LOS ANGELES — Hyundai’s fourth-generation Tucson bunched crossover undergoes a abundant redesign, with a best wheelbase, new administration central and outside, two amalgam options and a adventurous N Line trim for the 2022 archetypal year.
The Korean automaker presented the U.S. adaptation of its bestselling agent globally in Los Angeles on Monday, alms decidedly added space, adamant administration and assorted drivetrain options to bigger attempt adjoin rivals such as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.
Through the third quarter, the Tucson was in eighth abode amid bunched crossovers, with U.S. sales of 91,139 — an 11 percent bead compared with the aforementioned aeon aftermost year. Segment aggregate is bottomward 20 percent overall.
“Our new Tucson represents the approaching of Hyundai’s full-spectrum eco-powertrain approach, alms internal-combustion, amalgam and constituent amalgam models,” said Thomas Schemera, arch of the artefact analysis at Hyundai Motor Group.
“With all-wheel-drive adequacy now added to new amalgam SUV platforms, barter no best charge to accept amid all-road, all-weather adequacy and outstanding efficiency,” Schemera said.
According to a Hyundai, the new-gen Tucson is 6.1 inches best and 0.6 inch wider, with an added 7.7 cubic anxiety of burden allowance and 6 cubic anxiety of commuter aggregate compared with the approachable model. In added all-around markets, Hyundai will action a short-wheelbase adaptation of the Tucson, but not in the U.S.
The new abject agent is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder powerplant with 187 hp compared with the approachable abject motor with 161 hp and the approachable alternative motor on college trims that makes 181 hp.
Hyundai didn’t appear absolute fuel-economy ratings for the altered models. It said the new abject agent has a targeted appraisement of 28 mpg for the front-drive archetypal compared with 25 mpg for anniversary of the accepted motors offered on the Tucson.
The automaker said the accepted amalgam is 30 percent added ammunition able than the accepted gasoline engine, which translates to about 36 mpg. The constituent amalgam is rated at added than 70 mpg-e, which is an appraisal of ability acclimated for electrified vehicles.
Hyundai additionally is developing an N Line adaptation of the Tucson for after in 2021. The adventurous trim will accept a added advancing exoteric actualization and autogenous touches.
It could additionally accept a high-performance turbocharged agent and dual-clutch automated manual based on added N Line versions of Hyundai vehicles.
In accession to its revised exoteric administration as allotment of its new Sensuous Sportiness architecture identity, the 2022 Tucson offers a added flush autogenous and added tech features.
“The autogenous offers three new technologies, including a 10.25-inch full-touch awning absolved of adamantine buttons, a hoodless agenda barometer array and multi-air ventilation,” Hyundai said. “This indirect, diffusing blast arrangement reduces potentially abhorrent airflow and is different in the automotive industry.”
Pricing, trim levels and added capacity will be appear afterpiece to sales launch. The gasoline and accepted amalgam models are set to access in bounce 2021, forth with the N Line. The constituent amalgam is accepted in the summer of 2021, Hyundai said.