The fastest-growing automaker by brand, Hyundai Motor Company recently staged a world premiere of the all-new Tucson – Hyundai Motor’s bold and athletic compact SUV. The company’s new technology capabilities are showcased in Geneva with two all-new Tucson fuel efficiency concepts – a 48V Hybrid and a Plug-in-Hybrid version – as well as a future connectivity cockpit concept.
The all-new Tucson adopts the strong proportions and profile of an SUV, while the design confidently creates a sense of the vehicle being sleek and agile. The front is dominated by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, which connects with the LED headlamps to create a distinctive identity. The expressive ‘Z’ character-line above the rear wheel arches creates a sculptural side profile and a powerful stance, whereas the rear has a clean design with horizontal lines that flow from the rear wheel arches, accented by slim tail lights.
The all-new Tucson is built on a completely new platform that optimises cabin space for passengers and provides a substantial 513 litres of luggage capacity. New soft-touch, high-quality materials across the cabin surfaces, as well as extensive ergonomic development, ensures that every occupant enjoys the refined cabin ambience.
In terms of safety, all-new Tucson is one of the most comprehensively equipped vehicles in its segment – featuring numerous active electronic driving aids like an Autonomous Emergency Braking system, Lane Keeping Assist System, Rear Traffic Cross Alert, Blind Spot Detection, Speed Limit Information Function and an Active Hood System.
The new chassis of the all-new Tucson has been developed for European customers with a focus on ride comfort without compromising driving dynamics. The new rack-mounted motor-driven power steering is precise and direct while the new suspension and dampers offer high levels of comfort and compliance for a smooth ride.
The all-new Tucson will be available with one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class, including a new turbocharged 175 PS (1.6-litre) T-GDI engine with six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, plus a gasoline 132 PS (1.6-litre GDI) unit and three diesels: 115 PS (1.7-litre), 136 PS (2.0-litre) or 186 PS (2.0-litre).
“Hyundai Motor has high aspirations for the brand in Europe. The all-new Tucson is a bold new car that brings to life our claim ‘New Thinking, New Possibilities’ and will change perceptions of the brand,” commented Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe.
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