2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Tucson
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Hyundai could have done better

Hyundai introduced the third-gen Tucson for the 2015 model year and issued its mid-cycle update for the 2019 model year. A new design was expected, one that was based on the 2019 Santa Fe, but sadly, that wasn’t the case. It did get a slightly revised grille and refreshed taillights. And, Hyundai improved the look of all available wheels. The interior saw the most updating, and it did get a new electronic parking brake as standard equipment across the line. Hyundai says it revised its powertrain lineup, but truth be told, the 2.0-liter engine carries over while the turbocharged 1.6-liter was canceled to make way for a less-torquey 2.4-liter. The Dual-Clutch transmission was also axed to make way for that clunky six-speed automatic. Check out the full review below to learn about the finer details.

 

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Best Used 2016 SUV for Fuel Economy

Best Used 2016 SUV for Fuel Economy

Who said these big boys can’t run efficiently?

The market trend is quickly shifting from sedans to crossovers and SUVs. However, SUVs have two major cons when compared to their segment counterparts - high retail price and poor fuel economy. Even though they are a practical choice thanks to additional cabin and cargo space, it’s a little difficult for everyone to afford an SUV. So why not go for a used SUV instead? You don’t take the depreciation hit that first owner does, and since SUVs are built to last a lifetime, you can get an almost-new SUV at half the original price.

Now that we’ve planted this seed in your head, let’s have a look at the best used SUVs from 2016 with high fuel efficiency.

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2018 New York International Auto Show - Worst In Show

2018 New York International Auto Show - Worst In Show

Fuh getta bout it

We saw loads of good stuff at the New York International Auto Show this year, including a variety of sultry luxury machines like the Cadillac CT6 V-Sport and Audi RS5 Sportback, not to mention the stunning new Essentia EV GT concept from Genesis. However, as is inevitable these days, we found plenty of less-than-desirable debuts as well, five of which we’ve listed here for your communal derision.

Continue reading for the worst debuts from the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

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The “New” Tucson is Evidence that Hyundai Cares More About the Santa Fe

The “New” Tucson is Evidence that Hyundai Cares More About the Santa Fe

Yeah, if this is new, I’m Donald Trump

All kinds of new cars are debuting at the New York Auto Show and here sits the Hyundai Tucson looking like it did last year, without that impressive 1.6-liter engine or a DCT transmission. Little tweaks outside did leave time for some more refinement inside, but in terms of powertrain technology, Hyundai has definitely taken a step backward, a move that could put it in an unrecoverable position in its fight against models like the Ford Edge and Chevy Equinox. Hyundai did bring some redesigned wheels and now offers a second-row USB charger too. Is that enough to consider the 2019 Tucson as a new model? Yeah, probably not, but keep reading for the finer details.

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Hyundai Is Going All-In On Crossovers at The New York Auto Show

Hyundai Is Going All-In On Crossovers at The New York Auto Show

The future of Hyundai has crossovers and SUVs written all over it

If you find yourselves in the Big Apple next week for the New York Auto Show, you’ll notice that Hyundai’s booth at the show will have a decidedly crossover and SUV feel to it. That’s the because the Korean automaker is preparing to showcase a number of crossovers and SUVs at the show. Among the models that have been confirmed include the new Santa Fe, a refreshed Tucson, and most importantly an electric version of the Kona crossover.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai could have done better

Hyundai introduced the third-gen Tucson for the 2015 model year and issued its mid-cycle update for the 2019 model year. A new design was expected, one that was based on the 2019 Santa Fe, but sadly, that wasn’t the case. It did get a slightly revised grille and refreshed taillights. And, Hyundai improved the look of all available wheels. The interior saw the most updating, and it did get a new electronic parking brake as standard equipment across the line. Hyundai says it revised its powertrain lineup, but truth be told, the 2.0-liter engine carries over while the turbocharged 1.6-liter was canceled to make way for a less-torquey 2.4-liter. The Dual-Clutch transmission was also axed to make way for that clunky six-speed automatic. Check out the full review below to learn about the finer details.

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2017 Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport Concept

2017 Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport Concept

The Hyundai that makes a Porsche seem dull

First introduced in 2004, the Hyundai Tucson quickly became one of the company’s most popular vehicles. A more modern, second-generation model was launched in 2009, while the third-gen version was unveiled for the 2016 model year. This time around designed by Peter Schreyer, the Tucson adopted the company’s latest design language and a more upscale interior. A favorite among many tuners for SEMA Show projects, the Tucson is set to return to the event in 2017 with a comprehensive upgrade developed by Hyundai and Vaccar.

