- Advanced and experimental: the all-new Tucson is not just an evolution, but a Hyundai design revolution
- Since its launch 16 years ago, Tucson has become Hyundai’s best-selling SUV with 7 million sales globally – including 1.4 million in Europe.
- Now on its fourth generation, the all-new Tucson features a standout design and the widest range of electrified powertrains in the compact SUV segment, including plug-in hybrid, hybrid and gasoline and diesel 48-volt mild hybrid options
- A best-in-class safety package and family-oriented convenience features sets new standards for forward-thinking customers
The all-new Tucson is the fourth generation of Hyundai’s successful best-seller with more than 7 million units sold around the globe since it launched in 2004. Of these, 1.4 million units have been sold in Europe. That makes it the company’s bestselling SUV globally. Hyundai’s new compact SUV arrives on the market with a revolutionary and ambitious new look that follows the company’s Sensuous Sportiness design identity.
By offering the most electrified powertrain line-up in the compact SUV segment, including plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and 48-volt gasoline and diesel mild hybrid options, the all-new Tucson completes the electrification of Hyundai’s SUV fleet in Europe. It will be produced in several factories worldwide, and will become the third generation of the model to be produced in Europe at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) production plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic. This underlines Hyundai’s commitment to the European market.
Hyundai is the brand with the broadest line-up of electrified powertrains, ranging from mild hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric to fuel cell electric variants. With the introduction of the all-new Tucson, it was key to also expand the electrification to our best-selling SUV globally. This launch marks a further milestone for Hyundai, as we now offer electrified versions of our full SUV range. With its progressive design and state-of-the-art powertrain line-up, the all-new Tucson will remain one of the key products for Hyundai in Europe.
‘Parametric Dynamics’: a revolutionary and unique exterior at the cutting-edge of SUV design
Rather than simply an evolution of the previous generation model, the all-new Tucson represents a revolution for Hyundai in design terms. Overall, it features a bigger and wider body than its predecessor. Its muscular stance combines sharp angles and dynamic proportions with rich surfaces, ensuring a progressive look without compromising on Tucson’s rugged SUV heritage. It is the first fully-changed Hyundai SUV to be developed according to the company’s “Sensuous Sportiness” design identity.
Prominent geometric patterns known as “parametric jewels” appear throughout the SUV’s design, giving it a progressive character. The most prominent display of these parametric jewels is on the vehicle’s front grille, where Parametric Hidden Lights provide a strong first impression. When the lights are off, the front of the vehicle appears covered in dark, geometric patterns, with no distinction between the signature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), which are seamlessly integrated into the grille. Thanks to state-of-the-art half-mirror lighting technology, when the DRLs are switched on, the dark chrome appearance of the grille transforms into jewel-like shapes, bringing an eye-catching element to an otherwise sleek appearance.
Parametric jewels also feature as a prominent design element on the side of the vehicle. Chiseled surfaces create a striking contrast between a sleek silhouette and masculine wedge, suggesting forward motion even when standing still. Taut athletic shapes seamlessly merge into angular wheel arches, where alloy wheels provide a powerful and dynamic stance.
On the rear, wide tail lamps with parametric hidden light details continue the design theme. The all-new Tucson’s rear bumper also integrates parametric pattern details with a three-dimensional effect, coupled with a sporty garnish.
A clean and sophisticated interior combines maximum comfort with state-of-the-art technology
The seamless integration of state-of-the-art technology provides all-new Tucson customers with an advanced and fully-customisable digital experience. This includes a fully digital, configurable dual cockpit, which consists of a new 10.25-inch open digital cluster and new 10.25-inch AVN-touch screen, which fills the centre of the vehicle. Hyundai’s designers dispensed with physical knobs and buttons, so all AVN and heat, ventilation and air conditioning functions are controlled via touch, making it the first Hyundai model to feature a full touchscreen console. The all-new Tucson is also equipped with the latest version of Hyundai’s Bluelink® connected car services.
