After unveiling its fourth-generation 2022 Hyundai Tucson as a world premiere in mid-September, the automaker today released new details regarding the model that will be released in North America starting next spring.
First, the base Tucson will operate a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Smartstream engine that develops 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet, up six and three respectively from the optional 2.4-liter engine of the generation. outgoing. The automatic transmission gains two gears for a total of eight, while the available HTRAC all-wheel drive includes Normal, Sport and Intelligent modes. The driving promises to be more agile and more interesting in general.
The new 1.6-liter turbocharged Tucson hybrid will be available at the same time, offering a combined output of 226 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque and 30% lower gas mileage, according to Hyundai.
It will be followed in late summer or fall by the Tucson plug-in hybrid with a 13.8 kWh battery for an estimated electric range of 45 kilometers – less than the Toyota RAV4 Prime (68) and Ford Escape. PHEV (61). Charging will take place in less than two hours thanks to the 7.2 kilowatt on-board charger.
As previously mentioned, a host of safety and driver assistance devices will be included. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be the first SUV in its class to offer a remote-controlled parking system (it can be brought in or out of a space while being outside the vehicle), a remote starter with heated front seats and ventilated, an app that turns your smartphone into a digital key as well as wireless integration of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In addition, Hyundai has published the first (partial) images of its Tucson N Line, a performance version which is also scheduled to arrive in spring 2021. The design is of course more aggressive, but the company is still careful not to specify the engine that will fit under the hood. Expect around 290 horsepower.
This model will join the Sonata N Line and Elantra N Line as well as the Veloster N and Elantra N. In fact, Hyundai’s N banner is expected to have seven models by the end of 2022.
Canadian pricing for the 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be announced at a later date.