The Hyundai Tucson has been officially revealed this week and is on its way to the Geneva Motor Show starting March 3. It looks considerably more upscale compared to the outgoing model and adopts a set of sleek LED headlights flanking a chromed hexagonal grille while on the sides of the front bumper are strips of LED daytime running lights. The interior cabin has also been heavily improved with a big touchscreen display for the infotainment system along with more soft touch materials. There are ventilated and heated front seats, chrome accents and a power tailgate granting access to a 513-liter trunk.
As far as the engines are concerned, the new Hyundai Tucson can be had with a naturally aspirated 1.6 GDI with 135 HP (99 kW) or with a more powerful turbocharged 1.6-liter rated at 176 HP (129 kW). Both work with a standard six-speed manual gearbox but the turbo can be optionally paired to a dual-clutch seven-speed. On the diesel side we find the 1.7-liter with 115 HP (85 kW) working with a six-speed manual along with a 2.0 TDI available with 136 HP & 184 HP transferred to the wheels through a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
There are also plenty of safety systems available for the new Hyundai Tucson, such as the Rear Traffic Cross Alert, Smart Parking Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and others as well.