The 2016 Hyundai Tucson made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show yesterday. Until now, we’ve only seen the European version, which debuted at last month’s Geneva show.
The biggest difference can be found under the hood, where we find a 2.0-litre four-cylinder powerplant that makes 164 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. Base models get an automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, with all-wheel-drive as an option.
The Tuscon will also be offered with a new 1.6L four-cylinder turbo, replacing the last models naturally-aspirated 2.4L four-banger. It makes 175 hp and 195 lb.-ft., mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
In addition to AWF, Hyundai’s Active Control drive settings engage automatically depending on road conditions, but can also be controlled manually by the driver. Expect to see more security features on the latest Hyundai crossover, including more electronic safety aids, new driver control systems and a back-up camera as standard on all models when the 2016 Tucson arrives in dealers in the summer of 2016.
Compared to the previous generation, the New 2016 Tucson is 2.8 centimetres wider and 7.6 cm taller, and there’s more room inside, too.