The all-new Tucson delivers increased comfort and convenience for every type of driver
With a range of new convenience features, Hyundai offers even more comfort for Tucson customers.
This includes Multi-Air Mode technology which consists of a combination of direct and indirect air vents for air conditioning and heating to create a more pleasant indoor environment with more gentle air flow. The three-zone climate control now caters to passengers in the rear seats in addition to occupants in the front of the vehicle. Ventilated seats in the front and heated seats in the front and rear provide further comfort for the driver and passenger alike.
The all-new Tucson stands 20mm longer, 15mm wider, and has a wheelbase that has been increased by 10mm as compared to the previous generation, making it more spacious than ever before. As a result, rear passengers can enjoy 26mm of additional legroom. Meanwhile, boot space has been increased, offering up to 620 litres overall for luggage with the seats up and up to 1,799 litres with the seats folded, depending on the chosen trim and powertrain.
Most comprehensive active safety and driving assist package in its class
With advanced driver-assistance systems and the most comprehensive active safety package, the all-new Tucson delivers even more peace of mind for Hyundai customers. It is also outfitted with an enhanced seven-airbag system, which features a new first row centre side airbag, a feature unique to this segment.
The all-new Tucson is also equipped with a range of Hyundai SmartSense safety features, including for example: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), which now includes Junction Turning; Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM); Highway Driving Assist (HDA) 1.5, and Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control Curve (NSCC-C).
Four-wheel drive and Terrain Modes make the all-new Tucson a true SUV
The all-new Tucson consolidates its true SUV credentials with 4x4 capabilities. This is thanks to its new Terrain Mode selector, which provides even more enjoyment for drivers. This feature, available on the Tucson hybrid with automatic transmission, utilises Hyundai’s signature HTRAC four-wheel drive technology. This enables agile handling and better torque application depending on wheel grip and vehicle speed. In addition to different drive modes, three additional terrain modes – Mud, Sand and Snow – optimise the driving performance and HTRAC settings for an enhanced driving experience on a variety of terrain.
A comfortable or sporty ride with new Electronic Controlled Suspension and tuning
The all-new Tucson’s Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS) offers drivers flexibility thanks to its adaptive driving technology. Drivers can select from Normal or Sport mode depending on their driving preferences. The ECS automatically and continuously controls the vehicle’s suspension to maximise driving comfort and performance. It achieves this by taking into account driving conditions such as speed, road surfaces, cornering, stopping requirements and acceleration. By controlling the damping force on each individual wheel, ECS reduces roll, pitch and vertical motion to enhance ride and handling.
The broadest range of electrified powertrains in the compact SUV segment
With gasoline and diesel 48-volt gasoline and diesel mild hybrid, full hybrid and plug-in hybrid available to consumers, the all-new Tucson offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in the compact SUV segment. On top of the powertrain line-up at launch is the 1.6-litre T-GDI Smartstream hybrid version with an output of 230 PS. Beginning of next year, the line-up will be completed by a powerful plug-in hybrid variant with 265 PS.
‘Parametric Dynamics’: a revolutionary and unique SUV design
- The all-new Tucson is the first fully-changed Hyundai SUV designed based on the Sensuous Sportiness design identity
- New “Parametric Hidden Lights” DRL give the Tucson an unmistakable face, even in the dark
- The interior features a naturally-flowing layout that reflects the seamless user experience of its built-in technology
The all-new Tucson is the first fully-changed Hyundai SUV to be developed according to the company’s new “Sensuous Sportiness” design identity. This direction is characterised by the harmony between four fundamental elements: proportion, architecture, styling and technology. Its purpose is to bring a sensuous and emotional touch to Hyundai vehicles, realised by innovative technology and solutions.
