Ever since the Hyundai Tucson was launched in 2005, it has always been seen as the younger, more vibrant sibling to the Santa Fe. However, in recent years, the technological advancements Hyundai has implemented on the Tucson have resulted in it stepping out of is shadow and becoming a star seller in its own right. Long gone are the days when it was considered that anyone who had a Tucson couldn’t really afford the more expensive Santa Fe. The tables have been flipped.
This fact could not be more clearly elaborated than when taking a look at the numbers the Tucson has put up in the past year. Aggregately, the retail sales that Hyundai has been able to put up have increased by over 26 percent. That statistic is a good pointer that showcases the slow but sure change of preference for Hyundai products compared to other manufactures. But that isn’t the standout. The Tucson sales increased by 58 percent in the last year, a record-breaking percentage for the company.
With all this, it is only right that the company unveils another model, and it is are planning to. The current model will be the it-thing until 2021, when the 2022 model, is to be released. The coming model has generated some hype, especially after some prototype models were spotted during the testing phase in China. Here, we take a look at ten details that will make this model the top-dog in sports utility vehicles.
It’s a beauty
It’s expected that the styling of the coming model will be similar to that of the current Tucson. This is a good thing, considering the fact that the current model has some of the sleekest looks you will find when it comes to sport utility vehicles. The prototype models suggest that the company is sticking with the Vision T concept. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right?
At the front, it has a massive grille, with chrome stripes running horizontally. The side profile adds on to the already sleek appearance with the alloy wheel design. The overall effect is a beautiful and elegant car.
To understand the engine capabilities that the 2022’s prospective engine will have, you must appreciate the power and dynamism of the current model’s engine. The Hyundai Tucson offers two engine options; both 2.0-liter capacity, with the difference being the fuel; one uses turbo diesel, and the other naturally aspirated petrol. Both of these engines are BS6 compliant. These four-cylinder engines produce 182 and 161 break horsepower, respectively. That is in the upper echelons of power in SUVs. The 2022 model will have even higher numbers. It will have several machine options, including a 1.6-liter CRDi turbodiesel, which is a 1.6-liter turbocharged T-GDi that develops 180 horsepower and 264nm (195lb-ft) of torque, a 2.5-liter GDI gasoline 4-cylinder, and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine.
The 2020 model has radar cruise control, a 360-degree camera, line keeping assist, and full integration to the Bluelink connectivity, it is only right that the next model will take this even further.
Improved navigation screen
But what is more significant than an eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay? That is the question prospective buyers the world over are asking themselves. Who knows? The fact remains that we should expect even greater developments in the infotainment front.
Smart Park, anyone?
Look, this is just an assumption being thrown around, but the more you look at it, the more it makes sense. The Sonata models already have this feature, and there is no way that Hyundai will let such a prolific item remain exclusive to one model. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time companies make crossovers to elevate the profile of one if not both of the cars. Maserati did it with the turn signal stalks for the Ghibli and the Dodge Dart. So yes, expect Smart Park in the 2022 model.
The Tucson does have four-wheel drive, so it is naturally expected that its off-road handling capabilities are excellent, an assumption that is all the way right. The 2022 model will see to it that the numerous abilities the current model already possesses are taken up a rung higher. This includes better distribution of power on the wheels, better grip for handling corners, and even better fuel consumption.
The SUV market is a very competitive one, and everyone is trying to outdo the other. The latest release from Hyundai, the 7-seater Tuscan, already has AC vents in all the rows and a panoramic sunroof. These are just some of the basic ones, with users having numerous options in going premium. The next wave will bring forth even more comfort.
The latest release in the Hyundai Tucson series is the 7-seater version. Consequently, this means that the current model gives you a choice between the number of seats you want. The capacity of the 2022 model doesn’t look like it will change much. Hyundai won’t give you numerous options in one model then take them away in the next. It beats logic, doesn’t it?
Safety is always the top priority when it comes to the making of cars. With the recent developments in airbag technology, you can rest assured that the 2022 model will have numerous airbags placed in the necessary locations to prevent and mitigate injury in the event of an accident. The SUV will also have multiple ISOFIX markings. The SmartSense technology Hyundai employs also guarantees maximum safety.
With the affordability that the Tuscan has been associated with since its inception, it is only right to conclude that it will be cheaper compared to its other rivals. With the success that Hyundai has achieved with the Tuscan, it is of paramount importance that the company invests heavily in its development and elevation in terms of comfort, safety, and technology. And, based on the few videos that are circulating on the internet, it does seem that it has indeed taken this route. When it comes to the Hyundai Tuscan 2022, expect top-tier quality from a source that has consistently provided it over the years.
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