2016 Hyundai Tucson Price and Release
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson belongs to the third generation of the compact SUV. This South Korean vehicle is known as the Tucson in North America, while it bears the ix35 nameplate in Europe. It slots right beneath the Santa Fe (ix45) in the company’s SUV range. Although it was previously reported that the 2015 MY was going to be thoroughly revised, it actually came mostly unchanged except for the new hybrid powertrain. However, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a wholly redesigned model with plenty of upgrades and innovations.
An all-new model comes as Hyundai’s quite logical new step. The Tucson hasn’t received any substantial changes during the last five years, and the new-generation model was even anticipated for the 2014 LA Auto Show. Anyway, the new Tucson failed to make its debut at the LA event. So, it debuted first in March 2015 in Geneva, and in April the same year in New York.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Specs
The upcoming model features a host of changes and upgrades. The 2016 Tucson comes with a large number of notable changes on both the front and rear ends. Its exterior styling is obviously based on the well-known Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. The new front fascia shares much of its styling cues with the latest Santa Fe SUV. For instance, the new front grille as well as the trapezoidal headlights adorned with plenty of LED accents. So, the new shape of the front fascia gives impression of a considerably wider vehicle. As for the rear end, it is dominated by newly designed light clusters. The tail lights are notably larger than those found on the outgoing model, and they also come with a 3D effect. All these features contribute to a futuristic feel when it comes to the 2016 Hyundai Tucson’s exterior design.
Apart from giving it a sleek new sheet metal, the company has put a lot effort in enhancing the Tucson’ aerodynamics. To that end, the raked A-pillars were moved. What sets this SUV apart from the rest of the competition, especially in Europe, is its aggressive stance. As for the European version, the 2016 Hyundai ix35, it arrived basically identical to the new Tucson model.
When it comes to the engine department, we did not expect any revolutionary changes. Both the Tucson and the ix35 retain the familiar engines under their hoods. Needless to say, the 2016 MY once again is offered with the hybrid powertrain. The two gasoline engines come in the form of naturally aspirated 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter units. The long-rumored diesel engine as well as the small turbocharged gasoline 1.2-liter unit haven’t been officially confirmed yet.
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is offered with four trim levels. These are the SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited. The price of new Tucson 2016 is range from around $23,000 to about $33,000.