Hyundai Motor Company’s released the new Tucson L for the the chinese market in the 2020 Guangzhou Motor Show. The Tucson L is based on the long wheel base but it has some differences compared to it, such as dual mufflers, headlamp and rear lamp black package or indoor’s ultra-large display.
The body size of the Tucson L is the same as the domestic and US-spec models. There are another version, or short wheel base made for Europe. Like with the Elantra and Sonata, the Tucson is also a long wheel base because interior rear space is something that chinese customers value a lot. The total length is 4630mm, the width is 1865mm, the height is 1665mm, and the wheelbase is 2755mm.
All of the new Chinese Tucson is produced locally at the Beijing-Hyundai plant in China. The exterior has some changes compared to the regular model. Dark chrome bumper garnish, silver paint skid plate, glossy black B and C pillars, and exterior mirror chrome garnish are available. Unlike domestic specifications, the headlamps, rear lamps, and Hyundai Motor’s emblem are finished in black, and a newly designed rear diffuser with dual mufflers is applied.
That big screen we spotted during the Tucson development was for the Chinese market
The interior is more unconventional. The center fascia was equipped with an extra-large display, so the physical buttons except the emergency light button disappeared. It is a design similar to the recently unveiled Mercedes S-Class. Most of the functions including the air conditioner are integrated into the display. A D-cut multifunctional steering wheel is provided. The powertrain of the new Chinese Tucson consists on two Smartstream Turbo Gasoline engines.
The 1.5 turbo is combined with the 7-speed DCT transmission to achieve a maximum output of 170 horsepower and a maximum torque of 25.8 kgm. The 2.0 Turbo is combined with the Smartstream 8-speed automatic transmission, with a maximum output of 240 horsepower and a maximum torque of 36.0 kgm.
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