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All-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson to Debut at New York Auto Show


Fluid Sculpting Continues Push for Better Aerodynamics

When you see the 2016 Hyundai Tucson at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale later this year, expect a much more streamlined vehicle than models of the past. Hyundai is set to unveil the all-new 2016 Tucson to United States consumers at the New York Auto Show in April. It takes characteristics of other popular Hyundai models, like the taillights of the Genesis, and incorporates them into a small SUV that is perfect for hauling kids, commuters and small amounts of cargo. The new design will help Hyundai compete in a growing market that features the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota Rav4.

Longer Tucson Gets a Better Ride

The one criticism of previous Tucson models related to a choppy ride. The new 2016 model is built on a new platform that is 3 inches longer than previous versions. The length plus some refined suspension promises to deliver a much smoother driving experience, according to Hyundai. Experience the improvement when you take the new Tucson for a test drive later this year at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

New Interior Provides Enhanced Creature Comforts

A redesigned interior provides more space for passengers and boxes. Longer seats mean added support for those long road trips, which will seem shorter due to Hyundai’s touch screen infotainment system that is expected to include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Hyundai doesn’t skimp on the safety features for the new Tucson, including technology like blind spot detection and lane change assist to help keep the driver alert to possible collisions. For those who want a luxury SUV, the new Hyundai Tucson will also offer ventilated and heated seats, power tailgate and parking assist. Although a diesel engine option will be available in Europe, Hyundai has not disclosed the power train availability for the United States.

Performance Version Coming Out Later

Although it hasn’t been officially announced, insiders say Hyundai will release a performance version of the Tucson sometime after other trim models are revealed. Hyundai’s performance division is rumored to be developing a 200-horsepower turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter engine that will include heavy branding and trim to set the vehicle apart. There has been no announcement if the Hyundai Tucson will continue to offer a fuel cell power option in Southern California. More information will be forthcoming after the new Tucson is shown off to an international crowd at the Geneva International Motor Show in mid-March.

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