Hyundai Details New 2016 Tucson, Gets 7-Speed DCT and 5 Engines with Up to 184PS

Hyundai is replacing the ix35 in Europe with the all-new and more stylish Tucson that will eventually come to North America as well.

We had the chance to show you images of the exterior and interior earlier today, but now we have official details on the compact SUV that will take on a multitude of models, including the Nissan Qashqai, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

Hyundai Motor Group Chief Design Officer describes the exterior design of the new Tucson as "bold and athletic".

"The All-New Tucson has a bold and athletic presence achieved through refined, flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and most importantly, our newest generation hexagonal grille – our brand signature,” said Schreyer.

Inside, Hyundai says the cabin offers more space and an improvement in quality with new soft-touch materials, while also adding new available features such as heated and ventilated front seats and a new generation navigation system that it claims, is more than three times faster than the previous version.

Other notable equipment features that will be on offer include: a smart powered tailgate that opens at the approach of the key-holder, a Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) with parallel and bay parking function, an Autonomous Emergency Braking system with three operation modes: pedestrian, city and inter-urban, Lane Keeping Assist System, Rear Traffic Cross Alert system and Blind Spot Detection.

At 4,475mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,645mm long, the new Tucson is 65mm longer and 30mm wider than the previous model, while riding on a 30mm longer wheelbase at 2,670mm. However, boot space has been reduced from 591 liters to 513 liters with the rear seats up.

The powertrain range will include two gasoline units, a 135PS (133hp) 1.6-liter GDI and a 176PS (174hp) 1.6-liter turbo'd T-GDI, and three diesels, a 115PS (113hp) 1.7-liter, 136PS (134hp) 2.0-liter and a 184PS (181hp) 2.0-liter.

All engines are paired to a standard 6-speed manual, with the 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol offering an optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT), and the two 2.0-liter diesels, a 6-speed automatic.

Front- and all-wheel drive versions will be available.

Following its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next month, the new Tucson, which will be manufactured at Hyundai's plant in the Czech Republic, will go on sale in Europe during the second half of 2015.

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