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2018 Hyundai Tucson Sport trim gets a 181 HP four cylinder engine

It seems like the Hyundai Tucson will be expanding its range because the automaker is said to give the SUV a new Sport trim that will be equipped with a 2.4 liter four cylinder with 181 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 175 pound feet (237 Newton metres) of torque that starts at 4,000 rpm, together with a six speed automatic. This powertrain will be available in either a front wheel- or an all wheel-drive layout.

Naturally, the 2.4 liter powerplant will carry out a little more output than the current 1.6 turbocharged four cylinder engine with only 175 horsepower (131 kilowatts) and 195 pound feet (264 Newton metres). This particular engine came with a seven speed dual clutch gearbox.

If you know about the Tucson lineup, the Sport trim is allocated between the SEL trim and the SEL Plus. The Sport trim comes with all of the SEL’s features - from the power driver’s seat, heated front seats, fog lights, and blind spot monitoring. The Sport will be given a set of 19 inch wheels, and will feature things like lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, dual zone automatic climate control, LED approach lights, and a proximity key.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson gets new design, more tech, 2.4-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder

At the 2018 New York Auto Show, Hyundai debuted the refreshed 2019 Tucson. Some of the new changes give the updated crossover a look that makes it more like its larger sibling, or the new 2019 Santa Fe. Inside, the new Tucson also gets a handful of new upgrades, like a thoroughly revised interior, as well as an expansive suite of driver assistance technology.

When checking out the front end of the car, one would notice a tweaked trapezoidal grille that features sharper edges compared to the current design. The middle bit now gets four slats instead of three. The model’s more angular face even extends until the headlights, which now have L-shaped LED running lights. Unlike the front, the Tucson’s rear end upgrades are not quite as obvious, but the updates include a smoother shape for the taillights. The Limited trim level also gets extra chrome trim as well.

As you enter the cabin, this is where you will find most of the changes. Hyundai’s designers overhauled the center stack and now, the infotainment system is placed just above the dashboard, instead of integrating it like the usual. This makes it easier to move the vents below the screen so it isn’t too crowded. There is going to be an updated instrument display cluster for the drivers to look at, as well as an electronic parking brake.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson ‘Brute Ute’ with 700+ hp set to debut at 2015 SEMA Show

Hyundai is proud to reveal that it has built its most powerful Tucson yet. This magnificent vehicle – the 2016 Hyundai Tucson -- was created for the 2015 SEMA Show by the powertrain experts of Bisimoto Engineering. Serving as the starting point for its build, Hyundai utilized its 2.4-liter “Theta-II” power plant.

Similar to the 2015 Sonata last year, Bisimoto used a combination of fast-burning flex-fuel paired with strengthened internals, upgraded engine management system, and high-boost turbocharger. The result is a 700 horsepower engine that is partnered with a 6-speed manual transmission.

This version of the 2016 Tucson was created with the ultimate aim of placing technology and record breaking performance to an unexpected and brand-new vehicle platform. For this year’s build, the 2016 Tucson comes as the perfect platform, shares Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer Bisimoto Engineering.

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Turbocharged 2016 Hyundai Tucson debuts in the United States

Hyundai Motor Co. is introducing a turbocharged MY2016 Tucson small crossover just made for the United States. The redesigned Tucson now features the trapezoidal grille seen on the Genesis luxury car and Sonata sedan. The 2016 Tucson features a number of distinctive design touches like asymmetrical wheel arches for a rugged look.

The US-bound Tucson (base SE trim) will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, delivering an estimated 26 mpg in combined city and highway driving. This improvement was a result of the aerodynamic changes to the A-pillar, rear spoiler and underbody.

All three of the 2016 Tucson’s higher trim levels -- Eco, Sport and Limited -- will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and provides 175hp of output and 195 pounds-feet of torque. The engine delivers an estimated 29 mpg combined city and highway driving for the Eco trim and 27 mpg combined for the Sport and Limited trims.

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Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Group, remarked that the all-new Tucson is provided with a design that delivers a bold and athletic presence, as made possible by its bold proportions, flowing surfaces, sharp lines and the newest generation signature hexagonal grille.

Hyundai designed the all-new Tucson to feature the strong proportions and profile of a sport utility vehicle. Overall, the design of the new Tucson lends a new sense of sleekness and agility. As expected, the front end of the new Tucson is marked by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, as linked to the LED. The front bumper, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights, has been given a wing-shaped appearance, thereby providing a visual reference for the vehicle’s wide track.

The new Tucson now features a sleeker profile, as accentuated by the A-pillar that has been moved back to become visually disconnected from the long bonnet. The wheel arches are given a new directional shape that lends the Tucson an agile yet dynamic look. Just above the rear wheel arches is the 'Z' character-line that gives the vehicle a sculptural side profile. Featuring a clean design, the rear end of the Tucson is laden with horizontal lines flowing from the rear wheel arches, as accented by slim tail lights.

