Hyundai Motors is one of the largest car makers of the world, which is basically a South Korean company. It has some of the most luxuriant cars in its stable. Their vehicles have an outstanding design and refined technologies. The company has recently displayed its awaiting crossover 2016 Tucson at the New York international auto show. It will be launched in Europe and other countries sometime this year, but the company has not officially confirmed the launch date. It is expected that this luxurious vehicle will make its Indian debut soon owing to its vast fan following. It is blessed with eye catching exteriors along with spacious internal cabin, which will surely lure the car enthusiasts. To begin with its outer look, the company has given it a signature Hyundai radiator grille, which has been carried from one of their popular SUV, Santa Fe. It is flanked by well sculptured headlight cluster with bright lamps and side turn indicator. The body colored bumper house a large air intake section, which is flanked by a couple of fog lamps. It also has day time running lights that give the frontage a distinct look. Apart from these, it also has electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, silver cladding under the bumper, a large windscreen, a set of alloy wheels and many other such aspects.
On the other hand, the designers have done a fabulous job for designing the internal cabin of this vehicle. It is incorporated with almost all such features, which gives the occupants a pleasurable driving experience. It has a driver oriented cockpit, where all these features are ergonomically designed and easy to reach. Its dashboard is equipped with several aspects like chrome accentuated AC vents, an advanced infotainment system with eight inch touchscreen, a four spoke steering wheel with multifunctional switches and many other such aspects. It is expected to come with a dual zone automatic climate control, which is a big plus point. The seats inside the cabin are well cushioned and covered with premium upholstery. The driver seat has electrically adjustment along with memory function that adds to the advantage. Apart from these, in terms of safety the crossover is packed with a lot of advanced features including blind spot detection, smart parking assist system, autonomous emergency braking and many other such aspects. All these features put together makes it one of the good looking and comfortable vehicles in its segment.
This crossover is expected to be packed with the same technical specifications, which are being sold in European car market. It will be available in two diesel engines, which are incorporated with an advanced fuel supply system. Its 1.6-litre CRDi engine comes with a displacement capacity of 1591cc. It has the capacity of churning out a maximum power and torque outputs of 133.2bhp and 164.7Nm respectively. On the other hand, its 2.0-litre power plant can churn out 181.5bhp of power output in combination with 392.2Nm of torque. Both these engines are mated with manual and automatic transmission gear box. This vehicle is coming in two wheel and four wheel drive options for the buyers to choose from. The braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient. This vehicle will get world’s first shock absorber mounting structure, which employs a dual reinforcing panel along with rear wheelhouse design that helps in increasing 109 percent in rigidity and reduces the noise level along with handling agility. At the same time, its decent ground clearance will make it perfect for off-roading. It will compete against the likes of Mahindra XUV 500, Isuzu MU 7, Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton and others in this segment.
This yet to be launched Hyundai Tucson model series has an attractive body structure, which is fitted with a number of cosmetics for giving it a captivating appearance. Its strong and rugged overall structure is fitted with a number of external aspects that add to its overall appearance. To begin with the frontage, it looks quite aggressive with signature radiator grille, which is fitted with a few chrome plated slats. This grille is embossed with a prominent company insignia in the center. The headlight cluster is in a trendy design and integrated with high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that have washer function as well. The sleek bonnet looks quite attractive with a couple of visible character lines on it. Just below this, it has a body colored bumper that is fitted with a wide air intake section for cooling the powerful engine quickly. It is accompanied by a silver finished protective cladding for preventing the vehicle from minor damages. The air dam is flanked by a pair of round shaped fog lamps along with LED day time running lights. Furthermore, it has a large windscreen that is made up of toughened laminated glass and is equipped with a couple of intermittent wipers. Coming to its side profile, it is designed with a few strong character lines and chrome plated door handles along with body colored outside rear view mirrors. Its ORVMs are electrically adjustable and are integrated with LED side turn indicators. There are also roof rails available with black color finishing that gives it a sporty appearance. The neatly crafted wheel arches are fitted with a modish set of alloy wheels, which are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres. The rear end has a large boot lid that further includes the company's emblem engraved on it and a thick chrome strip. The company has given it a well crafted tail light cluster, which features LED based reverse and brake lights along with turn indicator. The wide windshield come with a defogger along with wash and wipe function. It has a sporty rear spoiler that is fitted with a high mounted stop lamp, which not only adds to its appearance but also enhances the safety quotient. The body colored bumper is integrated with a couple of bright fog lamps, while the dual exhaust pipes are treated with chrome. The sleek roof top is mounted with an antenna that ensures better reception of FM radio signals.
