New Hyundai Tucson Launches at NurburgringNovember 8, 2019
Hyundai decided that five years on the market is enough for the third generation Tucson, so they are working on its successor, which will appear in 2020 with a completely different style.
This prototype of a Korean company’s compact SUV, taken during a test on the Nurburgring track, lost thick camouflage, leaving only a fairing that makes it easy to notice some changes. It should be noted that the novelty has a revised grille surrounded by thin headlights and a different line. roof, which has a stronger slope, as well as a more textured rear door.
The interior of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson has not been declassified, but it is expected that it will have very little in common with the outgoing model. In any case, to compete with Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, the model will have to surprise customers with something. Hyundai executives said they borrowed ideas and materials from the larger and more expensive Santa Fe SUV when they designed the interior, so it should be more luxurious.
The engine range will also be revised. The new Tucson is likely to be released with a 1.6-liter T-GDI and a 1.6-liter GDI in Europe, which will add a hybrid version, which can be borrowed from Sonata. In the North American market, the crossover is likely to appear with a Theta3 2.5-liter powertrain in two versions: naturally aspirated and turbocharged, coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. As usual, entry-level models will come with front-wheel drive, and the top-end options will have all-wheel drive.
Koreans can introduce the new Tucson as early as November this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but even so, we won’t see it at dealerships until next year.
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