The new Tucson is powered by a 2.0l engine, available in both diesel (R) and gasoline (Theta II) versions. The diesel has an output of 184 hp, while the gasoline one develops 166 hp. Both versions are mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission.
Features included in the new Tucson include Vehicle Dynamic Control, Downhill Brake Control and Hill-Start Assist Control, Emergency Stop Signal and Safety Rear-View Mirror.
As for Europeans who have set their sights on the new ix, they will still have to wait until early 2010 to get the SUV. The Korean manufacturer however promised to release full details, trim levels and prices for the European spec ix on September 3, prior to the debut of the Frankfurt Auto Show.
After all markets get the new Hyundai, the manufacturer plans on selling 300,000 units a year. For the remaining four months of the year, Hyundai hopes to put 16,000 ixs on the roads.