The company has designed this vehicle with a total length of 4475mm along with a decent height of 1645mm and a total width of 1850mm, which includes both external rear view mirrors. It also has a large wheelbase, which measures about 2670mm that ensures a spacious cabin inside.
As per speculation, this model series comes with a lavish internal section, which is designed in dual tone color scheme and incorporated with a number of aspects. The company has used fine quality leather to wrap its four spoke multi functional steering wheel as well as the gear shift knob, which gives the cabin a decent look. The inside doors handles and parking lever have chrome finishing that further add to a classy look. It has a smooth black dashboard that is equipped with a few aspects like an advanced instrument panel with lots of functions, a multi-functional steering wheel with several control buttons, AC vents and an illuminated glove box with cooling effect. In terms of seating, it is incorporated with well cushioned seats that are covered with leather or fabric upholstery depending on the variants. The driver's seat can be adjusted electrically, while the rear seats are foldable and comes with proper lumbar support. Its rear seat is split foldable, which helps in increasing the boot volume of car. The company has bestowed this utility vehicle with a lot of standard features, which are puddle lamps, rear center arm rest with cup holders, MT gear shift indicator (for manual variant), mood lamps, automatic headlamp leveling device, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, sun glass holder, an inside rear view mirror with anti glare function, a pair of rain sensing wipers, active ECO mode and smart key with push button start. It has a tilt adjustable power steering system, which is quite responsive and makes handling convenient even in heavy traffic conditions. Apart from these, it also has a couple of power outlets both in front and rear for charging accessories like mobiles, i-Pod and other electronic devices.
This upcoming vehicle is expected to be fitted with a lot of innovative comfort features, which makes this vehicle quite luxurious and gives the occupants a pleasurable driving experience. The list includes 12-way electrically adjustable driver seat, rear manual curtains, pocket lighting front, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, auto foldable outside rear view mirrors and front center armrest with storage box. It is being offered with direct controls of audio and calls, which are mounted on a multi-functional steering wheel. The cruise control buttons are also integrated on this steering wheel, which maintains a specific speed on the highways as set by the driver. One of the most important features of this crossover is the presence of an efficient dual zone air conditioning system, which has fully automatic temperature control function and rear AC vents for cooling entire cabin in no time. It is also equipped with cluster ionizer for purifying the cabin air. For enhancing the ambiance of its cabin, it is bestowed with an advanced stereo unit that features CD/ MP3 player, USB interface, Aux-in port along with six speakers and Bluetooth connectivity for pairing the mobile phones. It also has an eight inch touchscreen display, which provides various information for convenience. The advanced supervision cluster is integrated with a lot of functions including a low fuel warning light, driver seat belt reminder notification, an electronic tripmeter, a tachometer, a digital clock, external temperature display, digital odometer and many other warning and notifications for keeping the driver updated.
The spacious internal cabin can easily accommodate five passengers. It offers ample leg space along with enough head room and shoulder room for all occupants. The company has given it a large boot compartment, which can be increased up to 870 litres by folding its rear seat. For planning a longer drive, it has a large fuel tank capacity as well.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
With the help of a six speed manual transmission gear box, it can attain a top speed in the range of 180-190 Kmph. While it takes about 11 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill. At the same time, its automatic transmission gear box enables the motor to zoom towards a top speed in the range of 185 to 195 Kmph that is quite good for this segment. Whereas, it can accelerate from zero to 100 Kmph in close to 9.5 seconds.
Engine and Performance
As per the speculations, the company is going to launch this Hyundai Tucson model series in two diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. Its 1.6-litre diesel power plant comes with a displacement capacity of 1591cc. It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This engine has the capacity of churning out a a maximum power of 133.2bhp at 6300rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 164.7Nm at just 4850rpm. On the other hand, the commanding 2.0-litre power plant can displace 1995cc. It is blessed with the same valve configuration. These four cylinder based motors can generate a whopping power of 181.5bhp at 4000rpm and it yields a hammering torque output of 392.2Nm in the range of 1800 to 2500rpm. Both these engines are mated with a six speed manual and automatic transmission gear box. It is expected that this upcoming vehicle will arrive in Indian car market with both two wheel and four wheel drive options.
