Hyundai has been making beautiful vehicles in recent years but this is with the exception of the Tucson. For years already, the mid-sized SUV has failed to look beautiful and it is not going to get any better with the upcoming generation of Tucson.
The latter is confirmed to be making its debut later this year and it is based on the concept mode that was unveiled at the last Geneva Motor Show. Hyundai claims that the next-gen Tucson is design with athletics in mind.
This results in a ‘shark nose’ front, sharper lines, shorter overhangs and a sleeker A-pillar angle. The disappointing bit is that Hyundai still wishes to keep its hexagonal front grille which doesn’t match well with the design changes.
Things are much better inside the car as the Tucson offers more space and this is possible thanks to the new architecture it is built on. We also like how the wine red leather covers the seats and it blends well with the black theme.
Under the hood, there will be multiple engine options coming with the Tucson. In detail, there are a total of two petrol engines to choose from and they are a naturally-aspirated 1.6 GDI with 133bhp and a 173bhp version with a turbocharger. Consumers can also choose between a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Furthermore, there will be three diesel motors to choose from. There is a 113hp 1.7L engine, a 2L 133hp and a 2L 180hp. The diesel motors are paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
In short, the next-gen Tucson is expected to appeal to the masses that are looking for a pleasant driving experience and comfort in the shape of a mid-sized SUV. The unfortunate thing is that the Tucson could have look better.