2022 Hyundai Tucson Gets Hybrid Powertrain Along With Redesign
Hyundai Motor Company has finally unveiled the fourth generation of its best-selling Tucson SUV. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson gets a hybrid powertrain with an aggressive look.
With an overall sales of over seven million units, Tucson is one of Hyundai’s most popular SUVs. The previous generation of Tucson had attracted many customers, and therefore, the company has positive hopes for its new model.
The SUV was long overdue for an update, and now the South Korean automaker has let the curtains fall. The all-new Tucson will be available in long wheelbase and short wheelbase variants to meet various customer needs. In addition, there are changes to the general design of the SUV.
The biggest highlight is its hybrid powertrain which will deliver low-emission, low-fuel consumption.
According to Press release, the SUV will go on sale from September this year as a 2021 model in South Korea. However, in the United States and other global markets, it will go on sale as a 2022 model with sales starting in 2021.
Mr. Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President of the Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group said: “We are delighted to present the all-new Tucson, the latest model in Hyundai’s SUV transformation.“
He also said the Tucson 2022 will set a new benchmark for innovation by offering an impressive mix of design, performance, packaging and technology.
Now let’s go ahead and give a quick look at what’s new in the upcoming Hyundai Tucson.
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Hyundai Tucson 2022 Hybrid SUV
Engine and powertrain
The Tucson 2022 will be available in three engine configurations, including a naturally aspirated ICE, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid.
The non-hybrid engine is a 2.5-liter direct-injection four-cylinder capable of producing 187 hp and 246 Nm of torque. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission system.
On the other hand, the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants will be powered by a 1.6-liter direct injection turbo engine in combination with a hybrid powertrain.
The 1.6-liter turbocharged engine has an output of 177 hp and 264 Nm of maximum torque. However, the combined hybrid powertrain delivers an impressive 226 hp and 349 Nm of peak torque.
The new hybrid powertrain features CVVD (Continuously Variable Valve Duration) technology for better power delivery, better efficiency and lower emissions.
For driving pleasure, the new Tucson offers various driving modes, including Eco, Comfort, Smart and Sport. The automaker has also added mud, sand and snow driving modes for some markets.
The new Hyundai Tucson has undergone significant changes when it comes to exterior appearance. The most obvious are the front grilles as well as the daytime running lights. The avant-garde design of the grilles, supported by the fog lights, gives it an aggressive and modern SUV look at the same time.
In addition, the presence of those sharp lines on the side, alloy rims and long and elegant taillights complete the sporty look of the SUV.
In terms of design, there are only subtle refinements. Users can choose between the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen or an optional 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen for the center console. The MID looks pretty much the same as the previous generation. However, the automaker has brought additional features to the upcoming model.
The new Tucson will be equipped with Hyundai’s digital key, which will allow users to unlock their cars using their smartphones.
In addition, the automaker has integrated a “car-to-home” function whereby drivers can link their smart home devices to vehicles and control them. This is very useful in case you forgot to turn off the lights in your house or the air conditioning; with this feature you can do it right from your car.
If we are talking about pricing, this has yet to be announced by the automaker. However, we will update it as soon as the company reveals it.
Anyway, what do you think of this new look of Hyundai Tucson’s hybrid variant?
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