Hyundai has just introduced the fourth generation of one of its biggest bestsellers, the Tucson compact SUV. This model, a fierce rival to the Nissan Qashqai, has opted in its new generation for breakthrough design and a complete range of electrified engines to defeat its Japanese opponent once and for all, which will also be renewed short term.
Aesthetically, the new Hyundai Tucson boasts an avant-garde design inspired by that of the Vision T Concept prototype from a year ago. The model debuts a new design language, highlighting its headlights divided into six modules (five of which are directly integrated into the grille, adopting the same shapes as the grille framework).
Nor can we lose sight of the muscular lateral line, the curious chrome that adorns the C-pillar, or the wheel arches’ protections. From behind, we find some pilots attached to the width of the gate, following the prevailing fashions in the market. In short, we are faced with a striking vehicle.
The SUV, which is now 4.5 meters long, maintains its modern appearance in the cabin, focusing on the 3D digital instrumentation, on the curved center console with an integrated touchscreen of 10.25 inches (8 inches of series) and in an air conditioner with capacitive buttons. The aesthetic section is also cautious, with a two-color scheme for the dashboard and ambient lighting.
As for the safety assistants, we can highlight the blind spot assistant, lane maintenance, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic control with autonomous braking, driver inattention detector, remote parking assistance, etc.
The most exciting thing, however, is its mechanical range. Although the model will have a gasoline engine (1.6 T-GDi of 150 CV with front or total wheel drive) and another diesel (1.6 CRDi of 115 CV with front-wheel aim), the bulk of the range will correspond to electrified powertrains: two mild-hybrid gasoline, a mild-hybrid diesel, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid.
Thus, we will find two 1.6 T-GDi MHEV of 150 CV (front-wheel drive) and 180 CV (front or total wheel drive) respectively; a 1.6 CRDi MHEV of 136 CV (front or entire wheel drive), a 1.6 T-GDi HEV of 230 hp (all-wheel drive) and a 265 hp 1.6 T-GDi PHEV (all-wheel drive) whose autonomy in electric mode is still unknown.