All-New Tucson - Engines and Transmissions

- The All-New Tucson is available with one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class.

Wide ranging choice of efficient powerplants


The All-New Tucson is available with one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class. These include two petrol engines: 132 PS (1.6-litre GDI) or 177 PS (1.6-litre T-GDI)* - plus three diesel options: 116 PS (1.7-litre), 136 PS (2.0-litre standard power) or 185 PS (2.0-litre high power).

The new turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine with 177 PS delivers maximum torque of 265 NM from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm and is offered with a six-speed manual or the seven-speed dual- clutch transmission (7DCT) which gives a choice of fully automatic operation or manual gear changes.

The 116 PS turbo-diesel engine delivers maximum torque of 280 Nm from 1,250 to 2,500 rpm and is available exclusively with a six-speed manual, 2WD and fuel-saving stop-start technology. The 2.0-litre turbo-diesel with a low inertia single-scroll turbocharger is offered in two versions. The ‘standard power’ 136 PS delivers 373 Nm of maximum torque at 1,500 – 2,500 rpm. The ‘high power’185 PS version delivers an impressive maximum torque of 400 Nm from 1,750 to 2,750 rpm. Both feature maintenance-free lean NOx trap catalyst technology to reduce emissions.

Seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (7DCT)

The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) is available for the first time in the Hyundai SUV line-up. Developed in-house, the7DCT system offers drivers fully automatic operation (ideal for town driving) or sequential manual gear changes, selected with the gear-lever for greater driver involvement.  The new 7DCT system performs seamless shifting through an alternative operation of the two clutches, providing many benefits over an automatic transmission. For example, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced, and performance is enhanced while shifting quality is maintained.

This transmission features a high top gear ratio which lowers engine revs during high-speed cruising, enhancing refinement, while also improving fuel economy and cutting exhaust emissions. Compared to a six-speed automatic transmission, the fuel efficiency could be improved by up to 20%.

Four-wheel drive system

*The 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine is mated to a four-wheel drive (4WD) system, which keeps the highest traction on rough, loose or slippery surfaces while enhancing cornering performance. The 2.0-litre diesel engine is also available with the 4WD system, but customers can opt for the 2WD model. The front wheels receive 100% of torque during normal road driving with up to 50% sent to the rear wheels, automatically, depending on conditions. A manually-selected ‘Lock Mode’ splits torque 50/50 for enhanced stability at speeds up to 40 km/h.

Intelligent Stop & Go

All engines have been enhanced to offer improved driveability and fuel efficiency, as well as meeting Euro6 emission standards. Hyundai Motor’s efficient Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) system is standard for the 1.7-litre and the 2.0-litre diesel engines (Standard Power, MT/2WD) as well as the 1.6-litre petrol engine.