2020 Hyundai Tucson Redesign, Specs & Release Date
3 years after the launch, it is time for the middle-aged restyling for the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. We are talking about the SUV selling bestseller for the South Korean Brand so it was reasonable to expect a few, but targeted, changes following the logic of: “winning team does not change”. The designers have made aesthetic changes in pencil point respecting the first work of Italian designer Nicola Danza, exterior design of the Hyundai Sitel Europe Center and a putative father of Hyundai Tucson since its new launch in 2015 after the parentheses, lucky, Hyundai ix35.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Redesign & Changes
Aesthetically, the New Hyundai Tucson is updated with the characteristic ” cascading grille ” grill, a new family feeling for all the latest generation Hyundai. Optical groups also available with LED headlights and raised front bumper with the redesigned bumper plate. Stylistic innovations also at the rear, more vertical than in the past, where we find a new design for the headlights, a new bumper with the most pronounced black fascia and a split tailpipe but with a trapezoidal shape. The real Achilles heel of the previous generation was the quality of the interior with the abuse of hard plastic as the main material used.
Now the dashboard is all new, finished with more noble materials such as soft plastic, and the touchscreen (from 5, 7 or 8 inches with Navigator) is positioned in a raised position almost floating in the middle of the passenger compartment with keys physicists with easy access to the big screen frame. Below the screen (which integrates the Apple CarPlay protocols and Android Auto ) we find the new and larger air vents and just below them using USB and 12V sockets with the housing for wireless charging of our smartphone. The wheelbase is almost 2.7 meters which guarantees an excellent habitability for 5 occupants and their baggage: in fact, they find ample space in the513 liters trunk extendable to 1,503 by breaking down the rear sofa.
Not only a renewed style but also an important technological upgrade with the active safety and assisted driving system of the Hyundai SmartSense family. The list includes autonomous emergency braking with recognition of pedestrians and vehicles, lane keeping and speed limit detector. News with the 2020 Hyundai Tucsonrestyling version detection of driver’s tiredness, which monitors some driving signals by detecting the driver’s level of fatigue. The security package includes the new Hyundai Surround View Monitor (SVM), which uses cameras to provide a 360° view when reversing. The automatic control of the high beam headlights and the windscreen wipers with rain sensor guarantee high visibility at all times. The Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function is the latest in terms of active safety features and driver assistance: the system keeps the speed and distance from the vehicle in front, accelerating and braking automatically thanks to the front radar sensors.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs
Five engines for the new Hyundai SUV, three Diesel, and two petrol engines. A new 1.6-liter diesel unit, available in the 115 and 136 hp versions, replaces the current 1.7-liter engine. The most powerful miles will also be available in conjunction with the dual-clutch transmission and 7-speed transmission, as an alternative to the 6-speed manual transmission.
At the top of the diesel range is the 2.0 CRDi 185 hp electrified 48V, combined with four-wheel drive and offered in combination with the only 8-speed automatic transmission. The petrol variants include a 1.6 GDI with 132 hp, for the only Tucson front-wheel drive with manual transmission, and a more powerful 177-hp T-GD I: also available with 4WD and the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All engines are Euro 6.2 approved.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson has a price list that starts from 22,650 euros for the entry-level 1-6 GDI petrol 132 hp manual transmission and front wheel drive, rises to 31,800 euros to have the turbo petrol 177 hp always miles to two-wheel drive and 37,400 for the top-of-the-range all-wheel drive with the 7-speed automatic transmission. Diesel side the attack price is equal to 26.450 euros with the 1.6 115 hp CRDi, 6-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive, up to the top of the range novelty represented by the2.0 liter CRDi 185 hp mild hybrid that reaches 40.400 euros turnkey.
For the four-wheel purists, it is practically impossible to combine driving pleasure with modern SUVs even more if they are electrified. Vade retro Satan will be the most repeatable exclamation. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson with its restyling brings for the first time in the roaster engine of the South Korean giant a diesel-hybrid version using mild hybrid technology. The recipe is simple: a 2-liter 185 hp turbo diesel engine with an important torque of 400 Nm available in the low between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm and the lithium-ion battery to 48V and 0,44 kW / h gives noteworthy reboots.
numbers do not mind-boggling given that for datasheet the 2020 Hyundai Tucson restyling the 0 to 100 times is covered in 9.5 seconds and top speed stops the needle at 201 km / h but it is the “how to get there” that amazes driving a car with high wheels. The standing thrust is very direct, which generates an unwitting smug complacency, and the progression turns out to be truly linear without holes. The steering is precise and light when compared to the feeling that gives this SUV steering wheel, it seems to drive a more compact car compared to 4.48 meters in length and almost 1,800 kg of mass (with 75 kg of the undersigned and full fuel / onboard liquids). There new Tucson entices to face the succession of curves of the mixed stretch that we find on the magnificent stage of the Dolomites, the theater of the road test, with an almost sporty look just like if we were aboard a sedan. Little rolling due to the well-balanced suspension that provides the rear of the Multilink system and the independent McPherson front: they absorb well the imperfections of the road surface despite the large 19-inch wheels on 245/45 tires. Even the braking, which regenerates as in the deceleration phase the battery, is ready and powerful for the size and shape of the car thanks to the ventilated discs at the front and discs at the rear. All with consumption more than acceptable as the onboard computer recorded the result of 15 km/liter in the mixed.
Speaking of SUVs the top of the hybrid-diesel range is available only with electronically controlled all-wheel drive and new 8-speed automatic transmission with torque converter. The off-road configuration, the 17 cm height from the ground and the four-wheel drive with “Lock” function that divides the torque to 50:50 between the two axles allows it to tackle light off-road without much discomfort. The automatic transmission is decidedly fluid, not the quickest I’ve ever tried, but it does not present annoying delays in the gearshift, indeed, if selected the Sports mode, the only available, the soul of the car really changes and the driving dynamics becomes even funnier.