The mission of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ is to elevate the emotional qualities of automotive design. We want our customers to feel moved. With the all-new Tucson, we are introducing its ultimate evolution and a definitive statement about Hyundai’s unstoppable forward momentum. Tucson’s advanced, experimental design is true to its pioneering spirit and raises the game in the industry’s most competitive segment.
Refraining from traditional drawing and sketching methods, Hyundai’s designers developed the all-new Tucson’s futuristic design elements through geometric algorithms produced by cutting-edge digital technology. This process, known as “parametric dynamics”, utilises lines, faces, angles and shapes created through digital data to create unprecedented, bold design aesthetics. As a result, prominent geometric patterns known as “parametric jewels” appear throughout the SUV’s design, giving it a progressive character.
The most prominent display of these parametric jewels is on the vehicle’s front grille, where Parametric Hidden Lights provide a strong first impression. When the lights are off, the front of the vehicle appears covered in dark, geometric patterns, with no distinction between it and the signature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), which are seamlessly integrated into the grille. Thanks to state-of-the-art half-mirror lighting technology, when the DRLs are switched on, the dark chrome appearance of the grille transforms into jewel-like shapes, bringing an eye-catching element to an otherwise sleek appearance.
Parametric jewels also feature as a prominent design element on the side of the vehicle. Chiseled surfaces create a striking contrast between a sleek silhouette and masculine wedge, suggesting forward motion even when standing still. Taut athletic shapes seamlessly merge into angular wheel arches, where alloy wheels provide a powerful and dynamic stance. The Tucson’s sporty sensibility is accentuated through a chrome accent line with an edged parabolic shape, starting on the side mirrors and continuing all the way to the C-pillar. From the side view, the wrap-around doors are complemented by a sharp and bold side character line, which sits in harmony with the robust and rugged look of the dynamic and angulated wheel arches.
On the rear, wide tail lamps with parametric hidden light details continue the design theme. The all-new Tucson’s rear bumper also integrates parametric pattern details with a three-dimensional effect, coupled with a sporty garnish. It is the first Hyundai model to apply hidden rear wipers, which sit under the spoiler. High-tech design elements are crowned by a smooth glass Hyundai logo, which looks three-dimensional but actually does not protrude from the outer surface, in a departure from traditional automotive manufacture emblems.
All-new Tucson customers can choose from nine exterior colours overall, including three new ones: Shimmering Silver, Amazon Gray and Teal. Moreover, the option of a two-tone roof in either a Phantom Black or Dark Knight offers customers even more scope for personalisation. Each exterior body colour can be combined with a two-tone roof.
- Shimmering Silver [NEW] with optional Dark Knight roof
- Amazon Gray [NEW] with optional Phantom Black roof
- Teal [NEW] with optional Phantom Black roof
- Phantom Black with optional Dark Knight roof
- Polar White with optional Phantom Black roof
- Engine Red with optional Phantom Black roof
- Sunset Red with optional Phantom Black roof
- Silky Bronze with optional Dark Knight roof
- Dark Knight with optional Phantom Black roof
Entering the all-new Tucson’s sophisticated and spacious interior, or INTERSPACE, is like walking into a neatly organised room where everyday concerns disappear. Inside, space, technology and information intersect harmoniously. Featuring sensuous forms inspired by waterfalls, twin silver garnish lines streaming from the centre fascia to the rear doors harmonise neatly layered premium surface materials in complementary neutral tones.
The seamless integration of segment-leading technology provides all-new Tucson customers with an advanced and fully-customisable digital experience. The new 10.25-inch AVN touch screen fills the centre of the vehicle. Hyundai’s designers dispensed with physical knobs and buttons, so all AVN and heat, ventilation and air conditioning functions are controlled via touch, making it the first Hyundai model to feature a full touchscreen console. High-quality soft-touch materials appear throughout the interior, lifting the look and feel to a new level, while new indirect air vents start from the doors and flow to the centre console.
