The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson just made its North American debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show.
The Tucson features a new design and has adopted Hyundai’s corporate grille, but the revamp isn’t just skin deep. A whole host of new high-tech safety features are now available, including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitors, backup sensors and a standard rearview camera.
The interior has been completely redone, borrowing some of its design from the new Sonata, while the materials have been made nicer. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available with the new Tucson. More passenger room and cargo space will also be offered with the 2016 Tucson because it is built on a new platform.
In North America, the 2016 Tucson will come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the front-wheel drive model with the 2.0-liter engine is expected to be 23-mpg city and 31-mpg highway for a 26-mpg combined rating.
The Eco, Sport and Limited models will offer a new turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque with the Eco model expected to return 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway in FWD trim. The Sport and Limited models are expected to get 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive will be available as an option.
The new Tucson will hit U.S. dealers in July of 2015.
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