South Korean automaker Hyundai, the fifth largest automaker in the world when bundled with affiliate Kia Motors, has just unveiled the latest pricing details for the 2016 Tucson going on sale this month in the United States.
Hyundai has said the starting price for their latest generation crossover is of $22,700, with the most affordable Tucson SE coming with features such as air conditioning, a multi-function steering wheel and a six-speaker audio system. Also on offer is Bluetooth/iPod/USB/Aux connectivity, a rearview camera, tinted windows 17-inch alloy wheels and an infotainment system that features a five inch display. Under the hood the crossover has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 164 bhp and 151 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that can work in conjunction with the optional all-wheel drive system. Up from there we go to the Tucson Eco, priced from $24,150, which has all the above features and ads LED daytime running lights, fog lights and roof rails. There are also illuminated vanity mirrors, a power driver’s seat and under the hood we find an efficient turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine boasting 175 bhp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
The upscale clients can go for the Tucson Sport, which goes from $26,150 and stepping up with heated front seats, a power liftgate and 19-inch alloy wheels, while safety is handled by numerous systems such as Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The top of the range is the Tucson Limited, starting at $29,900 and adding more chrome trim, together with LED lights front and back. Inside we find leather upholstery, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, rear air vents and electro chromatic rearview mirror. Also, the sound system is swapped for a premium one operated via an 8-inch infotainment system with navigation.