Both the diesel engines are incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the vehicle to deliver a decent fuel economy. Its 1.6-litre engine can generate 18.5 Kmpl and 14 Kmpl on the highways and city roads respectively. At the same time, its slightly powerful 2.0-litre power plant has the capacity of producing a maximum mileage of 15 Kmpl on the bigger roads and it gives out around 11.5 Kmpl within the city limits.
Power of Hyundai Tucson
The 1591cc diesel motor can churn out a maximum power of 133.2bhp at 6300rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 164.7Nm at just 4850rpm. on the other hand, the commanding 2.0-litre power plant has capacity of generating a whopping power of 181.5bhp at 4000rpm and it yields a hammering torque output of 392.2Nm in the range of 1800 to 2500rpm.
Stereo & Accessories
This model line up will surely be equipped with a sophisticated music system with touchscreen display and six speakers that enhances the ambiance of its cabin. It also has Bluetooth connectivity for pairing mobile phones and audio streaming. This music system supports CD/MP3 player, radio with AM/FM tuner, USB interface, Aux-in port and iPod connectivity. There is also a roof mounted antenna for better reception of FM radio. The controls of this audio unit are mounted on the leather wrapped steering wheel, which makes it quite convenient for the driver. In addition to these, the owners can also customize the vehicle with some additional features like auxiliary cable, i-Pad holder, DVD entertainment, scuff plates, cargo liner, portable cooler, dash and floor mats. Apart from these, exteriors can decorated with headlight and bonnet protectors, splash guards, hood air deflector, fog light kit, door visors, rear spoiler and many other such aspects.
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Braking & Handling
The company is going to bestowed this vehicle with the same braking system along with reliable suspension mechanism like any other car model in Hyundai's portfolio. It keeps the vehicle well balanced and stable at any road conditions. Its braking mechanism is further augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. The front wheels are equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes, whereas the rear wheels get conventional set of solid drum brakes. It is also integrated with hill start assist along with down hill brake control function also. On the other hand, its front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, while its rear is fitted with a multi-link type of mechanism. The high end trim is bestowed with electronic and vehicle stability management function that adds to the driving comfort. The cabin is incorporated with a power steering with flex steering function, which helps in customizing the steering wheel according to the driving style of the person. Then the advanced traction cornering control system distributes the driving force braking power to all four wheels. This steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 5.35 meters, which is rather good for this class. It comes with tilt and telescopic adjustable function, which makes it easy to handle even in peak traffic conditions.
Safety & Security
For a stress free driving experience, the car manufacturer has incorporated this luxurious crossover with a lot of protective aspects. It has a world’s first shock absorber mounting structure, which employs a dual reinforcing panel along with rear wheelhouse design that helps in increasing 109 percent in rigidity. It will also reduces the noise level along with handling agility. The company has given it dual front airbags along with side and curtain airbags for better protection in case of any crash. It also has ISOFIX point that adds to the safety quotient. It has an advanced engine immobilizer that prevents the vehicle from theft and any unauthorized entry. It has three point seat belts for all passengers, wherein front seat gets height adjustable belt and it also has driver seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel. Apart from these, this is equipped with shift locking system, impact sensing auto door lock and unlock function, central locking system, child seat anchor, folding key, rear view camera along with parking sensors. This vehicle is equipped with anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist system, which enhances the braking mechanism of the vehicle. The top end variant is also equipped with electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill start assist and downhill brake control with rollover sensor that adds to the safety quotient.
The flared up wheel arches of all the variants are might fitted with an elegant set of alloy wheels, which gives the side profile a sporty appearance. These rims are further covered with 'puncture resistant' tubeless radial tyres. These big sized tyres help in controlling the vehicle on slippery roads and gives a comfortable driving experience. The company has also given a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre.
1. Roomy internal cabin with a lot of innovative aspects.
2. Arresting new look and fitted with a number of styling aspects.
3. Availability in both manual and automatic transmission gear box.
4. Decent ground clearance is a big plus point.
5. Innovative safety features are advantage.
1. There is still scope for improving its internal design.
2. Fuel efficiency can be made better.
3. Engine noise and harshness should be reduced.
4. Initial cost of ownership is too high.
5. Slightly difficult to maneuver on city roads because of its size.
Hyundai Tucson price
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