The Hyundai Tucson is an SUV that has been openly accepted by the global market. In order to continue that trend, Hyundai has brought a sweeping redesign to the Tucson, drawing on the uncluttered and futuristic design cues of the Vision T concept.
The new-look has also adapted a lot of styling elements from the other vehicles that have been redesigned.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be offered with three new or updated powertrain configurations which include gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid versions. The internal-combustion model is equipped with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine which puts out 178 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. On the hybrid side, a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine pushes out, in conjunction with the hybrid system, 229 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid systems come with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). However, Hyundai confirmed that some Tucson variants will receive all-wheel drive and noted that there will be a separate debut for the North American version of the 2022 Tucson, slated for November 9.
The new Tucson will also be offered in an N-Line variant and will be available in all markets.
Hyundai didn’t release any details on what the N-Line could entail, but some speculate that it will be equipped with the same engine that is in the Sonata N-Line, a turbocharged 2.5-litre inline-four that has 290 horses and 310 lb-ft of torque.
The redesign of the 2022 Tucson is clear starting from the front grille. The daytime running lights have been integrated into the jewel-like design of the grille which sits at the base of a long hood with Sonata-like horizontal lines running through it. All of this, including the sharp edges which run the length of the car on the sides, give the Tucson a sporty and aggressive appearance.
The interior of the Tucson adopts a simple design with a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen or an optional 10.3-inch touchscreen—both upgrades from the outgoing model year. The infotainment screen has been integrated into the dashboard, and also new for 2022 is the instrument cluster’s move a separate screen. Hyundai also revamped the technology in Tucson, which now including Hyundai’s Digital Key, a feature that allows customers to use their smartphones as keys. The Tucson’s “car to home” feature will also give drivers the ability to link up their smart home appliances to their vehicle, so they can do things such as turn on their home air conditioner before they return home, from the vehicle.
The new Tucson will hit the markets in the first half of next year as a 2022 model.