2022 Hyundai Tuscon revealed
The eye-catching design is based on 2019's Vision T concept.
The current Hyundai Tuscon has been around since 2014, but that didn't stop it from seeing a sales increase of 209%. So for 2022, Hyundai is attempting to keep that number rising by drawing on the uncluttered and futuristic design cues of the Vision T concept and the styling of its other recently redesigned vehicles.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be offered with three new or updated powertrains, including gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid versions. The gas model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which puts out 178 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. For the hybrid, a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor puts out 229 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid systems come with a CVT.
There is, however, a separate debut for the American model, which will also include a performance-oriented hybrid version (like the Toyota RAV4 Prime). An N-Line trim will also follow, which may be equipped with the same engine that is in the Sonata N-Line, a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four that makes 290 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
The interior of the Tucson adopts a simpler design with a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen or an optional 10.3-inch touchscreen—both upgrades from the outgoing model. The infotainment screen has been integrated into the dashboard, and the instrument cluster screen is separate.
New features on the technology side include a phone-as-key option, as well as a "car to home" feature will also give drivers the ability to link up their smart home appliances to their vehicle, so they can do things like turn on their air conditioner before they return home.
(Source: Car And Driver)