Sunday, February 22, 2015

UPDATED: The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Looks Like a Baby Santa Fe


UPDATE 1: We just took it out for a spin around Capiz to Caticlan (9/8).

Hyundai has just taken the wraps off the all-new Tucson and they’re hoping to push the envelope with its cutting-edge design and available technology. The third-generation compact crossover represents a significant step forward for the Korean carmaker and aims to be the poster child for the tagline, “New Thinking, New Possibilities”. It’s powered by a wide range of engines and, for the first time, will be made for Europe (at least for the European market).

The Tucson looks like a shrunken, more concentrated form of the Santa Fe. Upfront, it has Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille connecting to the LED headlights. The lower portion of the grille has been given a wing-like shape that extends nicely to the LED daytime running lights. The A-pillar has been moved back and the wheel arches given a more directional shape leading to a much more dynamic appearance. The Z-shaped character line near the back also contributes in giving the Tucson a much more compact yet powerful stance. The rear features a clean design with slim tail lights.


Inside, the Tucson is all about packaging gifting this compact crossover with generous interior dimensions. It’s larger than the model it replaces and shows it off with front seats featuring longer cushions and 513 liters of available luggage space. In addition, it gets a much more upscale look and feel with high-quality materials used throughout. Red Wine leather is an available option. With extensive tests done to improve ergonomics, the Tucson has a simplified center console with its horizontal orientation. Available features include heated and ventilated front seats, a smart powered tailgate, and Hyundai’s Smart Parking Assist System that allows it to park automatically in either parallel or perpendicular orientations.

Under the hood, the Tucson is powered by one of the widest range of engines in its class. These include two gasoline engines: 1.6-liter GDI (135 horsepower) and 1.6-liter T-GDI (176 horsepower). These are joined by three lean burning diesel engines: 1.7-liter CRDi (115 horsepower), 2.0-liter CRDi (136 horsepower), and 2.0-liter high-power CRDi (184 horsepower). The 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline direct-injection also sees the application of a 7-speed dual clutch automatic. Other models get traditional 6-speed automatics or manual gearboxes.



2015 Hyundai Tucson Key Specs (vs 2014 Hyundai Tucson):
  • Length: 4,475 mm (4,410 mm)
  • Width: 1,850 mm (1,820 mm)
  • Height: 1,645 mm (1,685 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 2,670 mm (2,640 mm)

25 comments:

  1. Nice and look perfect design for this kind of small compact suv good job hyundai.

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  2. Very nice fluidic sculpture design.

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  3. pila nanaman mga tao dito like the 2nd gen. tatabo nanaman hyundai sa sales. looks like hyundai is poised to take over the #2 slot from MMC

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  4. Better to wait Hyundai Santa Cruz!! if it come in PHDM.

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    1. It will come, by the end of 2016 or for the first quarter of 2017. :)

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  5. I will buy this. Very nice.

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  6. Santa Cruz? how 'bout Vera Cruz...

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    1. The Veracruz is now gone. It's been replaced by the LWB Santa Fe aka Grand Santa Fe. The Santa Cruz is Hyundai's compact pick-up concept.

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    1. As of now, the top-of-the-line 2nd Gen is 1.4M, The 3rd gen may cost more than that.

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  8. Guys if you want this tucson
    Here's my number 09438155011
    We will make reservations for you

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  9. hyundai pricing in the philippines its always grabbing your hard earn money, so think first...

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    1. It is because Hyundai Cars are being shipped here completely assembled, unlike Toyota and Mitsubushi, they have plant here to assemble their cars. Hyundai pays higher tax. :)

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  10. Hyundai 2016 is gorgeous! Im planning to buy the Elantra, but when I saw this, final decision.. gonna but this Tucson ! haha! nice job Hyundai! Cant wait.

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    1. I think this will be out in the market by September, 2015. Already launched but not yet out in the market.

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  11. I've been waiting for this. When is it due to arrive? How much would it cost? Deciding to get this or the H-RV.

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  12. Much better looking than the HR-V.

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  13. Received a spec sheet from Hyundai dealership. DRL and Panoramic Sunroof not included on the top of the line diesel variant plus it's not AWD. Also the price difference between 2.0 GLS (gas) and 2.0 CRDI is Php 170,000 and distinctive features among the two are engine and single pipe (gas) vs twin pipe (diesel) only and that's about it. The GLS at 1,368,000 is bang for the buck! For me it easily beats the CX-5 Pro and HRV (top of the line is around 1.3M also).

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    1. Hi Jet, what a nice info !!! i am emman from riyadh saudi arabia if you dont mind can i have a copy of Specs Sheet From Hyundai.. @ emmanhj39gmail.com

      Thank a lot....

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    2. Does the 2.0 GLS(gas) have RDL?

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  14. For Inquiries about THE ALL NEW 2016 TUCSON:

    LEO BEGONIA
    Sales Consultant
    HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
    09276039220
    leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  15. For Inquiries about THE ALL NEW 2016 TUCSON:

    LEO BEGONIA
    Sales Consultant
    HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
    09276039220
    leoobegonia@gmail.com

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