust the character of the chassis.
The Hyundai has stepped up in terms of security and assistants. Seven airbags are now always on board, including a central front airbag that is designed to prevent the driver and front passenger from colliding in the event of an accident. The emergency brake assistant also detects oncoming traffic when turning left, the blind spot warning not only sounds the alarm, but brakes automatically in an emergency. If desired, the Tucson will automatically follow the lane and the vehicle in front of you on the motorway.