2018 Hyundai Tucson Review and Release Date for SUV Hunters

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2018 Hyundai Tucson Review and Release Date for SUV Hunters – The 2018 Hyundai Tucson will come as the third generation of Tucson in crossover market scene. It seems that the Korean carmaker takes its time to bring fresh and modern crossover without wasting anything. However, our expectation and hope for this SUV were broken since Hyundai does not give major update for the Tucson so far. Perhaps, it is too fast for Hyundai is preparing the new Tucson. There are only several changes that we got for 2018 model. They are including the exterior, interior’s equipment and the rests are the same. The price does not also change too much. It brings hope for the drivers who are in budget obviously.

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2018 Hyundai Tucson Concept

First of all, we start the review of 2018 Hyundai Tucson from its concept that becomes the origin of this SUV in the market. This SUV will offer 5-seat arrangement for the passengers. Moreover, its superb body design is actually timeless so that Hyundai does not want to change it much obviously. For your information, Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 is what we are talking about here. The same body that we can see on the Santa Fe goes to the Tucson this year. You will see similar trapezoidal grille on the front. Hyundai also added sharper LED headlights to bring more attractiveness for crossover hunters out there.

2018 Hyundai Tucson Interior

The interior is also more spacious and thanks to larger wheelbase of Tucson so far. Thus, the passengers can feel roomier every time they go inside this SUV. That is the main purpose of the car by the way. To bring comforts and safeties for the passengers, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson lies under larger wheelbase than before. We can also treat this SUV as family car too. With enough power, this car is able to bring our family whenever they want including long journey or travel.

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2018 Hyundai Tucson Engines

Coming under the hood of 2018 Hyundai Tucson, it is remaining the same unfortunately. There are some units of the engines that are tuned for the 2018 Tucson. It is our good new, isn’t it? Although it carries the same engine, at least we have the tuned version. For the first time, we introduce you with the 2.0 Liter 4-cylinder engine as the Tucson’s engine. For your information, this engine is able to produce around 165 horsepower and 150 ft-lb of torque. The second engine is a 1.6 L turbocharged 4-cylinder which is able to produce around 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Hyundai Tucson Powertrains

After we know the engines of 2018 Hyundai Tucson, it is also necessary for us knowing the mechanical system of this SUV. Both engines are mated with 6-speed automatic transmissions. Perhaps, this is the one and the only engine available for us today. We have no further details about the second gearbox of Tucson since Hyundai does not say any word until now. Afterwards, the default or base model will use front-wheel drive system. Meanwhile, the higher trims will come with all-wheel drive system all the way. That is the powertrains that we got so far. Overall, both engines and powertrains can make good synergies each other.

2018 Hyundai Tucson Release Date

To compete with the main rival, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson will be announced very soon. If Hyundai made a mistake this time, the SUV market would have no place for the new Tucson. Meanwhile, the rivals have already been releasing their flagships such as Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 on the class. We believe that Hyundai will say something about the Tucson somewhere in the first quarter of 2017. For the price, it will be under $24,000 and won’t be more since buyers can opt for affordable SUV now. Lastly, this price is also the main reason of us to choose Tucson as our crossover.

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