We begin, of course, with the exterior of the car. Looking at the official photos and video materials, we can safely say about the new period in the development of Hyundai Tucson. The car has become clearly more interesting, brighter, more original. In principle, bright hints of sportiness appeared in his image. This is probably very good news.
The front part has an interesting hood with exquisite stampings, a powerful false grille, much like an inverted trapezoid. Stylish optics with the use of LEDs, an unusual arrangement of fog lamps and LED daytime running lights, located one above the other, in close proximity. The front powerful bumper is successfully complemented with air ducts and plastic protection, which is not afraid of scratches and is made in black.
On the side, we note refined ribs and door stamping, neat housings for exterior mirrors that complement LED turn signal repeaters, huge wheel arches, light alloy design wheels, high window sills, a fairly compact glazing and, of course, plastic body kits, including surrounding wheel arches.
Behind it should be noted refined optics, well-located tailgate, a small glass, hinting us to the presence of heated rear tailgate.
In general, the impression of the appearance is the most positive. The car looks great, fresh and modern. It can be traced in many respects the similarity with the older brother-crossover Hyundai Santa Fe. It is on the steps below it the new Hyundai Tucson will be located, and will also be on the line higher in the Korean automaker’s hierarchy than the Hyundai ix25 compact crossover.
If we talk about the dimensions of the new Hyundai Tucson, then they are quite expected:
length – 4475 millimeters;
width – 1850 millimeters;
height – 1645 millimeters;
wheelbase – 2670 millimeters;
ground clearance – 170 millimeters (approximately).
Yes, about the clearance for some reason, the company did not provide any data. Although even the photos show that the crossover is quite high, and therefore to overcome some difficult sections of the road is quite suitable.
If we compare Tucson 2016 with its predecessor, the car added 65 millimeters in length, became 30 millimeters wider, and the space between the axles became 30 millimeters longer. The only decrease occurred in height, since the new Tucson was lower by 15 millimeters, which had a very positive effect on the crossover.
The interior of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson
“The look of the new Tucson is entirely in keeping with the brand’s design philosophy. The car has a bold athletic appearance, smooth body surface, clear lines and most importantly equipped with a new hexagonal grille, “- said Peter Schreier, president and chief designer of the Hyundai Motor Group.
The interior of Tucson has undergone significant changes in terms of ergonomics and convenience. The standard leather driver’s seat has six adjustment methods and is equipped with ventilation and heating functions. Dual automatic climate control allows you to enjoy the ride regardless of its distance. Increased space for rear row passengers wins over competitors such as the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and Ford Escape. In addition, the rear row of seats is equipped with a two-stage tilting function, heating and ventilation systems.
In addition to the increased luggage compartment, which expands by folding the rear seats, there are convenient storage spaces throughout the cabin: bottle holders integrated in the door panels, a central armrest and a convenient storage compartment in the rear. On the rear seatback is a retractable hook for bags and packages.
The standard multimedia audio system includes a 5-inch color touch screen with a rear-view camera and a Bluetooth function with voice recognition and phone calls. The top grade is equipped with an 8-inch color touch screen with navigation system and rear-view camera. USB input allows you to access the audio recordings of your smartphone and even charge it while playing music.
Prices and configurations of Hyundai Tucson 2016
All models intended for the European market are manufactured at a factory in the Czech Republic. The price depends on the modification and varies from 30 000 dollars.