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New Hyundai Tucson - Hard work works

  • Tucson, Hyundai’s best-selling model in Europe, gets a major design update, a revised powertrain line-up and more advanced technology and convenience features
  • The new full LED headlamps and the Cascading Grille, the company’s family identity, refresh the New Hyundai Tucson’s striking appearance
  • Hyundai expands the powertrain line-up with a newly developed, efficient Smartstream 1.6-litre turbo-charged four-cylinder diesel engine which increases performance and reduces CO2 emissions
  • The New Hyundai Tucson is the company’s first model with a diesel mild hybrid powertrain system supported by a 48 V electric motor
  • Premium connectivity features, including audio systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as the optional 7-inch display audio, provide extra comfort
  • For passenger safety the New Tucson offers features available before only in the D-SUV segment such as Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and the newly developed Surround View Monitor
  • Designed and built in Europe, Hyundai’s new C-SUV fulfils the highest quality standards to meet European customers’ expectations

- The New Tucson, Hyundai Motor’s best-selling model in Europe, receives a major update in design, connectivity and safety.

New powertrains enhance the car’s sportiness and efficiency, making the New Tucson an even more reliable companion on and off the road. Hyundai’s C-SUV now features the Cascading Grille, the brand’s family identity uniting all Hyundai models. Futhermore, it is equipped with best-in-class safety features and class-leading comfort and convenience features. The New Hyundai Tucson will be available across Europe in summer 2018.


The current Tucson is our most important sales driver and fastest-selling car in Europe with more than 390,000 units sold since its launch in 2015. With its bold design and the high level of safety and connectivity equipment, our core model Tucson attracts new customers year after year. This major update keeps our successful design approach and significantly enhances the competitive package, as we aim to continue its success story as our best-selling model.

Andreas-Christoph HofmannVice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe

Loved and trusted by European customers

Designed and built in Europe, the Tucson fulfils the highest quality standards to meet European customers’ expectations. Its new design accents as well as sharp and elegant lines strengthen the character of the progressive C-SUV and make it even more attractive for European customers who appreciate the Tucson particularly for its design. The sporty exterior design is achieved by the Cascading Grille and the refined new light signature with full LED headlights give the car a high-tech image. Furthermore an uplifted front bumper, refined skid plate and a new wheel design complement the Tucson’s exterior appearance. The car is also equipped with a new rear taillight as well as a redesigned rear bumper and muffler. By offering a combination of exceptional roominess, a highly ergonomic interior design and a wide range of advanced powertrains the New Tucson delivers greater efficiency and driving dynamics.

Revised powertrains for better performance

The New Tucson is powered by two diesel and two petrol engines. All of them are revised achieving a reduced weight, which further improves CO2 emissions. Additionally, the New Tucson is the first Hyundai to be available with a mild hybrid 48 V powertrain. The new mild hybrid powertrain system is the efficient solution for customers looking for a vehicle with a great cost-efficiency ratio.

The most powerful powertrain in this line-up is the 2.0-litre diesel engine with an output of 136 kW / 185 PS which can be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission (6MT) or optionally with the newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission (8AT). This high-performance engine comes with Hyundai’s four-wheel drive, called HTRAC. It is equipped with a differential lock equally distributing torque to the front and rear wheels.

Alternatively, customers can choose between the newly developed Smartstream 1.6-litre diesel engine with two power outputs: the standard version is capable of 85 kW / 115 PS and the high power version offers 100 kW / 136 PS. Both engines are available with a 6MT and front-wheel drive. For the high power version Hyundai offers a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) and the choice of front- or four-wheel drive, Hyundai’s HTRAC.

To meet customers’ needs the New Tucson is also available with two petrol engines. The 1.6-litre GDI with a 6MT and front-wheel drive generates 97 kW / 132 PS. Delivering up to 130 kW / 177 PS, the 1.6-litre T-GDI is competitive in its segment in terms of power and performance. It can be mated to a 6MT or a 7DCT, both available with front- or four-wheel drive (HTRAC). The entire engine line-up of New Tucson meets the new Euro 6d Temp emission standards, resulting in improved fuel efficiency by minimising drivetrain friction losses.

Latest active safety technologies

The latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features available in the new Tucson comply with the highest European safety standards. The class-leading safety package consist of: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW). New in the range is the Driver Attention Warning (DAW), which helps to monitor driving patterns in order to detect reckless or fatigued driving. Furthermore, the safety package now includes the newly developed Hyundai’s Surround View Monitor (SVM), which uses cameras to provide 360° vision during reversing. Additionally bi-LED headlamps, the High Beam Assist (HBA) and rain-sensing wipers provide high visibility at all times. Using front radar sensors, the Tucson’s Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G) is the latest addition of the active safety and driving assistance features range and keeps constant speed and distance from the vehicle ahead by automatically accelerating and braking to ensure an efficient and safe ride.

Convenient driving for everyone

With its latest infotainment features the New Hyundai Tucson suits the connectivity needs of modern customers. They can choose between class-leading comfort and convenience features which consist of the new premium sound system by Krell, the up-to-date wireless QI standard based mobile phone charger and a new 7-inch information screen supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity. For an efficient and comfortable ride from A to B the car can be equipped with an 8-inch navigation system that offers 3D maps and a seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services including updated information in real time: weather, traffic, speed cameras (where legally allowed) and online searches for points of interest. LIVE Services recently have been upgraded, now comprising information on fuel prices and the current parking situation and dealer points of interest. A standard USB port allows the customer to further connect mobile devices with New Tucson. Another new standard feature is the extra USB port in the rear, delivering additional power to recharge devices on-board if needed.