The prototype of the updated Hyundai Tucson crossover seen at the Nurburgring

The prototype of the updated Hyundai Tucson crossover seen at the Nurburgring

July 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A camouflaged prototype of the updated Hyundai Tucson was spotted on the Nurburgring race track. The debut of new items can be expected at the end of this year.

Western publications have published a video showing high-speed tests of the updated Tucson. From the first seconds of this video, a compact novelty with a great speed for such a vehicle drives the Nurburgring race track, and all this is accompanied by a wild squeal of tires. At the beginning of the video, the test car even skidded a bit. We do not assume that the average owner of the Hyundai Tucson will ever engage in such races, but judging by what we see here, if desired, it is quite possible to drive on this crossover.

The amount of camouflage on this prototype is similar to what we saw earlier on other test prototypes of the South Korean novelty, and it looks like this time, there are still side lights in the back.

It is known that the basic version of the new Tucson should receive a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Hyundai Theta3 engine with front-wheel drive as standard.

We suspect that this version of the noticed car was equipped with an all-wheel drive system, since the car as a whole pretty quickly goes through all the corners (for a crossover, of course). In general, it seems that this prototype is surprisingly well balanced for a crossover. This makes us think that we may face a high-performance version of Tucson N.

The new Tucson is due to debut later this year and go on sale as a 2021 model year crossover.