The already eye-catching crossover was overhauled inside and out for this project. Gifted with many race-inspired design elements, a custom paint job, a luxurious interior, and many drivetrain upgrades, the Vaccar Tucson Sport concept was conceived to demonstrate that the small crossover has great potential when it comes to performance upgrades. However, this doesn’t mean that Hyundai is planning a performance-oriented model, so don’t get your hopes up on seeing it in showrooms. As disappointing as it may sound, the Vaccar Sport concept is worthy of your attention as it can provide valuable hints if you’re looking to modify your Tucson in the future.

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Two Hyundai Models Get Green Light For N Treatment

Two Hyundai Models Get Green Light For N Treatment

Performance crossovers and SUVs will be critical to the N division’s success

The introduction of the Hyundai i30 N spells the start of the Korean automaker’s venture into the world of performance vehicles. Now that the hot hatch is in the fold, the process of building up the whole division begins, and two Hyundai models have been green-lit to help fill up the ranks: the Tucson and the Kona. The real development here is the inclusion of the Kona N since we’ve already heard from no less than N performance division boss Albert Biermann about the fate of the Tucson N.

Now, Hyundai Australia Senior Manager of Product Planning Andrew Tuitahi confirmed to Motoring that the Kona N is a “go” as well. The bad news is that both models aren’t expected to arrive anytime soon since Hyundai’s priority for the N division seems to focus on building its foundation with performance hatchbacks, coupes, and sedans. Crossovers and SUVs will come later, and the expectation is that these models will be integral parts of the whole N experience. Once the division itself is up-and-running, the attention will inevitably turn on bringing both the Tucson N and the Kona N to life. How long that’s going to take is anybody’s guess at this point, but Tuatahi may have put it best when he referred to time timetable as a “slow burn.” The good news is that the status of both the Tucson N and the Kona N is a matter of “when” and not “if.” We’ll just have to wait for word on “when” is when going to be.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Night

2016 Hyundai Tucson Night

A slightly darker Tucson for those who prefer the darker lifestyle

Hyundai introduced the third-generation Tucson at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as a 2016 model. This new generation brought some much-needed change to the Tucson’s overall character with highlights including a new, hexagonal grille, reworked fascias that were both more aggressive and sportier in nature over the previous generation, restyled exterior lights, and it comes complete in a larger package, which ultimately meant more passenger space and cargo room. The interior was fancied up with new soft-touch materials and a more premium look and new technology. But, consumers are never really happy, so Hyundai found it necessary to use its booth at SEMA to introduce this new trim level for the Tucson range. Dubbed the “NIGHT,” this model follows suit with other manufacturers that have been capitalizing on consumers’ strange preoccupation with darker themes on cars – prompting the market to be flooded with various “black-edition” models from all over the globe.

For Hyundai’s part in creating a dark-themed vehicle, it actually kept things rather mild and added just the right modifications to help make the Tucson NIGHT stand out just a bit among its non-dark brethren. This new model will be available in just a handful of exterior colors and includes a few updates to spruce up the interior and exterior. No pricing has been announced yet, but given the nature of the upgrades, I wouldn’t expect too much of a premium over and of the other standard models. But, we’ll talk more about that a little later. For now, let’s dive on into the NIGHT, and talk about all of the salacious, but limited details.

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Sets Land Speed Record

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Sets Land Speed Record

The Hyundai Tucson is probably one of the last cars anybody would associate with land speed records. But, the rules of the game change a little bit anytime hydrogen is involved. Such was the case when the Tucson Fuel Cell claimed the land speed record for a production hydrogen-powered SUV at the Soggy Dry Lake Bed in California. During one of its runs, the Tucson Fuel Cell clocked in a top speed of 94.6 mph to set the record. Considering that the number of eligible SUVs that can supplant this new record is relatively thin, the Tucson Fuel Cell could be holding on to its achievement for some time.

Regardless of its level of difficulty, a record is still a record and Hyundai, for its part, is all too happy to claim it as it gives the Tucson Fuel Cell another achievement to own for itself. But, the new land speed record wasn’t the only thing the Tucson Fuel Cell “owned” during its time at the Soggy Dry Lake Bed. The fuel-cell SUV also showcased a handful of its capabilities, none more impressive than its ability to easily traverse the off-road terrain of the lake bed’s environment.

These abilities certainly bode well for the Tucson Fuel Cell’s appeal, especially in a market like Southern California, which has the highest concentration of hydrogen refueling stations anywhere in the US. Hyundai already has a share in that market, thanks to the number of Tucson Fuel Cell models sold in that area. And, as Hyundai continues to tout the Tucson Fuel Cell’s capabilities, it’s appeal will likely increase to coincide with the state’s rapidly evolving hydrogen infrastructure.

