The 2016 Hyundai Tucson, headed to showrooms in late July, is getting a completely new design. The next-generation model offers sharper lines, better fuel economy, advanced safety technology, and new powertrain options. Along with the new design comes a slight bump in starting price.
“The all-new Tucson hits the sweet spot of what consumers are looking for in a compact crossover with competitive pricing advantages at every trim level. For example, the Tucson SE has a MSRP advantage and averages $700 in additional content compared to its competitors in the class. As Tucson competes in one of the fastest growing and most competitive segments in the industry, we can’t wait for the 2016 Tucson to make its way to dealers in just a few short weeks,” says Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.
The exterior of the new Tucson features Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme with a sculpted body and sporty contours. The front features Hyundai’s signature hexagonal-shaped grille and offers LED headlights and accents. It even offers cool LED door handle approach lamps. The taillights are also available in LED.
The new design also focuses on improved performance and handling with over an inch longer wheelbase paired with over an inch wider stance. 19-inch alloy wheels are available with a new spoke design and beneath the new wheel housing arches. The new roof line features a sleek low-profile and functional design.
The interior for 2016 comes standard with a five-inch touchscreen or a step up to an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation. It also offers leather seating, a panoramic sunroof, and heated front and rear seats. A hands-free liftgate and a proximity key with push button start options are also available.
All trims come standard with a backup camera with additional safety technologies being offered such as Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection system, and Rear Parking Sensors. All-wheel drive is also available on all trims.
Under the sculpted hood is either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 164 horses with six-speed automatic on the base SE model or a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 175 horses paired with a seven-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission on the rest of the trim levels. The 1.6-liter is specially tuned for improved fuel economy and gets an estimated 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
The new 2016 Tucson will offered in the four trim levels. The base SE model starts at $22,700, which is $1,050 more than this year’s model. The top of the line Limited starts at $29,900. The Eco and the Sport fall in the middle with starting prices of $24,150 and $26,150 respectively.
The new 2016 Tucson is rolling into dealerships at the end of this month.