The evolution of Tucson’s interior layout led to a lower instrument display and removal of the gauge cluster housing around the 10.25-inch digital cluster, enhancing the feeling of openness inside. The broad ridge of the dashboard blends seamlessly with the doors, wrapping around front occupants. These futuristic features provide an even more progressive feeling and bring new levels of high-tech design value to customers.
The ergonomically-positioned arm rest is connected with the shift by wire application for intuitive use by the driver, while also giving the car a clean and modern appeal.
Occupants can also enjoy pleasant ambient mood lighting, which re positioned in the two side pockets of the centre fascia, in the wireless charging pad and door map pocket. They offer 64 configurable colours and 10 levels of brightness to fit every mood and offer even more scope for personalisation.
In addition, customers can choose from three interior trims, including one-tone Black in fabric or leather, two-tone Black and Moss Grey in fabric or leather, and the Teal colour pack.
The Teal pack offers a black textile or leather seat with teal stitching on the seats, armrest and gear shift. Teal textile inserts also feature on the cloth crash pad and door trim.
Interior colour trims:
- One-tone Black (fabric or leather)
- Two-tone Black and Moss Grey (fabric or leather)
- Teal pack (fabric or leather)
State-of-the-art technology and connectivity
- The all-new Tucson features a 10.25-inch open-type digital cluster and a 10.25-inch AVN touch screen or an 8-inch Display Audio
- Customers can benefit from Hyundai’s state-of-the-art Bluelink® telematics, which boasts features such as remote lock, Last Mile Navigation and checking fuel levels via the Bluelink® app
- Other benefits include a premium KRELL sound system, wireless phone mirroring (in combination with Display Audio) and wireless charging
The all-new Tucson is equipped with a host of state-of-the-art human-oriented technology features to provide an advanced digital experience.
The fully digital configurable dual cockpit consists of a new 10.25-inch open cluster and 10.25-inch AVN touch screen. This offers a personalised space that is intuitively optimised for a high-tech user experience. For example, the colour schemes of the cluster change depending on which drive mode is selected.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow customers to mirror the functionality of their iOS and Android smartphones in a simplified and convenient manner. This feature is available wirelessly with the eight-inch Display Audio. Other infotainment and connectivity features on the all-new Tucson include a premium sound system by KRELL for an enhanced listening experience, a wireless charging pad in the centre console, and front and rear USB ports for even more convenience, particularly on long journeys.
Available connectivity equipment:
- [New] 10.25-inch open digital cluster
- [New] 10.25-inch Audio Video Navigation (AVN-T)
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (Offered wirelessly with Display Audio)
- Premium KRELL sound system
- Bluelink® telematics
- Wireless charging pad
- Four USB charging ports
Bluelink® Connected Car Services
Hyundai is offering the latest version of its state-of-the-art Bluelink® connected car services with the 10.25-inch infotainment system in the all-new Tucson. The upgraded Bluelink® offers a range of new benefits and services for Hyundai customers, including Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and a new User Profile feature. Meanwhile, customers can locate their vehicle, lock and unlock it remotely, or view vehicle attributes like fuel level, via the Bluelink® app.
Occupants can tailor their individual infotainment choices with the new User Profile feature. This allows customers to install up to two main accounts and one guest account, and upload a profile picture via the Bluelink® app. The User Profile stores users’ infotainment preferences, such as language, Bluetooth, navigation and voice recognition settings, as well as their favourite radio stations, in the cloud. This also allows users to download their profile to every Hyundai car equipped with this feature.
If drivers have to park their car within a 200-metre to two-kilometre radius from the destination, Last Mile Navigation can be activated to resume the guidance via Augmented Reality in the Bluelink® app on the driver’s smartphone.
In addition, the all-new Tucson will feature calendar integration inside the infotainment system, meaning the user will be able to see their Apple or Google Calendar on the AVN screen. Synchronisation is done via Bluelink® App settings. This is just one more reason for customers to use and download the Bluelink® app.