As far as timing is concerned, Hyundai couldn’t have picked a better time to set the land speed record for a production, hydrogen-powered SUV.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Adventure by John Pangilinan

2016 Hyundai Tucson Adventure by John Pangilinan

Today’s crop of crossover vehicles is more capable than conventional wisdom would have you believe. As a reminder of this, Hyundai got together with John Pangilinan to create a special 2016 Tucson for SEMA this year. The Tucson Adventuremobile is one of several modified Tucsons appearing at the show this year. Designed with camping in mind, the Adventuremobile follows in the footsteps of the Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Defender and Honda Element with a roof-mounted tent and other camping gear.

Unlike many of the other modified Hyundais at the show, the Adventuremobile has been tweaked in a sensible fashion, so it could conceivably serve as a daily driver when it’s not time to rough it. Pangilinan is known for taking vehicles to the limit with lifestyle-based modifications, and this crossover is no exception. The Hyundai Tucson Adventure by John Pangilinan appeared at the 2015 SEMA Show.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson By Rockstar Performance Garage

2016 Hyundai Tucson By Rockstar Performance Garage

This Hyundai Tucson has just received a radical transformation as it strays away its traditional looks in favor of an off-road custom concept look. Off-road specialist Rockstar Performance Garage (RPG) took on this particular challenge and the result certainly speaks for itself.

The fully customized Tucson received extensive modifications on the exterior, interior, and engine. It’s par for the course for Rockstar Performance Garage, which has built some of the sickest off-road custom vehicles. Among the company’s best works include the Rockstar Bronco, Spyder Auto Toyota Tundra, and the Spyder Auto Jeep JK.

The changes to the Tucson are evident. Some people might not even recognize the Tucson from all the modifications given to it by RPG. Making this program more impressive is the fact that this is actually the first time Hyundai has worked with RPG on a custom vehicle. As far as first times are concerned, I’d say the aftermarket company hit this one on the spot.

Rockstar Performance Garage’s Hyundai Tucson will be showcased at the 2015 SEMA Auto Show, which starts on November 3, 2015.

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2016 - 2017 Hyundai Tucson

2016 - 2017 Hyundai Tucson

The third-generation Hyundai Tucson debuted at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3rd of 2015 as a 2016 model. Compared to the outgoing model, it was a pretty huge departure in terms of exterior styling. The Tucson received a new hexagonal grille, more aggressive front fascia, and more upscale headlamps. In the rear, the Tucson got restyled tail lamps and a sportier rear fascia. Since the Tucson is larger than the outgoing model, the cabin offered up more passenger space and cargo room to go with the softer materials and a new premium look. To go with a new dash layout, the infotainment screen got a new chrome-looking bezel, and there is a new steering wheel to tie the interior together. Being a global model, the Tucson is available with a decent list of engines, but here in the U.S. we only get the choice of a 164-horsepower 2.0-liter or a 175-horsepower, 1.6-liter, turbocharged unit.

As far as safety goes, the Tucson is fitted with six airbags, active front head restraints, and electronic stability control. Other safety features like blind spot detection, lane departure, and automatic emergency braking are all optional features that come at a premium. As far as safety testing goes, the Tucson earned a five-star rating from the Euro NCAP. Competing against models like the Ford Escape and the Jeep Cherokee, the Tucson certainly has its work cut out for it. How well does it compare? Check out our full review below to make the decision for yourself.

Update 7-29-2016 Hyundai has announced a number of enhancements for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. Check out the details in the review below.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson By Bisimoto Engineering

2016 Hyundai Tucson By Bisimoto Engineering

Building the most powerful Hyundai Tucson ever probably isn’t on many bucket lists. That doesn’t matter though, because 2015 SEMA is right around the corner, and it’s a place where common sense is politely asked to go straight to the back of the bus. For the fourth straight year, Bisimoto has partnered with Hyundai to create an unlikely performance monster. This year, it’s the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson going under the knife.

The popularity of crossovers is expected to lead naturally to modified crossovers, and this year’s auto show season is already jumping on that particular bandwagon, with a number of sporty and hot-rodded crossover concepts debuting in Frankfurt. SEMA is shaping up to be a similar party, if the Bisimoto Tucson is any indicator. Hyundai gave the tuner, whose usual medium is Porsches, free rein to play with the all-new 2016 Tucson, and the result is pretty impressive and possibly a shot across the bow of the Nissan Juke-R. Race-bred engine components are used to triple the Tucson’s standard output, and Bisimoto says that it’s sturdy enough to be a real-world driver, unlike some one-offs that are tuned to within an inch of detonation. Some wild body modifications are on hand to eliminate any chance that the Bisimoto Tucson would be considered a "sleeper."

