Since its launch in 2004, Hyundai Tucson has been a major competitor in the world of compact crossover SUVs. The car has a smart exterior and an ergonomically-designed interior that provides great comfort and convenience. The South Korean automobile manufacturer is planning to release the 2017 Hyundai Tucson which will come with notable modifications in all parts.
2017 Hyundai Tucson – Luxury and Elegance Design:
The upcoming car is built on the same design platform and architecture as the outgoing model. This platform requires the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum alloys and carbon fiber. The car will, therefore, continue to provide better speeds and fuel efficiency with the lower weight. Being a sports utility car, the new Tucson has an elegant and sleek body.
The front end of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson will have a powerful hexagonal radiator grille, LED headlamps & DRLs and a prominent bumper. In the rear end, there is modern exhaust twin nozzles, LED taillights, and an auto-open tailgate. Other notable exterior highlights include panoramic glass sunroof and side mirrors with turn signal.
The major highlight in the interior of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson will be equipment with leather trim in almost all the cabin components. The steering wheel will be heated while the rear seats will have stepped angle adjustment and headrests. Also, seating space will be enough for all passengers, and a roomy compartment will be provided at the back to hold some luggage. In addition, the new Tucson will have a modern infotainment system consisting of an 8-inch color touchscreen, a navigation unit, a phone integration system and a rearview camera. Other technological features include a dual-zone climate control, a functional instrument panel and a premium audio system.
2017 Hyundai Tucson – Powered for Efficiency:
The newest SUV model will be powered by a 1.6-liter I4 or 2.0-liter I4 engine. The 1.6-liter engine is rated 175 hp and 195 lb-ft while the 2.0-liter engine has a capacity of 164 hp and 151 lb-ft. The engines will be backed by 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission systems.
An anticipated vehicle will take 7.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph with a top speed estimated at 129 mph. The fuel consumption will be 25/30 mpg for the engine with 1,6 liter, and 23/31 mpg for the 2,0-liter engine. Concerning pollution, the CO2 emission rates are expected to be lower compared to the previous model.
The upcoming model is fitted with the following safety and security features: emergency stop signal, hill start to assist control, vehicle dynamic control, electronic stability control, seat belts, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, airbags, parking assist, adaptive cruise control and security alarms.
2017 Hyundai Tucson – Estimated Cost, Availability, and Competitions:
The base model of the newest 2017 Hyundai Tucson will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $24,000 while the top trim level will be retailing at $31,000. The car will become available for sale in late 2016.