Hyundai has revealed the all-new Tucson SUV online and it would make its public debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. While the All-New Tucson adopts an SUV profile and strong proportions, the design team have worked to ensure a sleek and agile look. The all-new Tucson will go on sale in Europe during the second half of 2015, and it would not be launched in India as Hyundai would launch the ix25 compact SUV in the country.
The front of the All-New Tucson is dominated by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, which connects with the LED headlamps to create a distinctive face. The front bumper features a wing-shaped appearance, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights, giving the car a unique style and provides a visual reference to its wide track. As well as introducing new soft-touch, high-quality materials across cabin surfaces, the interior has undergone extensive ergonomic testing to ensure ease of use and a pleasant experience. The modern simplicity of the centre console is underlined by its horizontal orientation, and there is an optional ‘Wine Red’ leather to bring further sophistication to the cabin.
The All-New Tucson is built on a completely new platform which features generous interior dimensions. Clever packaging ensures an excellent exterior-to-interior dimension ratio, optimising the space that is afforded to passengers and luggage. Comfortable and airy inside, Tucson SUV delivers a substantial 513 litres of luggage capacity with all the seats up. Comfort features include heated and ventilated front seats, with longer seating cushions for enhanced support and comfort. A smart powered tailgate (which opens at the approach of the key-holder) and Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) with parallel and bay parking function both increase everyday usability.
As for safety, it boasts an Autonomous Emergency Braking system – with three operation modes: pedestrian, city and inter-urban – which triggers automatic braking whenever it detects an unsafe closing speed with a person or vehicle in front, and operates from low to high speeds. In addition, a Lane Keeping Assist System proactively corrects the steering to avoid unintended lane departure, and the Rear Traffic Cross Alert system uses radar to scan a 180-degree area behind the vehicle, alerting the driver to any approaching cross-traffic. In addition, Blind Spot Detection helps monitor traffic around the car, while the Speed Limit Information Function monitors local overhead and roadside speed limit signs and provides reminders.
The All-New Tucson will be available with one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class. These include two gasoline engines: 1.6L GDI with 135 PS of top power or 1.6L T-GDI with 176 PS of maximum power – plus three diesel options: 1.7L with 115 PS of power, 2.0L standard power with 136 PS of power or 2.0L high power with 184 PS of maxm power. The new turbocharged 176 PS 1.6-litre T-GDI engine can be paired with either a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) or a six-speed manual.