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If you want your 2014 Hyundai Tucson to be noticed wherever you go and also survive the zombie apocalypse, the Korean manufacturer announced that The Walking Dead Special Edition just arrived to the dealerships. The vehicle was first unveiled back in November at the LA Auto Show and celebrates the 10th anniversary of The Walking Dead graphic novel series.

As you can see from the photos, the 2014 Tucson The Walking Dead Special Edition comes with an Ash Black exterior that features red accent graphics package and Special Edition exterior and interior badges.

The new roof rack cross rails provide additional room for your survival gear in case of an apocalypse, while the mudguards and custom floor cargo mats keep the vehicle clean. Inside, Hyundai offers a custom Zombie Survival Kit – a Walking Dead 72-hour survivalist’s backpack and a Walking Dead Tucson Quick Reference Guide, to help utilize all the features in the Special Edition vehicle.

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John Patterson, the Dealer Principal at Tustin Hyundai, proudly handed today the keys to the first mass-produced Tucson Fuel Cell CUV of the brand. This was done in a ceremony along with Hyundai executives with Timothy Bush being the first ever Hyundai Fuel Cell customer. With regards to this momentous event, Mr. Bush revealed that his family is excited to play a part in driving a vehicle that helps with the environment as it has zero emissions.

He added that this also helps reduce the country’s dependence when it comes to imported fuels. The benefit of driving a Tucson CUV, he said, was that its daily utility was almost similar to the gas-powered version and thus it meant not sacrificing any of the family’s lifestyle. He continued by saying that it is also easy to fit the family’s things in the back.

Bush also said that the $499 lease rate is truly appealing and the unlimited free hydrogen fuel made the decision to have a duel cell model that much easier. Indeed at $499 per month, all of the Tucson Fuel Cell lessees will now be able get behind the wheel of the brand’s next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell. This offer includes, at no added cost, At Your Service Valet Maintenance and unlimited free hydrogen refueling. Not only that, retail customers for the first time can now have in their driveways the federally-certified mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell models.

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Set to go on sale this fall, the 2014 Hyundai Tucson is getting more standard equipment as well as a visual face-lift, direct-injection engines, new shock absorbers, according to a statement from the automaker. Both of the 2014 Hyundai Tucson engines received upgrades with direct fuel injection, instead of the old model’s multiport fuel injection.

The base Tucson GLS’s 2.0-liter inline-four engine has an output of 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque, better than last year’s model by five lb-ft. Its fuel economy rating also improved. Its front-wheel-drive models can return 23/29 mpg (city/highway), higher by one mpg in the city. Previously, the 2.0-liter engine was not available with all-wheel drive, but for 2014 it can be, leading to efficiency ratings of 21/25 mpg.

The 2.4-liter inline-four engine used in the Tucson SE and Limited received a boost of power from 176 hp and 168 lb-ft to 182 hp and 177 lb-ft.

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As shown at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2013 European-spec Hyundai ix35 crossover model features several upgrades when it comes to hardware and content. This compact crossover is closely linked to the U.S.-spec Tucson so it’s believed that Euro-market ix35 will preview several changes that the 2014 Tucson may receive.

At first glance, it appears that the modifications on the Euro-spec ix35 are subtle. But it’s a pleasant surprise to know that it features LED lighting in the form of front driving lights and rear taillights. Meanwhile, the ix35 will be powered by a direct-injected 2.0-liter engine that’s more fuel-efficient.

This also marks the first time for the diesel model (which isn’t expected to be offered in the U.S.) to be available with an optional six-speed automatic. Just the base-model Tucson gets a 2.0-liter engine in the U.S. market. This means that there’s room for either a U.S. Tucson with a downsized engine or Hyundai’s 2.4-liter Theta II GDI four-cylinder as featured in the Santa Fe Sport and Sonata.

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Amid the green movement that has taken over the car industry, Hyundai has announced the start of a trial program for a Tucson model equipped with a fuel cell drive train. Next year, this enter will undergo extensive testing in events throughout the country that Hyundai organized in collaboration with the South Korean government.

Hyundai will begin production for this model in 2015. The official name for this model is Tucson ix FCEV. It features a drive system that offers a driving range of 650 km per charge.

Hyundai said that this model, which has a drivetrain that consists of a 100kW fuel cell system and two hydrogen storage tanks, can operate at temperatures of minus 25 degrees Celsius. This model has evolved from the Tucson hybrid that Hyundai tested a few years ago.

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The rising demand for the all-new Tucson crossover has led to Hyundai Motor Co.'s decision to ramp up production at its Ulsan, South Korea, factory, in March, according to US chief John Krafcik said.

At the National Automobile Dealers Association convention, Krafcik, who is CEO of Hyundai Motor America, had said that the new-generation Tucson, which has a sportier body design and drivetrain and was introduced last December, is meant to attract singles and young couples. In January, Hyundai's US retailers saw a 128% year-over-year improvement.

Krafcik anticipates a huge jump this year; however, he didn't disclose projections. US demand for the Tucson dropped to just a little over 15,000 last year, from the 2006 figure of 52,000.

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