2017 Hyundai Tucson Release
Arriving just a year after the 2016 model received a complete makeover, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is expected to carry over basically unchanged. The third generation of this Hyundai compact crossover SUV came with a bevy of new features that make it a worthy competitor to the likes of the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Not only does it feature a much more inspiring exterior styling, it also boasts some of the most advanced technological systems. Bearing in mind the fact that the all-new Tucson starts under $24,000, it’s no wonder that many see this five-passenger ute as one of the most appealing options in this segment.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Exterior and Interior
Thanks to the brand’s latest „Fluidic Sculpture 2.0“ design, the redesigned Tucson looks a lot like the larger Santa Fe SUV. Compared to the previous version, the new model features a more mature exterior styling. Its front fascia is dominated by Hyundai’s signature trapezoidal grille and sharp LED headlights. Many agree that the all-new model has a more upscale appearance, while featuring a dynamic and aggressive stance at the same time.
As for the interior, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson boasts numerous improvements in terms of size and quality. Thanks to its longer wheelbase, the latest iteration of this five-passenger crossover offers noticeably larger passenger space and cargo capacity. The new cabin is replete with high-end materials such as the new Wine Red leather. It also comes with a thoroughly overhauled dashboard and an improved HVAC control interface.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specifications
Just like its predecessor, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson will be offered with a choice of two four-cylinder engines. The entry-level SE model will be available with the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter unit that makes 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Its power will be transmitted to the wheels through a six speed automatic transmission. As for the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, it cranks out 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both engines will be available with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive setups.
Price of Hyundai Tucson 2017
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson will be priced in the same range as the 2016 version. So, expect it to start at around $23,700. According to some rumors, the 2017 is expected to hit the showrooms in the second half of 2016.