With the new cloud-based Connected Routing navigation, driving routes are calculated on a powerful server inside the Bluelink® cloud environment. This ensures more accurate traffic forecasting, more precise times of arrival, and more reliable route recalculation. As an additional benefit of Connected Routing, the autofill functionality saves drivers time in selecting a destination.
Finally, Hyundai LIVE Services add real-time parking information and fuel station locations including prices, as well as weather information. Destinations or points of interest can also be sent from the app to the in-car navigation system.
Bluelink® and LIVE Services features:
- [New] User Profile: stores users’ infotainment preferences, such as language, Bluetooth, navigation and voice recognition settings, in the cloud.
- [New] Last Mile Navigation: uses augmented reality to guide customers to their final destination via the Bluelink® app on the driver’s smartphone once they have parked their car
- [New] Connected Routing: cloud-based system that offers even more precise routes for daily driving thanks to more accurate calculation and autofill functionality
- [New] Live Parking Services: Live Parking Services feature has been upgraded to now include on-street parking price information
- [New] calendar integration: users can synchronise their Apple or Google Calendar on the AVN screen via the Bluelink® app.
- Remote services: drivers can lock/unlock their car, use the horn/lights and view vehicle status
- Hyundai LIVE Services: real-time traffic, fuel stations/parking spaces (with prices), weather, speed cameras
- Online voice recognition: powerful online (cloud-based) voice recognition with natural language understanding
- Find My Car: drivers can locate their vehicle easily in an unfamiliar setting
- Send to car (POI): search for local POIs and send results to car’s satellite navigation
- Security: Vehicle alarm notification
- Maintenance: diagnostics and vehicle report (e.g. tyre pressure and airbags), driving information
Increased comfort, convenience and roominess
- The all-new Tucson is equipped with a range of human-oriented comfort features, including Multi-Air Mode, three-zone climate control, front and rear heated seats, and ventilated front seats
- The rear seats can be folded in a 40:20:40 ratio at the press of a button or remotely for added convenience
- Tucson is also more spacious than ever before with a trunk capacity of up to 620 litres (seats up) or 1799 litres (seats down)
With a range of new convenience features, Hyundai offers even more comfort for all-new Tucson customers.
For the first time in a Hyundai vehicle, the all-new Tucson’s hidden type Multi-Air Mode technology consists of a combination of direct and indirect air vents for air conditioning and heating to create a more pleasant indoor environment with more gentle air flow. When this mode is activated, the air is dispersed to the newly added multi-air slots in the front, in addition to the normal air vents. The overall wind volume remains the same, and is therefore just as effective at changing the temperature, but the dispersion of wind reduces direct air contact and softens the air. This mode can be switched on and off based on the preference of the driver.
The three-zone climate control now caters to passengers in the rear seats in addition to occupants in the front of the vehicle. In addition, ventilated seats in the front and heated seats in the front and rear provide further comfort for the driver and passenger alike.
In addition, with Walk-in Device drivers can slide and recline the passenger seat for the convenience of front- or rear-seat occupants with the simple use of a button on the seat’s bolsters.
Rear Passenger Sleeping Mode allows the driver’s row to listen to their selected audio, including radio, calls or any other audio being transmitted via Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, without the same audio being transmitted to the rear speakers, so that passengers who are sleeping will not be disturbed.
More spacious than ever before
The all-new Tucson’s dynamic proportions and new platform provide a wide, open interior space that guarantees occupants comfort and roominess usually reserved for models in the segment above. At 20mm longer, 15mm wider, and a wheelbase that has been increased by 10mm as compared to the previous generation, the all-new Tucson is more spacious than ever before. As a result, rear passengers can enjoy 26mm of additional legroom. This has been achieved for both the hybrid and internal combustion engine models, due to a clever placement of the battery underneath the rear passenger seats. Meanwhile, boot space has been increased, offering up to 620 litres overall for luggage with the seats up and up to 1,799 litres with the seats folded, depending on the chosen trim and powertrain.
