All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson Revealed with Stylish New Design

A full press release as well as some photos and video footage of the all-new Hyundai Tucson SUV, otherwise known as the ix35, have fallen into our hands ahead of the debut in Geneva next month. We're already fans of the current generation, but the styling has been cranked up to 11 and we really struggle to see how the RAV4 and CR-V can now compare to this Korean model.
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The brand new Tucson appears wider and that's because it actually is. However, designers have also played with the shape of the grille and headlights to present a more masculine front. A large brow of LEDs sits on top of the headlight and makes the "eyes" of the car look angry, moody even.

Both the front and the rear bumpers have an aluminum scuff plate at the bottom and the 10-spoke wheels are actually disguised as 5-spoke ones to appear lighter and more dynamic. The taillights, meanwhile, wrap around so much that they should even be visible in the mirrors.

"The All-New Tucson will be available with one of the widest powertrain ranges in its class," Hyundai says. The range will include two gasoline engines, namely a 135 PS 1.6-liter GDI mated to a 6-speed manual, or a 176 PS 1.6-liter turbo GDI available with a 7-speed DCT as well.

Diesel options start with a familiar 115 PS 1.7-liter and quickly move to a new 2-liter making either the same 136 PS as a Mercedes GLA 200 CDI or 184 PS. In both cases, a 6-speed conventional automatic is available.

As for the interior, it looks noticeably more premium than the current model. The new Tucson has automatic headlights, an engine start/stop button as well as seats covered in fine red leather. The latest navigation and infotainment system has also found its way into the car through a touch-screen that incorporates the rear view camera screen.

The suite of active and passive safety systems includes things like Smart Parking Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist System, Rear Traffic Cross Alert, Blind Spot Detection, Speed Limit Information Function and Active Bonnet System which will automatically pops the hood to cushion the impact shock in case of a collision with a pedestrian. They really think of everything, don't they? Your move, Volvo!

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