after aHyundai Motor Company’s compact SUV enters its fourth generation today with the global performance of the all-new model. The new Tucson looks razor-sharp on the road, much higher than any other vehicle in its lineage. And yes, it is production-ready, even with those conceptual forward lights.
We have already seen new, But this is our first completely clear view of the SUV. The 2022 Tucson will be sold globally in long and short wheelbase variants depending on the region. Here in the states – as well as in China and Korea – we will get a longer wheelbase version, so that’s what we’ll focus on.
The biggest change for the fourth generation is the bold new exterior design, which Hyundai calls “Parametric Dynamics”. The 2022 Tucson looks spectacular from almost every angle, starting with the offensive,front end. You’ll find a huge geometric grille that integrates 10 “half-mirror type” daytime running lights that hide when completely inactive, but reveal themselves when lit. Main headlamps and high beams, meanwhile, are tucked into openings of small forests below the DRL.
SlightlyThe SUV’s raking roofline and bulging fenders, but overall the SUV is more sharp and angular, with more upright proportions. At the rear, Tucson’s pointed triangular taillights are joined by a full-width light bar.
Inside, the Tucson is designed to be what Hyundai calls an intercept concept, emphasizing spaciousness with the shape and details of a two-tiered dashboard. The chrome trim wraps around the front passengers, integrating air vents and flows into a waterfall-style infotainment stack accented by 64-color ambient mood lighting.
Front and center, Tucson piles up an optional 10.25-inch touchscreen for navigation above a low capacitive touch surface, with more infotainment shortcuts and controls for climate and media. At entry trim levels, the main display still steps down to the much larger 8 inch unit. Either way you go,And Are standard. Also standard is the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, which floats hoodless, next to the steering wheel and driver’s seat.
The take on the dashboard does not stop; Hyundai’s Remote Smart Parking Assist technology, which debuted on the Sonata and allows drivers to pull the vehicle away or out of a tight parking lot with the touch of a button, will also be available. There is the entire Hyundai SmartSense Safety Suite (there’s a tongue twister), rolling in adaptive cruise control that works in stop-and-go traffic, advanced lane-keep steering assist and more.
Hyundai digital key technology will allow owners to use the smartphone as a vehicle key. The digital key will allow drivers to lock and unlock doors, start the engine, and drive using Bluetooth and NFC technology. Even the phone can be used to remotely start the car and activate climate control up to 90 feet.
The Tucson will be available in traditional, hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Its engine room will be home to a 2.5-liter SmartStream four-cylinder that makes 190 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque or turbocharged hybrid system.
The hybrid’s 1.6-liter turbo four-banger makes 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, complemented by an electric motor for a total system output of 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It looks like a hybrid powertrainWith, presumably, the same 1.49 kWh lithium-ion battery is packaged for HEV and 13.8 kWh for PHEV.
The economy and plug-in limits have not been revealed yet, but we expect those details to be revealed as the 2022 Tucson launch nears. We hope to know more about an upcoming. A to the previous generation ; The next en line should be a global launch.