Though US consumers aren’t scheduled to clap eyes on the new Hyundai Tucson till the L.A. car Show, the next-generation model has just been disclosed in its home market, and it’s a way more upscale looking effort. Dubbed ‘Tucson ix’ in Korea and ix35 in Europe, the compact crossover will possibly just be called ‘Tucson’ when it reaches North Yank shores.
And while we do not yet have US specifications, we will tell you the Korean market car should be available with a buyer’s choice of a 2.0-liter diesel or petrol powerplants, both paired to a six-speed automated transmission. The supposed ‘R’ diesel puts out 184 hp and meets Euro-5 emissions wants while achieving 15.4 km per litre fuel use ( 36 miles per gallon ). Conversely, the Theta-II gas engine brings 166-hp to the table, as well as fuel usage of 11.7 km per litre ( twenty-eight mpg ), with both figures possibly turned up at using Korea’s fuel economy calculation methodologies and not that of the EPA. Curiously only the diesel engine is available with all-wheel drive traction, but as we are not expecting to see that engine Stateside, we’d presume that the USDM Tucson will remain offered with both front- or all-wheel drive. The new Tucson looks clearly more grown-up ( and, it must be said, Lexus RX-like ) than its rather roly-poly cute-ute predecessor and appliances levels for the KDM model seem to have matured also. Over there, the new model is fitted with available luxury features like a wide ranging sunroof and a rearview mirror mounted backup camera, as well as safety hardware like Downhill Brake Control and Hill-Start aid Control.
KDM pricing starts at 21 million won ( about $23,700 Bucks ) for a front-drive gas model, though we believe that when it arrives in the States as a 2011 model, the Tucson will generally carry pricing nearer to that of the present model, which starts at $18,095. While we wait for more information on the US model, Hyundai is promising additional details on the ix35 will be disclosed on Sept three before the auto’s EU debut in Frankfurt.
The compact sports use auto has sweeping coupe-like lines, a premium car feel and includes features not available on its precursor. With the beginning of Tucson ix sales in the Korean market today, Hyundai will set the trend for the segment and regain sales leadership in the small SUV market. Its revolutionary features start with the exterior styling which relies on the bold ix-onic idea shown at Geneva Motor Show in March.
Known by the project name LM, it took 36 months and 280 bn. won ( approx. It includes a 2-litre engine : either the all-new diesel R or petrol Theta-II and is fitted with Hyundai’s all-new six-speed automated transmission. The diesel engine meets the Euro-5 emissions standards and achieves 15.4 kilometers per litre fuel use with maximum power output of 184 hp. The gas engine has a fuel use of 11.7 kilometers per litre with a 166 h.p.. The diesel engine is offered in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel drive configurations, while gas engine is available only in front-wheel-drive.
Named after a city in the States state of Arizona, Tucson has been one of the most well liked Hyundai models with over 1 million units sold worldwide since its launch in 2004. Some of the prominent features of Tucson are like this.
* Car Dynamic Control : improves the security of a vehicle’s stability by detecting and minimizing skids. * Downhill Brake Control and Hill-Start aid Control : DBC permits the auto to maintain a safe speed on steep declines without needing to use the brake while the hill-start aid helps a driver move up a steep or greasy hill without rolling backwards.
* Emergency Stop Signal : In the event of a panic stop, this feature instantly triggers the emergency danger lights whose flashing alerts the driver behind therefore reducing the chance of rear-end crashes. * Safety Rear-View Mirror : Shifting into reverse gear instantly turns on the rear-view camera which gives a wide angle view of the rear on a 3.5-inch color LCD built into the rear-view mirror so reducing the chance of accidents.
Korean retail costs of the diesel edition ( 2WD ) fitted with automated transmission will begin at 21 million won with the top-of-the-line model costing twenty-seven million won including taxes. Gas versions will start at roughly 19 million won and will top out at twenty-four million won. The Korean domestic market Tucson ix is built in the Ulsan plant while the ECU edition ( to be badged as the ix35 ) will be built in Europe with production and sales commencing in Europe in the new year. northern US specifications is scheduled to be announced at the L. A. vehicle Show later on.
Hyundai is targeting for sales of 16,000 units of the new Tucson ix this year in the Korean market and forty thousand units yearly beginning next year. From the year 2011, Hyundai forecasts its sales to reach three hundred thousand units worldwide, with 260,000 units sold in the overseas market.