Hyundai used the 2015 New York auto show as the venue for the introduction of its all-new 2016 Tucson. Rather than a typical five-passenger crossover, however, this 2016 model year Tucson comes with some surprising future-forward features. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson offers a number of compelling features to help it stand out. Although many buyers won’t get the technical details of the dual-clutch transmission, the fuel economy number will be attractive.
2016 Tucson Redesign
The 2016 Tucson is the availability of LED headlights, complementing the LED running lights. While these headlights will be more energy efficient and last longer than standard lamps, the Tucson’s high-intensity discharge lamps can be had with a feature Hyundai calls Dynamic Bending Lights. This feature directs the headlights to aim into a corner based on steering angle. Although pricing has not yet been announced, Hyundai has often been able to undercut better-known competitors, and that will prove crucial for shoppers.
Hyundai has learned a thing or two about space management. Despite being only two and a half inches longer and less than an inch wider than the outgoing Tucson, the cabin space has grown.Hyundai will also offer a large suite of advanced safety features on the 2016 Tucson, such as a collision prevention system that automatically brakes when it senses objects or pedestrians in the car’s path. A blind-spot monitor, lane-departure warning and rear-view camera will also be available.
2016 Tucson Engine and Price
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson engine is a new turbocharged engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower. It’s mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission. This engine replaces the 2.4-liter four-cylinder from last year’s Tucson. The base 2016 Tucson has a carryover 164-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai expects the 2016 Tucson to return 26/33 mpg city/highway, which is a 5 mpg improvement over the 2015 model’s 2.4-liter engine. 2016 models equipped with the base engine and front-wheel drive are projected to earn 23/31 mpg, which is a slight improvement over the 2015 base model’s 23/29 mpg EPA rating.
Pricing for the 2016 Tucson has not yet been disclosed, but Hyundai claims it would not be much more than the outgoing model. the 2016 Tucson strengths that could shake up the small SUV market. It has grown up in many ways and while we’re far from knowing how it will rank among the pack of small SUVs, the 2016 Tucson has made a strong first impression. That could mean a base price of around $22,000, a mid-pack SE with popular equipment for around $27,000, and a Limited for around $32,000.