New Hyundai Tucson launched in S. Korea

By RIZAL JOHAN | 15 September 2020

SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Company has launched the all-new Tucson, now in its fourth-generation, and designated as a global model, compact SUV (C-SUV).

Considering the global pandemic, Hyundai revealed the new Tucson online, inviting everyone who is interested in finding out Hyundai’s most progressive SUV ever.

Tucson offers both Smartstream 2.5-liter, direct-injected, four-cylinder, gasoline powertrain and powerful 1.6-liter, turbo, direct-injected, hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrains.

The 2.5-litre engine has an estimated output of 190PS and an estimated 246Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 1.6-litre hybrid powertrain produces an estimated 180PS, with a combined powertrain output of 230PS. It also produces 264Nm of torque from the gasoline engine and 350Nm of torque from the combined hybrid powertrain.

Tucson drivers get further assistance from Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel-drive system.

Tucson’s new exterior styling expresses Hyundai’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness design identity.


Meanwhile, Tucson’s interior, or "Interspace", offers layered, sensuous forms that provide a feeling of openness and serenity.

The interior offers three new technologies, including a vertically stacked, dual 10.25-inch full-touch screen, a multi-air ventilation system and an open, hoodless digital gauge cluster.

Tucson offers more safety features than ever and the Hyundai SmartSense safety feature suite includes: Highway Driving Assist (HDA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Blind-Spot View Monitor, Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Surround View Monitor, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (RPCA), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), High Beam Assist (HBA), and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).


The Tucson is available with advanced technology features including Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) Advanced Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop and Go and Safe Exit Warning (SEW).

The  Tucson is an important launch for Hyundai as the model is among its most popular, racking up global sales of more than 7 million units since its original launch in 2004.


“This exciting vehicle sets a new benchmark for innovation in its segment, delivering an impressive blend of design, technology, packaging and performance,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President, Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group.

The Tucson goes on sale in South Korea this month as a 2021 model. It will go on sale in the US and other global markets as a 2022 model starting from the first half of 2021.