For improved convenience, the rear seats of the all-new Tucson can now be folded in a 40:20:40 ratio. Remote Folding furthermore allows the seats to be folded at a distance. The folding levers are located on the side walls of the boot.
Dimensions (in mm):
- Length: 4,500 (+20mm)
- Width: 1,865 (+15mm)
- Height: 1,650 (+5mm)
- Wheelbase: 2,680 (+10mm)
- Overhang: front 895mm, rear 925mm
- Second row legroom: 996 (+26mm)
Boot (in litres):
- Volume with seats up (Gasoline/ Diesel/ Gasoline 48V/ Diesel 48V/ Hybrid): 620 / 598 / 577 / 546 / 616
- Maximum volume, with seats folded (Gasoline /Diesel /Gasoline 48V/ Diesel 48V/ Hybrid): 1,799 / 1,777 / 1,756 / 1,725 / 1,795
The most comprehensive safety package in its class
- The all-new Tucson is outfitted with an enhanced seven-airbag system which features a new centre side airbag to prevent front passengers from colliding with one another
- The active safety and driving assist package has been upgraded to include Highway Driving Assist (HDA) 1.5, Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM), and Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist (BCA), among others
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with car, pedestrian and cyclist protection has also been upgraded to include Junction Turning
With best-in-class advanced driver-assistance systems and a wide-ranging active safety package, the all-new Tucson delivers even more peace of mind for Hyundai customers.
The all-new Tucson is outfitted with an enhanced seven-airbag system, which features a new first row centre side airbag, a feature unique to this segment. This prevents front row passengers from colliding with one another in the case of a collision, minimising the risk of serious injuries. When the deployment of the airbags is triggered by a front or side impact, Multi-Collision Braking automatically applies emergency brakes to reduce the risk of secondary, or multiple, collisions.
Hyundai SmartSense safety features
The all-new Tucson is also equipped with the latest Hyundai Smartsense active safety and driving assistance features for even more assurance. New features include for example Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Junction Turning, Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM), Highway Driving Assist (HDA) 1.5, and Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist (BCA).
Available Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features:
- [New] Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Junction Turning: this autonomous braking function can detect cars, pedestrians and cyclists. FCA now includes Junction Turning, which expands the range of protection to include collisions at intersections while turning left.
- [New] Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control Curve (NSCC-C): this system uses the all-new Tucson’s navigation system to anticipate upcoming curves or straights and adjusts the vehicle speed for safer driving
- [New] Lane Following Assist (LFA): automatically adjusts steering to help keep the vehicle centred in its lane. This works together with the upgraded Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) function, which now detects road edges as well as lines.
- [New] Highway Driving Assist (HDA) 1.5: as a combination of NSCC-C and LFA, it regulates the car’s speed and maintains its distance to other vehicles in front, as well as the current lane of travel on the highway.
- [New] Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) [Hybrid only]: aids drivers when parking and pulling out by autonomously moving forward and reversing the vehicle, even if outside of the car. The feature can be activated and controlled via the Smart Key.
- [New] Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA): This feature alerts drivers through audio and visual warnings when they are driving too fast and exceed the speed limit. As well as displaying the speed and alert the driver, ISLA can even adapt the speed autonomously.
- [New] Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM): offers an enhancement of the views on the side mirror by showing the rear view in the cluster when the turn signal is activated.
- Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW): monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. If the driver then activates the indicators, an audible signal is emitted.
- [New] Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist (BCA): uses rear radars to monitor rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. Where necessary, BCA emits an audible warning and applies differential braking.
- [New] Safe Exit Warning (SEW): alerts occupants if there is oncoming traffic when they attempt to step out of the car.
- [New] Rear Occupant Alert (ROA): monitors the rear seats via a sensor that detects the movements. Visual and auditory warnings are then relayed to the driver to ensure they remove passengers from the rear seats before leaving and locking the vehicle.
