At the Nurburgring seen a prototype of the updated Hyundai Tucson crossover

At the Nurburgring seen a prototype of the updated Hyundai Tucson crossover

December 17, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The tests saw a prototype of the compact Hyundai Tucson. The official presentation of the updated South Korean crossover is unlikely to take place until the second half of 2020.

Having shown its Vision T crossover concept, the Hyundai automaker hinted at a new design style in which all future production models of the SUV segment will be created. The first to try on a new “clothes” will be the next-generation Tucson compact crossover, whose debut is scheduled for next year. We have already seen how the prototypes of new items were shown several times on public roads, and now, the team of engineers of the South Korean brand decided to return to the Nurburgring race track for high-speed tests.

In fact, we have the same prototype model that we have already seen in previous tests, and the amount of camouflage is completely preserved.

This relatively short video gives us the opportunity to evaluate the characteristics of new items and behavior on the road when cornering at high speed. And we must admit that the South Korean crossover looks quite confident and even nimble on the road. A closer look at the photos presented reveals a roll cage in the passenger compartment and a lack of rear seats in this test car.

 We can’t say what is under the hood of this test car – a turbocharged engine or not, but we heard that the production version of the car should receive a new 2.5-liter Theta3 engine. There are rumors about a plug-in hybrid unit, as well as about a 1.6-liter turbodiesel.

 It is worth noting that the noted prototype compact crossover looks very close to its final form, but this can hardly mean that the presentation of the car will take place before the second half of 2020.