2016 Hyundai Tucson / IX35 gets ready for Geneva debut

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 19, 2015

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]

Press Release

The All-New Tucson – Shifting perceptions through bold design and technology

Bold and athletic exterior creates unique SUV appearance
"Design expresses our progressive spirit and passion, and it is transforming our brand. The All-New Tucson has a bold and athletic presence achieved through refined, flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and most importantly, our newest generation hexagonal grille - our brand signature," said Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Group.

The All-New Tucson adopts the strong proportions and profile of an SUV, and the design confidently creates a sense of the vehicle being sleek and agile.

The front of the All-New Tucson is dominated by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, which connects with the LED headlamps to create a distinctive identity. A wing-shaped appearance to the front bumper, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights, gives the car a unique style and provides a visual reference for the car's wide track.

By moving the A-pillar back it becomes visually disconnected from the long bonnet, accentuating the sleek profile. The directional shape of the wheel arches contribute to the agile and dynamic appearance, even at standstill. The expressive 'Z' character-line above the rear wheel arches creates a sculptural side profile and a powerful stance. The rear has a clean design with horizontal lines that flow from the rear wheel arches and which are accented by slim tail lights.

Refined interior combines elegance with ergonomics for a sensuous experience
As well as introducing new soft-touch, high-quality materials across the cabin surfaces, the interior has undergone extensive ergonomic testing to ensure ease of use and a pleasant and sensuous experience. The modern simplicity of the centre console is underlined by its horizontal orientation, and there is the option of an elegant Wine Red leather to bring added sophistication to the refined cabin ambience.

Generous space from efficient packaging
The All-New Tucson is built on a completely new platform that endows this C-SUV with generous interior dimensions. Clever packaging means that there is an excellent exterior-to-interior dimension ratio, optimising the space that is afforded to passengers and luggage. Comfortable and airy inside, it also delivers a substantial 513 litres of luggage capacity with all the seats up.

Convenience and connectivity features are tailored to customer needs 
New convenience features offered with the All-New Tucson include heated and ventilated front seats, with longer seating cushions for enhanced support and comfort. A smart powered tailgate (which opens at the approach of the key-holder) and Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) with parallel and bay parking function increase everyday usability.

Comprehensive active and passive safety package 
The introduction of new technologies means the All-New Tucson is one of the most comprehensively equipped vehicles in its segment when it comes to safety features.

These include an Autonomous Emergency Braking system – with three operation modes: pedestrian, city and inter-urban – which triggers automatic braking whenever it detects an unsafe closing speed with a person or vehicle in front, from low to high speeds.

In addition, a Lane Keeping Assist System proactively corrects the steering to avoid unintended lane departure, and the Rear Traffic Cross Alert system uses radar to scan a 180-degree area behind the vehicle, alerting the driver to any approaching cross-traffic. In addition, the Blind Spot Detection helps monitor traffic around the car, while the Speed Limit Information Function monitors local overhead and roadside speed limit signs and provides reminders. The Active Hood System raises the vehicle's hood to cushion the impact shock in a frontal collision with a pedestrian or cyclist.

Wide ranging choice of efficient power plants 
The All-New Tucson will be available with one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class in the European market. These include two gasoline engines: 135 PS (1.6-litre GDI) or 176 PS (1.6-litre T-GDI) – plus three diesel options: 115 PS (1.7-litre), 136 PS (2.0-litre standard power) or 184 PS (2.0-litre high power). The new turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with176 PS with the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) or a six-speed manual.

All engines have been enhanced to offer improved driveability and fuel efficiency, as well as meeting Euro6 emission standards.

Every All-New Tucson for Europe will be made in Europe 
Hyundai Motor will manufacture 100% of All-New Tucson models sold in European markets at its facility in the Czech Republic – a key part of its commitment to the region. Hyundai's confidence in its European build quality means that every All-New Tucson will come with the company's industry-leading Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty as standard.

After making its public World Premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the All-New Tucson will go on sale in Europe during the second half of 2015.

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