- [New] Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA): warns the driver when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving forward in cases where there is a delay to their reaction, for example at traffic lights.
- Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning (RCCW): reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility by alerting through audio and visual warning.
- [New] Rear Cross-traffic Collision Assist (RCCA): applies the brakes in case of the risk of a rear collision from crossing vehicles while reversing.
- Surround View Monitor (SVM): upgraded so that drivers can experience a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of the vehicle from various viewpoints.
- Driver Attention Warning (DAW) is a driver protection feature which helps monitor driving patterns in order to detect fatigued driving and prevent potential accidents. This works in tandem with LVDA.
- High Beam Assist (HBA): detects both oncoming vehicles and those in the same lane ahead at night, as well as changing to low-beam as appropriate, thereby reducing blinding effects on other drivers.
For further peace of mind, Hyundai offers its industry-leading five-year unlimited mileage warranty with the all-new Tucson.
Ride and handling
- The all-new Tucson is the first Hyundai SUV to receive an Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS)
- Drivers can select from Normal or Sport mode depending on their driving preferences
- Three new tire sizes (17, 18 and 19-inch) have been developed to improve comfort, road noise isolation and handling
The all-new Tucson has been developed and tested in Europe. It has undergone accelerated durability tests and dynamic testing on the most demanding race track in the world, the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. This is in addition to rigorous public-road testing throughout Europe, from the coldest winter testing conditions in Sweden to trailer testing in the Alps and hot weather testing in the south of Spain, to ensure that the high expectations of European customers are met.
A comfortable or sporty ride with new Electronic Controlled Suspension and tuning
Thanks to the flexibility offered by the new Electronic Controlled Suspension’s (ECS) adaptive damping technology, Hyundai’s engineers have achieved a very versatile driving behaviour, depending on the situation and driver preference. For daily commuting in Normal or Eco mode, the development was focused on a comfortable, flat and stable ride, even on the most challenging roads. The ECS automatically and continuously controls the vehicle’s suspension to maximise driving comfort and performance. It achieves this by taking into account driving conditions such as speed, road surfaces, cornering, stopping requirements and acceleration. By controlling the damping force on each individual wheel, ECS reduces roll, pitch and vertical motion to enhance ride and handling. When choosing the Sport mode, all-new Tucson drivers can enjoy an extra level of responsiveness and control.
Meanwhile, the conventional dampers use a new valve technology that offers more tuning flexibility for an improved ride. A MacPherson strut on the front and multi-link suspension on the rear ensure good levels of comfort and handling.
The all-new Tucson’s Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS), which features a new generation Belt Drive steering gear, was tuned to match the character of the vehicle’s suspension. Over the course of many months of testing with both prototype vehicles and cutting-edge engineering simulation and virtual development tools, Hyundai’s engineers have finely calibrated the system to ensure drivers can experience smooth and connected steering. Drivers who select Sport Mode will experience a sharper steering effort build-up, before enjoying a greater sense of precision when driving, for instance, on a winding country road.
Hyundai has developed a wide variety of tyre options for the all-new Tucson with three aerodynamic wheel choices: 17-inch steel or alloy, and 18- or 19-inch alloy options. The tyre choices were developed in close cooperation with top-tier tyre manufacturers Continental and Michelin, with special attention given to aspects such as comfort, road noise isolation and the handling performance. In addition, Hyundai’s engineers achieved low rolling resistance values, which contribute to minimising the vehicle’s fuel consumption and emissions. This underlines the company’s commitment to producing eco-friendly cars without compromising on performance.
Four-wheel drive and Terrain Modes make the all-new Tucson a true SUV
The all-new Tucson’s Terrain Mode feature, available on hybrid version with automatic transmission, utilises Hyundai’s signature HTRAC four-wheel drive technology. This enables agile handling and better torque application depending on wheel grip and vehicle speed. In addition to different drive modes, three additional terrain modes – Mud, Sand and Snow – optimise the driving performance and HTRAC settings for an enhanced driving experience on a variety of terrain.
