Hyundai has finally unveiled the fourth-generation Tucson. The compact SUV is a global model. It will come in two different versions including long-wheelbase and a short-wheelbase to meet different customer needs.

Due to COVID-19, Hyundai launched the new Tucson online.

Design

Tucson comes with appealing looks with tighter integration of technology and design. Its innovative half-mirror type daytime running lamps (DRLs) are embedded seamlessly within the parametric grille and you can only see them when illuminated. Its full-width tail lamps incorporate half-hidden triangular shapes that are only visible when lit, like the DRLs.

Interior

Hyundai Tucson is now powered with three new-age technologies, including a multi-air ventilation system, vertically stacked dual 10.25-inch full-touch screen, and an open, hood-less digital gauge cluster. It is also upholstered with cushioned finish on high-touch areas, multiple material applications depending on the frequency of interface along with a premium presence. Tucson’s second-row seats now come with fold-and-dive functionality.

Engine

New Tucson comes with both Smartstream 2.5-litre, direct-injected, four-cylinder, gasoline powertrain and 1.6-litre, turbo, direct-injected, hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrains. The 2.5-litre engine churns out around 190 bhp and offers an estimated torque rating of 247 Nm. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

The humbler 1.6-litre hybrid engine churns out an estimated 180 bhp. However, the combined powertrain output is around 230 bhp. It also gives out 264 Nm of torque from the petrol mill and 350 Nm of torque from the hybrid powertrain. This new powertrain leverages Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology.

Safety

Some of the safety features include the Hyundai SmartSense safety feature suite, which comprises of Highway Driving Assist (HDA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Surround View Monitor, Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (RPCA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), and Driver Attention Warning (DAW) among others.

Hyundai is planning to launch the new Tucson in India in the second half of 2021 or early 2022.