2016 Hyundai Tucson goes official image

Hyundai has recently released the first official images and details with the new generation of the Tucson, which will be debuting at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, on the 3rd of March.

Following a teaser released just a day ago, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is finally here as the South Korean based automaker has recently pulled the wraps off its body. The new generation of the crossover has adopted a lot of styling cues from its larger brother, the Santa Fe, and it is getting a more sculpted body, a chrome hexagonal front grille flanked by the sleek headlights, LED technology in the DRLs and several other goodies which will be making it look instantly recognizable.

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson’s interior design has been updated too and this is now looking more premium as it has received new soft touch materials, a leather wrapped steering wheel which is multi functional, chrome trim noticeable on the door handles, heated and ventilated front seats, a large touch screen display, a power tailgate and several other tweaks. The crossover has 513 liters of cargo capacity with the rear seats up. Safety gizmos found on it include the Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Smart Parking Assist, Rear Traffic Cross Alert, Speed Limit Information System, Blind Spot Detection and so on.

Under its hood, the 1.6 liter GDI naturally aspirated engine is found, with its 135 HP (99 kW), connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. The turbocharged version has a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and 176 HP. Diesel lovers will be able to order the 115 HP (85 kW) 1.7 liter unit, with a 6-speed manual, or the 2.0 liter with 136 HP (100 kW) or 184 HP (135 kW), connected to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speeed automatic. The new Tucson will go on sale starting from the second half of this year. No pricing details have been announced yet.