2016 Hyundai Tucson now with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Starting price: 22,700 USD (83,375 AED approx)
Engine volume:  2.0 litre & 1.6 litre
Cylinders:  Inline 4 & inline 4 turbocharged
Torque:  204 & 264 Nm
Horsepower:  164 & 264 hp
0 to 100 km/h:  8 sec (estimated)
Maximum speed:  177 km/h (estimated)

Every company knows that in this day and age anything and everything can get old and boring very quickly, even in the automotive industry. Perhaps that’s why Hyundai have decided it’s time to bring new life to the Tucson with the 2016 model.

2016 Hyundai TucsonHyundai’s styling studio in Germany is responsible for the new exterior, giving the SUV a larger profile with a raised bonnet, restyled headlights, bulkier front and a reworked rear. With the new larger look, the SUV has grown 65mm in length and 30mm in width. Even the wheelbase has been remeasured by 30mm too. For lovers of travelling via personal transport, boot space has increased to 513 litres (from 465 litres). Folded rear seats are not accounted for in that number. All this expansion leads to more room fro occupants inside, which is always a nice touch!

2016 Hyundai TucsonFour trim levels are available with two engine options: SE, ECO, Sport and the highest being Limited. SE is equipped with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out 204 horsepower and 204 Nm of torque via a six-speed automatic transmission. Other trims will receive a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol power unit with an output of 264 horsepower and 264 Nm of torque coupled to a seven-speed auto gearbox. All four trim levels come standard with power sent to the front wheels with the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive. 17-inch rims are standard with the option to go up to 19-inch.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will make its debut in the Hyundai line inside the Tucson. Other optional features include a seven-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth pairing, navigation and other applications, electronically controlled front seats with cooling options, panoramic glass roof, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and loads more. All options listed aren’t standard on all models of course.

2016 Hyundai TucsonAs for optional exterior features there is a long list so here are a few: LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking assists, blind spot detection, solar glass with privacy, hands-free powered tailgate and so on. As for safety feature options: Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Departure Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, six airbags and more.

Competition on the road include the Mazda CX-5 and the immensely popular Toyota Rav4.

Cars Hyundai Tucson Mazda CX-5 Toyota Rav4
Engine volume:  2.0 litre petrol/inline 4  2.0 litre petrol/inline 4  2.5 Litre petrol/inline 4
Horsepower:  164 hp  155 hp  176 hp
Torque:  204 Nm  203 Nm  233 Nm
Engine options:  1.6 litre turbo  2.5 litre  Hybrid
Drivetrain  Front wheel drive  Front wheel drive  Front wheel drive
Starting price ($)  22,700 USD 21,795 USD  27,500 USD

For countries that had Hyundai’s ix35 in the past, 2016 Tucson’s will replace that name. Earlier in the year Hyundai announced a performance division for certain vehicles in their line-up. Dubbed “N”. The Tucson could receive this upgrade package but no word has been spoken of a hybrid unit yet.

2016 Hyundai Tucson model’s are available from dealers soon, check out all new Hyundai Tucson and used Hyundai Tucson for sale in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, UAE listings on dubicars.com.


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