The new 2021 Hyundai Tucson has been revealed ahead of an Australian launch in the first half of next year.
Hyundai says the new generation of the popular SUV brings “progressive design, eco-focused powertrains and advanced technologies.”
Dimensionally, the Tucson comes in at 4630mm long (+150mm), 1865mm wide (+15mm), and 1665mm tall (+5mm) with a 2755mm wheelbase (+85mm).
Locally, Hyundai will launch the Tucson with revised versions of the engines from the outgoing model meaning the range will open with a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit producing 130kW and 265Nm.
There will also be a 130kW/265Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 136kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.
Overseas markets will also get a 141kW/246Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine along with hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. At this stage, Hyundai says these powertrains are under consideration.
The 2.5-litre engine is likely to be seen locally in the N-Line version which is confirmed for Australia.
As is the case now, buyers will have the option of front or all-wheel drive depending on the grade.
Design-wise, Hyundai claims the design adheres to ‘parametric dynamics’ with kinetic jewel surface details that emphasise a distinctly different identity in a crowded segment. It sticks closely to last year’s Vision T PHEV Concept.
On the inside, there’s a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity for two phones, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included.
Hyundai’s new digital key will also feature allowing owners to unlock and start their vehicle via an app on their smartphone.
Locally, the Tucson will be available with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, a surround-view monitor, high-beam assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.
The new Tucson is set to arrive in Australia in the first half of 2021, full specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.
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