In the competitive SUV category, Hyundai is certain to lose zero ground. This is the reason as to why they have already revealed their latest iteration – the 2018 Hyundai Tucson. What is even more aggressive is the fact that this company announced its 2018 Tucson model just months after releasing its 2017 predecessor.
Despite some significant improvements and changes in the current generation models, Hyundai is not slowing down. They have already announced that this 2018 vehicle will have a better and attractive body style, which was missing from its 2017 model. In addition to that, officials have also stated that technological upgrades are imminent as well.
Available Trims of 2018 Hyundai Tucson
Just like its 2017 counterpart, this new Hyundai Tucson 2018 will have a maximum of 4 different trim variants for customers to choose from. These trims will differ in terms of their power train unit and a host of additional features. They are SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited.
As per customer satisfaction, Hyundai has chosen to retain its multiple powertrain strategy in this upcoming 2018 Hyundai Tucson. Official reports indicate that 2 separate engine options will be available for the customers. These choices include. Its standard engine consists of a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinders setup that can generate around 164 HP of max power, along with 165 lb-ft of max torque. A brand new 1.8 liter turbocharged 4 cylinders engine module will replace its existing 1.6 liter powertrain. This setup can produce around 180 HP of max power, along with 185 lb-ft of max torque.
Performance and Fuel Economy
Hyundai Tucson 2018 will offer a standard 6-speed automatic transmission module to be coupled alongside its base engine variant. However, for its 1.8 liter unit, Hyundai has brought out a 7 speed automatic gearbox. In addition to that, customers will be able to choose from front wheel drive or an all-wheel drive setup. Depending on its drive train configuration, both engines will offer different EPA ratings.
For its base engine, customers can expect a combined EPA rating of 25 mpg – estimating between 22 mpg for city drive and 27 mpg for highway drive. However, its 1.8 liter unit will have slightly better ratings, estimating a combined average of 29 mpg, generated from 26 mpg on city drive and 33 mpg on highways.
Multiple design changes will be incorporated in this new model. According to their official spokesperson, Hyundai has suggested that 2018 Hyundai Tucson will bring a host of new changes. These changes include:
• Larger wheelbase design with improved trapezoidal grille design.
• Several enhancements in body style and overall design functionality.
• Front bumper design changes, which includes new body lines along its rear fascia.
• Upgraded infotainment module, with rearrangement of Tucson’s central console.
• Higher trims will have provisions for a larger LCD touch screen display.
Price and Release
2018 Hyundai Tucson will be available to all major international dealerships by the last quarter of 2017. Its base pricing might stand at $22,700 for this new model, whereas higher trims can cost more than $25,000 for all-wheel drive train models.