Hyundai’s all-new 2016 Tucson/IX35 was officially unveiled and will be shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, next month. The South Korean manufacturer says that its new Tucson/IX35 will redefine its C-SUV offering and will feature the highest level of design, quality and technology. When it comes to design, the front end of the vehicle is dominated by the signature hexagonal grille, a new front bumper that features a wing-shaped appearance and integrated LED daytime running lights.
The rear end features a clean design with horizontal lines flowing from the rear wheel arches, as well as new slim taillights. Interior was refined too and Hyundai used high-quality materials such as the optional “Wine Red” leather. Hyundai will offer two petrol engines, a 1.6-liter GDI producing 135 hp or a 1.6-liter T-GDI delivering 176 hp.
Diesel fans will be happy to know that there will be a 1.7-liter engine with 115 hp, a 2.0-liter engine with 136 hp but also a 2.0-liter engine with 184 hp. The 1.6-liter T-GDI engine can be equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) or a six-speed manual. According to Hyundai, the 2016 Tucson/IX35 models that will be sold in Europe, will be built at its facility in the Czech Republic.
“The All-New Tucson is a bold new car that represents another leap forward for Hyundai,” commented Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor UK. “With a fantastic design and advanced technologies, it makes a strong statement about where the Hyundai brand is heading and provides a highly competitive vehicle in the important C-SUV segment.” [source: Hyundai]