As you already knew, today we were at Berlin at the preview of the next-generation 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Now we can share with you the complete press release, pictures and videos.
Hyundai’s latest SUV represents a significant step forward
“Hyundai Motor has high aspirations for the brand in Europe. The All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a bold new car and our brand ambassador that brings to life our claim ‘New Thinking, New Possibilities’. Through great design and advanced technologies, it represents another leap forward for Hyundai in Europe. And, as a total package, it offers customers value beyond expectations,” commented Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe.
Bold and athletic exterior creates unique SUV appearance
“Design expresses our progressive spirit and passion, and it is transforming our brand. The All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson has a bold and athletic presence achieved through refined, flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and most importantly, our newest generation hexagonal grille – our brand signature,” said Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Group.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]The All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson adopts the strong proportions and profile of an SUV, and the design confidently creates a sense of the vehicle being sleek and agile.
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 identity.
A wing-shaped appearance to the front bumper, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights, gives the car a unique style and provides a visual reference for the car’s wide track.
By moving the A-pillar back it becomes visually disconnected from the long bonnet, accentuating the sleek profile. The directional shape of the wheel arches contribute to the agile and dynamic appearance, even at standstill. The expressive ‘Z’ character-line above the rear wheel arches creates a sculptural side profile and a powerful stance. The rear has a clean design with horizontal lines that flow from the rear wheel arches and which are accented by slim tail lights.
Refined interior combines elegance with ergonomics for a sensuous experience
As well as introducing new soft-touch, high-quality materials across the cabin surfaces, the interior has undergone extensive ergonomic testing to ensure ease of use and a pleasant and sensuous experience. The modern simplicity of the centre console is underlined by its horizontal orientation, and there is the option of an elegant Wine Red leather to bring added sophistication to the refined cabin ambience.
Generous space from efficient packaging
The All-New Tucson is built on a completely new platform that endows this C-SUV with generous interior dimensions. Clever packaging means that there is an excellent exterior-to-interior dimension ratio, optimising the space that is afforded to passengers and luggage. Comfortable and airy inside, it also delivers a substantial 513 litres of luggage capacity with all the seats up.
Convenience and connectivity features are tailored to customer needs
New convenience features offered with the All-New Tucson 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 increase everyday usability.
Comprehensive active and passive safety package
The introduction of new technologies means the All-New Tucson is one of the most comprehensively equipped vehicles in its segment when it comes to safety features. These include 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, 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, the 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 Active Hood System raises the vehicle’s hood to cushion the impact shock in a frontal collision with a pedestrian or cyclist.
Wide ranging choice of efficient power plants
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]The All-New Tucson will be available with one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class in the European market. These include two gasoline engines: 135 PS (1.6-litre GDI) or 176 PS (1.6-litre T-GDI) – plus three diesel options: 115 PS (1.7-litre), 136 PS (2.0-litre standard power) or 184 PS (2.0-litre high power). The new turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with176 PS with the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) or a six-speed manual.
All engines have been enhanced to offer improved driveability and fuel efficiency, as well as meeting Euro6 emission standards.
Every All-New Tucson for Europe will be made in Europe
Hyundai Motor will manufacture 100% of All-New Tucson models sold in European markets at its facility in the Czech Republic – a key part of its commitment to the region. Hyundai’s confidence in its European build quality means that every All-New Tucson will come with the company’s industry-leading Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty as standard.
After making its public World Premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the All-New Tucson will go on sale in Europe during the second half of 2015.
All-New Tucson preliminary technical data in Europe
Exterior dimensions (mm)
*excluding exterior mirrors
Engines and transmissions
|Gasoline||Power output||Transmission available|
|1.6-litre GDI||135 PS||6MT|
|1.6-litre T-GDI||176 PS||6MT / 7DCT|
|2.0-litre standard power||136 PS||6MT / 6AT|
|2.0-litre high power||184 PS||6MT / 6AT|
**all information is subject to change