The new 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a crossover that is designed to enchant buyers. It is now a lot more attractive as well as bigger and it gets a new engine as well. All these factors will help the Tucson take on its main rivals the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 as well as the Ford Escape. This new offering from Hyundai also gets upgraded materials on the inside. The cabin is also fitted with many new technologies. Not only that, but the new 2017 Hyundai Tucson also boasts of many useful safety features. The one thing that will not please Tucson buyers is that the Korean car maker is going to make you wait before offering 2017 Hyndai Tucson for sale in dealerships in your city.
2017 Hyundai Tucson: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The Tucson is also longer than before and in fact the carmaker has added about 1.2 inches to the vehicle’s wheelbase. It has also made the body one inch wider and three inches longer. At the front, there is a nice grille, which has three big lines in chrome. At the rear, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is designed to look very modern. There is a nice roof spoiler as well as a brand new exhaust system. The Tucson rides on large 17 inches wheels, which are offered as a standard feature. You can however also opt for larger 19-inch wheels, which will go a long way in enhancing the looks of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson.
The exteriors boast of high quality materials and there is also plenty of equipment that will make you think of this car as a high-end vehicle. In the cabin, there is a nice 8-inch TFT display screen. A nice navigation system and a host of other features help to make the cabin very functional and interesting. The only thing that you won’t like about the interiors is that the cabin gets just one USB port, which is located in the center console of new 2017 Hyundai Tucson.
2017 Hyundai Tucson: Engine Specs
Hyundai plans to offer two engine options with its new 2017 Hyundai Tucson. The earlier 2.4-liter engine will be replaced with a turbo 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that is sourced from the Hyundai Sonata Eco. This engine is capable of producing 175 horsepower and 195 pound feet of torque and is connected to a 7-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to both axles. For this option, you will have to pay more. This engine also delivers good fuel economy figures at 25 miles per gallon in the city, 30 miles per gallon on the highway and 27 miles per gallon in combined driving conditions. The second engine option is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that produces 165 horsepower and 150 pound feet of torque. It is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This second engine performs at 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in combined driving conditions.
2017 Hyndai Tucson: Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Hyundai Tucson will have a price tag that is lower than that of the competition. Thus, you will pay less for this vehicle than you would for a similar vehicle from Toyota and Honda. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson will probably start selling in dealerships sometime in the beginning of 2016 and the vehicle will first be sold in the primary market and then in other markets.