Hyundai is confident that once their 2024 Hyundai Tucson is out, it may change the auto sales numbers and statistics. The Tucson may be the best-selling vehicle from Hyundai, but in the American auto industry, Toyota RAV4 is the champion. Hyundai is determined to change it. That’s why they try to ensure that their new Tucson has the capabilities and looks to be the leader in the industry. They are even confident enough to go against Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.
Hyundai Tucson 2024 Facelift
The new Tucson has a redesigned work because of the company’s primary production plan. It now comes with a dramatic design, standard features, compelling drivetrains, and a pleasant cabin. They have had a hybrid powertrain, but they plan to add a plug-in hybrid version. The base trim engine would be a normally aspirated unit with a 2.5-liter capacity (also used by Sonata), generating 187 hp. Another option would be a turbocharged unit with a 1.6-liter capacity paired with one electric motor to generate 226 hp.
Design and Style
The new design is called Parametric Dynamics, incorporating angular lines within the body. The grille highlights the front fascia, merging the DRLs and headlights in a sophisticated and futuristic design. This is one of the many charms of the new Tucson. In terms of platform, Tucson is sharing a platform with the new Elantra, which means that the dimension of Tucson may significantly increase.
The wheelbase would be ‘growing’ to 3 inches, now reaching 182.3 inches. It affects the interior cabin and seating layout. Expect a bigger backseat. Taillights would also experience redesigned work, roof rails, and spoiler. However, this only applies to SEL trim level. The wheels range between 17 and 19 inches. Each of them would have a distinctive (and unique) design.
2024 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
Tucson has a hybrid unit, but the company hasn’t provided enough information about its plug-in hybrid option. Even if they don’t offer one, they may develop it later. After all, Tucson already has its hybrid powertrain, so Hyundai isn’t feeling ‘rushed’ about having one.
Powertrain and Performance
The new 2024 Hyundai Tucson utilizes a new powertrain: an inline-four unit with a 2.5-liter capacity, delivering 187 hp and 178 Nm of torque. This unique unit replaces the inline-four units of 2.0-liter power that generates 161 hp. It comes with an auto 8-speed transmission. The old unit was used in the 2017 model Tucson, and Hyundai believes that it has become outdated.
If you prefer not to use the transmission, adding an all-wheel driving system is possible. In terms of handling can control, Tucson has an engaging capability. It has its own tuned suspension, which provides a balanced mix between comfort and athletic performance. Not to mention that the rest can improve driving smoothness because it can tackle the road’s flaws. The Tucson can reach 60 mpg in 8.8 seconds, which may not be impressive. But it’s not bad either, considering the weight and dimension.
Price and Release Date
The Tucson falls in the category of compact SUV. The starting price would be around $25,500, which is cheaper than the class’s average price range. The SEL is about $26,500, while the N Line is approximately $30,700. The highest trim would be the Limited trim, with a price tag of $34,700.
Hyundai hasn’t provided any info about the release date. But since the compact SUV is designed for the 2024 model, it’s safe to assume that it should debut in 2023 – most likely in the second quarter. We will provide you with more information on the 2024 Hyundai Tucson once available.