The broadest range of electrified powertrains in the compact SUV segment
- The all-new Tucson offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in its segment without compromising on being fun to drive
- At the top of the launch line-up is the Tucson Hybrid with a 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with 230 PS and a six-speed automatic transmission (6AT)
- The 1.6-litre T-GDI engine is also available with 48-volt mild hybrid technology, either with 150PS or 180PS. These can be paired with either a six-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT) or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT)
- A 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine with 48-volt mild hybrid technology with a 7DCT delivers 136PS
- As non-electrified versions, customers can choose from the 1.6-litre T-GDI engine with 150 PS with a six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or the 1.6-litre CRDi engine with 115 PS paired with a 6MT
- A plug-in hybrid with 265PS will arrive at the beginning of next year
By offering five electrified powertrain options and two internal combustion engines with in total four transmission choices, the all-new Tucson suits every type of driver. With gasoline and diesel 48-volt mild hybrid, full hybrid and plug-in hybrid options available, the Tucson offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in the compact SUV segment. In addition, it is available with two gasoline and diesel options. The powertrain options were developed to reduce emissions without compromising on being fun to drive.
The whole line-up is based on two Hyundai Smartstream engines: the 1.6-litre T-GDI gasoline and the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, which are available with different levels of electrification or without.
The 1.6 T-GDI Smartstream engine features the world’s first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology. CVVD optimises engine performance and fuel efficiency while also being eco-friendly. The valve control technology regulates the duration of the valve opening and closing according to driving conditions. This is the only system that can change the duration of the valve opening during a ride, depending on conditions. The technology increases performance by 4% and fuel efficiency by 5%, and decreases emissions by 12%.
For even more performance and reduced emissions, customers can choose the powerful 230 PS hybrid powertrain. It combines the instant torque of a 44.2 kW electric motor with the power output of the 1.6 T-GDI engine. The system is paired with a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, and available with a six-speed automatic transmission (6AT) and two-wheel or four-wheel drive. A 265 PS plug-in hybrid variant will be available to customers in the beginning of 2021.
When combined with Hyundai’s efficient and responsive 48-volt mild hybrid technology, the 1.6 T-GDI comes with two different power outputs, either with 150 PS or with 180 PS and optional four-wheel drive. Both outputs can be combined with a six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT) or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT).
When not mated to the 48-volt mild hybrid system, the 1.6-litre T-GDI Smartstream gasoline engine is available with 150 PS, a six-speed manual transmission and four- or two-wheel drive.
Another option is the 1.6-litre CRDi Smartstream diesel engine. The 48-volt mild hybrid variant delivers 136 PS and arrives with 7DCT and either four- or two-wheel drive.
The 1.6-litre CRDi Smartstream diesel engine is also available with 115 PS and a six-speed manual transmission with two-wheel drive.
Hyundai’s new Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)
All-new Tucson customers have the option of Hyundai’s newly developed intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT). The iMT’s clutch, paired with the gasoline 48-volt mild hybrid options, operates purely electronically, and decouples the engine from the transmission after the driver releases the accelerator while driving at constant speed, allowing the car to enter into coasting mode. This improves overall fuel efficiency. There are two levels of coasting: with the engine still on in idle and with the engine off. The driver’s chosen gear remains engaged even with the engine off. The engine restarts in the same gear as soon as the driver presses either the brake or accelerator pedal thanks to the burst of power provided by the Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG). The transmission restarts the engine in neutral (with an open clutch) if the driver pushes the clutch pedal to change gear, or if the vehicle speed is too low for the current engaged gear.
The first all-new Tucson models – hybrid, diesel and gasoline including 48-volt mild hybrid – will appear in Hyundai’s European showrooms towards the end of this year. Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid version and N Line trim will arrive at the beginning of next year.