2016 Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Turbo DCT 0-100 km/h Acceleration Test

The pace at which new models are being launched is quickening by the day. The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson was one of the most impressive debuts at this year's Geneva Motor Show, but only four months later it's being delivered to customers around the world.
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Today, we're going to focus on an all-new powertrain that sets this new Tucson apart from the old one and the ix35 European model. It matches a 1.6-liter turbo engine with a twin-clutch gearbox. Both are finding their way into nearly every compact-or-bigger Hyundai model, which is no bad thing.

The 1.6-liter turbo pushes just over 180 horsepower (175 hp in America), so it's not quite as powerful as the one on the Veloster Turbo, but still packs enough poke to compete against the Ford Escape EcoBoost. The torque level of 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) isn't that mind-blowing either, but it allowed engineers to install the DCT twin-clutch gearbox, which has a torque restriction.

Up next, we're going to show you a short review clip from Australian magazine PDrive. They timed the all-wheel drive Hyundai Tucson at 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds, which is respectable.

It's also available with a whole host of creature comforts, like heated and vented seats, a gigantic sunroof and the latest in infotainment connectivity. We think it looks the business with those sexy headlights and dual chrome-tipped exhausts.

The new Tucson can be yours from $22,700 but can take a $32,000 chunk out of your bank account if you order the SE model. Anybody care for a Subaru instead?

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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