2016 Hyundai Tucson is representative of the third generation compact SUV, the South Korean car manufacturer. Name of Tucson is intended for models sold in the US market, while in Europe, its name is Hyundai ix35. At the company’s palette of SUVs, takes place under the Santa Fe (ix45) model. Although there were indications that the model for the 2015 MY, will be significantly altered, this model has received only version with hybrid drive. However, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, arrives on the market completely redesigned, with a large number of changes and innovations.
Complete redesign of the vehicle, was more than the expected move by the company. In fact, over the past five years, Tucson, did not change significantly, nor promoted. Introducing the new models was expected in 2014 LA Auto Show. However, the new Tucson was not found on the list of debuts, for this event. It is expected that its premiere will be postponed to the beginning of 2015.
2016 Hyundai Tucson – Changes
Photos and clips, test specimens, revealing a large number of changes, which brings the 2016 Tucson. Changes to the vehicle are visible on the front and rear. The vehicle was designed by a characteristic note of design, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The design of the front end of the vehicle, in many ways, reminiscent of the latest design Santa Fe SUVs. New design of the front grille and trapezoidal headlights with lots of LED accents. This front design, gives the wider look. At the rear is a notable new design lighting group. The rear lights are larger than the current model, and have a 3D effect. This design completes the futuristic look, the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson models.
In addition to the improved and modern design, the company has placed emphasis on improving the aerodynamics of the vehicle. For this purpose, are moved, raked A-pillars. Aggressive vehicle design, distinguishes this model from other SUV models, especially in the European market. It is logical to expect that the European version of the 2016 Hyundai ix35, to be identical, the new Tucson model.
As for the powertrain palette, do not expect a revolution. The new Tucson, the new ix35, retain the same drive units as well as the current models. Of course, it should be expected that the models for the 2016 MY, to be available in versions with a hybrid drive. Engines that are available to this model, are naturally aspirated units, 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter. Long present speculation about a new diesel engine and a small gasoline engine 1.2 L turbocharged, are not officially confirmed.
According to some information, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, it could be introduced in 2015 in Detroit. Then it will be removed doubts about the possible extension of the palette powertrain. The European version of the 2016 Hyundai ix35, will be presented later in 2015, at one of the European auto trade shows.