The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson compact SUV has been revealed ahead of it’s global premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
“The All-New Tucson is a bold new car that represents another leap forward for Hyundai,” commented Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor UK. “With a fantastic design and advanced technologies, it makes a strong statement about where the Hyundai brand is heading and provides a highly competitive vehicle in the important C-SUV segment.”
New model follows SUV sales success
Since the first Santa Fe went on sale in 2001, Hyundai Motor has delivered more than one million SUVs to European customers, with over 116,600 UK deliveries, affirming the company’s credentials in the growing SUV market. The All-New Tucson will be of high importance to Hyundai’s business in the UK, as the C-SUV segment accounted for 20.5% of the company’s sales in 2014.
“Design expresses our progressive spirit and passion, and it is transforming our brand. The All-New Tucson has a bold and athletic presence achieved through refined, flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and most importantly, our newest generation hexagonal grille – our brand signature,” said Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Group.
The front of the all-new Tucson is dominated by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, which connects with the LED headlamps. The front bumper features a wing-shaped appearance, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights.
The highlight of the sides include the directional shape of the wheel arches and the expressive ‘Z’ character-line above the rear arch. The rear has a clean design with horizontal lines that flow from the rear wheel arches and accentuated by slim tail lights.
New soft-touch, high-quality materials have been introduced across cabin surfaces, while the dashboard design is all-new and simplistic, with the center console having a horizontal orientation. There is also an optional ‘Wine Red’ leather upholstery. The all-New Tucson delivers 513 litres of luggage capacity with all the seats up.
New convenience features offered with the All-New Tucson include heated and ventilated front seats, a smart powered tailgate (which opens at the approach of the key-holder) and Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) with parallel and bay parking function both increase everyday usability. The new-generation navigation system is more than three times faster than the previous version fitted in other Hyundai models and comes with a seven-year free subscription to TomTom LIVE services (subject to market specification).
Active and passive safety
Safety features include an Autonomous Emergency Braking system – with three operation modes: pedestrian, city and inter-urban – which triggers automatic braking whenever it detects an unsafe closing speed with a person or vehicle in front, and operates from low to high speeds.
In addition, a Lane Keeping Assist System proactively corrects the steering to avoid unintended lane departure, and the Rear Traffic Cross Alert system uses radar to scan a 180-degree area behind the vehicle, alerting the driver to any approaching cross-traffic. In addition, Blind Spot Detection helps monitor traffic around the car, while the Speed Limit Information Function monitors local overhead and roadside speed limit signs and provides reminders. The Active Bonnet System raises the vehicle’s bonnet to cushion the impact shock in any frontal collision with a pedestrian or cyclist.
Power-train options include two gasoline engines: 135 PS (1.6-litre GDI) or 176 PS (1.6-litre T-GDI) – plus three diesel options: 115 PS (1.7-litre), 136 PS (2.0-litre standard power) or 184 PS (2.0-litre high power). The new turbocharged 176 PS 1.6-litre T-GDI engine can be paired with either a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) or a six-speed manual. (Engine options may differ between European markets).
All engines have been enhanced to offer improved driveability and fuel efficiency, as well as meeting Euro6 emission standards.
Every All-New Tucson for Europe will be made in Europe
Hyundai Motor will manufacture 100% of All-New Tucson models sold in European markets at its facility in the Czech Republic – a key part of its commitment to the region. The all-new Tucson will come with the company’s industry-leading Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty as standard.
After making its public World Premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the All-New Tucson will go on sale in Europe during the second half of 2015.
Exterior dimensions (mm)
*excluding exterior mirrors
Engines and transmissions
|Gasoline||Power output||Transmission available|
|1.6-litre GDI||135 PS||6MT|
|1.6-litre T-GDI||176 PS||6MT / 7DCT|
|2.0-litre standard power||136 PS||6MT / 6AT|
|2.0-litre high power||184 PS||6MT / 6AT|