Hyundai is always known for its innovative and state-of-the-art technologies along with the supreme level of comfort as well as design. What isn't hidden about the Koreans is their love for Crossovers which brings us to the all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The South Korean automaker launched its first compact crossover in 2004 positioning it below the Veracruz and Santa Fe. Named after a city Tucson, Arizona, the new Tucson is slightly pumped up to match the Honda CR-V, the segment leader.
Following the trend of fuel-efficient cars with impressive power, Hyundai has also adopted the downsize-and-turbocharge engine strategy in its new Tucson. This strategy has helped in boosting fuel economy ratings without hampering the performance. The all-new Tucson is available in four variants in the market: SE , ECO, SPORT and LIMITED with two engine options. The 2.0-litre engine in SE gets up to an EPA-estimated mileage of 9.7 kmpl in city and is capable enough to churn out the maximum power output of 164 hp and peak torque of 151 Nm. The Eco, Sport and Limited's downsized 1.6-litre Turbo GDI engine steps up the maximum power and peak torque to 175 hp/195 Nm yet can deliver up to an EPA estimated 11 kmpl in city. With the standard 6-speed automatic transmission and class-exclusive optional 7-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission, enjoy the exhilarating acceleration to 100 kmph in just 10-12 secs.
All-new Tucson is a complete package with the exciting styling and versatility everyone looks for in any crossover. Exclusively designed by the Hyundai's Frankfurt, Germany designed center, 2016 Tucson evidently outclassed its rivals with its aggressive yet stable stance. The new Tuscon got a new redesigned look in its front fascia with the prominent hexagonal grille, stylishly designed LED headlamps with LED DRLs as well as a more sculpted and contoured hood. Its rear fascia has also got a unique combination of LED taillamps and twin chrome exhaust tips with a rear spoiler which is enough to leave a long-lasting impression. It has also received standard 17-inch and optional 19-inch alloy wheels along with the dimensions of 4475 mm x 1849 mm x 1645 mm (L x W x H) that definitely grabs attention.
The Tucson has never failed to impress with its interior which reflects premium comfort. Although it's a compact crossover, but the Tucson's redesigned interior is loaded with the premium materials and features on display. The leather-appointed interior offers both ventilated, as well as heated seats and the driver, has got standard 6 ways and available power 8-way seats. Space has never been a concern for Tucson, as it is blessed with the generous space and comfort with the new two-stage reclining rear seats. The new Korean Crossover gives all the space and with the 60/40 split rear seatbacks, you have enough room for large items in 1753-litres of space. Entertainment has also been a standout feature of the Tucson with its 5-inch color touchscreen audio system, rearview camera and integrated Bluetooth hands-free phone system.
For 2016 model, Hyundai starts by offering a rearview camera as standard and advanced safety features like 6 airbags, automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Detection, Hill Start Assist Control, Downhill brake Control and Lane Departure Warning. It is also equipped with the redesigned multi-link rear suspension and independent strut design which provide an instant response and a composed ride on every terrain. All these latest safety technologies are designed to avoid accidents and increase peace of mind while driving.
2016 Hyundai Tucson hosts a range of premium features and with its new downsized yet fuel-efficient engines, the crossover is capable of luring a major section of the crowd.