Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Hyundai Press | posted March 03, 2015 15:41
The next-generation Tucson comes with an array of gasoline- and diesel-powered engines
After releasing the first official images of their next-generation compact SUV, Hyundai has finally released new details about the 2015 Tucson at this year's Geneva Motor Show.
Up front it has the brand's signature hexagonal grill that connects the LED headlights while the lower section features a wing-shaped horizontal bar which houses the LED DRLs. Over to the side, the A-pillar has been moved further which provides a 'visually disconnected look' from the hood of the SUV.
Another distinct feature of the 2015 Tucson is the 'Z-character line' that is present above the rear wheel arch, which makes up for a agile and dynamic appearance according to the automaker. The rear on the hand has a simple horizontal design that is paired with slim taillights.
Inside, Hyundai claims that the all-new Tucson's cabin is fitted with soft-touch, high quality materials along with a revamped console design. The front seats have long seat cushions and can be specified to have power adjustment, heating and ventilation. The center console now features a horizontal design and comes with 8-inch display and the next-generation navigation system.
Available engines for the 2015 Tucson include two gasoline and three diesel options: The first gasoline unit is a 1.6-liter GDI that puts out 132 PS and is followed by a 1.6-liter T-GDI that generates 175 PS. Over to diesel, there is the 1.7-liter CRDi that produces 115 PS and 280 Nm of torque, followed by the 2.0-liter turbo diesel that cranks out 136 PS and 373 Nm of torque. At the top of the diesel range is the high-power 2.0-liter turbo diesel that delivers 186 PS and 402 Nm of torque.
Besides this, Hyundai also displayed a 48V Hybrid Concept. Based on the new Tucson, the concept SUV uses a 48 volt system that is comparable to a full hybrid's efficient figures. It is powered by the 136 PS, 373 Nm diesel turbo unit plus a 14 PS electric motor which gives the concept a total output of 150 PS and 413 Nm of torque