The first generation Tucson was introduced by the manufacturer Hyundai back in 2004 as 2005 model. With the thought of producing better performing Tucson, the second generation model got its release in 2010. Now, Hyundai has already introduced the third generation model of this vehicle as 2016 Tucson. After getting a warm reception, the manufacturer is all set to start production of 2018 Hyundai Tucson.
This will be the revamped vehicle of its 2016 model. It will be interesting to see what Hyundai has kept in its basket for the next release. As of now, certain rumors have predicted that new Tucson might bring more standard equipment, upgraded tech and safety features.
2018 Hyundai Tucson: Changes, Design
According to some of the automobile industry sources, there will be no significant changes in the upcoming model. But the minor changes are essential regarding its high-quality and performance. If this statement is considered as true, then Hyundai fans will definitely be going to enjoy the journey with 2018 Tucson.
The model will have the same trapezoidal grille with LED technology headlights. The front bumper might remain the same. Some improvements are supposed to be seen at the rear end where LED technology taillights will be slightly repositioned.
With the similar attractive features in the interior, 2018 Hyundai Tucson might get fresh materials and more standard equipment. The ergonomics will remain the same to offer comfort and relaxation. The model will offer luxuries like the premium leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, heated rear seats, dual-zone climate control, etc. There will also be the latest Hyundai’s infotainment system with modern interface and compatibility options.
However, all mentioned high-level features were reserved so far for the range-topping Limited model. However, we expect better equipped lower trims in the new version.
The current Tucson boasts very well crash test scores but the active driver aids are available in top trims and at the high price. We expect more accessible advanced features but lower price as well.
2018 Hyundai Tucson: Engines, MPG
The new 2018 Hyundai Tucson will likely receive the same engine range from its predecessor. If this information is true, then 2018 Tucson will equip two different engines.
One engine variant will be of 2.0-liters 4-cylinder with the capability to produce 165 HP of maximum power and 150 lb-ft of maximum available torque. Another engine option will be of 1.4-liters 4-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injected. This engine can produce up to 175 HP of power while the peak torque is 195 lb-ft.
The base engine will work in conjunction with a six-speed automatic transmission while the turbocharged powertrain will include a seven-speed dual-clutch system. Both front- and all-wheel drive will be available.
The average fuel economy of the base models should be 26 mpg with FWD but 25 mpg with AWD. The turbocharged engine will return slightly better efficiency 28 mpg with FWD while 27 mpg with AWD.
2018 Hyundai Tucson: Price and Competitors
The price of all new 2018 Hyundai Tucson is not announced officially. But we expect that new Tucson with some new features will definitely get a hike in its price from the current model. It has been sourced out that new Tucson will get its price around $24,000. This is for sure, with this price, for such an outstanding performer, new Tucson will attract buyers.
Looking at its competitors, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 will lock horns with 2018 Tucson.
After getting information from various sources, we expect that 2018 Tucson will hit the showroom at the beginning of 2018.