Updated 11/04/2015: The new Hyundai Tucson By Bisimoto Engineering made its debut at the 2015 SEMA Show.

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2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Launched for 2005, the Tucson compact crossover was Hyundai’s answer to the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and the Ford Escape. The Tucson did surprisingly well its first year, selling over 60,000 units in the U.S. alone. The small crossover slotted under Hyundai’s larger Santa Fe and Veracruz crossovers. Sharing its platform with the Elantra sedan and Kia Sportage crossover, the Tucson proved to be a decent vehicle for moving people and their stuff.

Hyundai launched the Tucson’s second generation for 2010 that included a more stylized look and more efficient engines. The 2015 Tucson is part of Hyundai’s latest experiment with hydrogen fuel cell technology. The new hydrogen system totally replaces the Tucson’s gasoline engine with a power system that runs only on hydrogen, and only emits water vapor and heat as an exhaust.

While the 2015 Tucson isn’t Hyundai’s first attempt at hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, it’s Hyundai’s first successful attempt. The Korean automaker is currently leasing Tucson FCV in select areas of California, including Los Angeles. For $2,999 down and $499 a month, owners can drive their Tucson FCV without the cost of refueling, as Hyundai is including free hydrogen fill-ups at its ‘At Your Service’ maintenance centers.

Updated 08/06/2015: Hyundai announced that the ix35 Fuel Cell (the global name for the Tucson Fuel Cell outside the U.S.) was driven for 24 hours with zero emissions. Behind the wheel were Arnt-Gøran Hartvig (Sports Scientist) and Marius Bornstein (Master of Physics) who traveled around the public roads in Germany, emitting nothing but water vapor. In order to brake the record, the car covered a 186 miles route between Vatenfall’s hydrogen station in HafenCity, Hamburg and a Shell hydrogen station in Sachsendamm, Berlin as many times as possible in 24 hours.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson - First Drive

2016 Hyundai Tucson - First Drive

The Hyundai Tucson may not have traditionally been anyone’s first choice in the compact crossover segment, having been introduced in 2005 as a budget-friendly CUV with looks only its mother could love. But things began to change when the Tucson got its first redesign in the 2010 model year. A more upscale interior, a funky exterior and powertrains fed with direct fuel injection pushed Hyundai’s smallest crossover into a higher category level without losing its budget-minded appeal.

Now Hyundai has expanded on that premise with the all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The crossover is 3 inches longer, an inch wider, and has a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase than the outgoing model, but still sits squarely in the compact crossover segment. It boasts Hyundai’s more mature six-sided grille with horizontal chrome slats, LED daytime running lights, and the automaker’s latest iterations of infotainment and connectivity features. The upper trim level Tucsons are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine derived from the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco. As in that application, it comes mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. AWD is also available.

I recently flew to the rolling hills of Asheville, North Carolina where the Blue Ridge parkway sprawls through dense forests and up to an altitude of some 6,600 feet – the highest elevation east of the Mississippi River – for a first taste of the 2016 Tucson. The design improvements are instantly recognizable, and the interior doesn’t take any longer to show off its upgraded materials, design, and new technology.

Continue reading for my full review of the latest Tucson.

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2014 Hyundai Tucson Walking Dead Edition

2014 Hyundai Tucson Walking Dead Edition

More than just being one of the biggest automakers in the world these days, Hyundai is also pretty adept at preparing for the apocalypse. Whereas other companies aren’t as involved when it comes to gearing up for the day zombies roam this planet, the Korean automaker has been doing the opposite for the past few years.

Hyundai has already released a handful of zombie-prepared vehicles in the past and at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, it introduced its latest survival vehicle. It’s called the Hyundai Tucson Walking Dead Edition, and as the name clearly says, this special edition SUV is based on the hit AMC show.

For its color, Hyundai opted to use an Ash Black shade for the exterior with matching red accents and some dedicated graphics, including four unique decals featuring factions - Hilltop, Kingdom, Saviors and Survivors - from the graphic novel-inspired show.

Inside, the special edition Tucson receives black leather seats, custom floor mats, and a seven-inch touchscreen display with a special The Walking Dead splash screen. A "Zombie Survival Kit" is also part of the package, which has a host of cool items, like a survivalist backpack and a Walking Dead Tucson Quick Reference Guide.

Updated 06/20/2014: Hyundai announced that the new Tucson Walking Dead Edition is now on sale at its dealers around the country. Also, a new set of images was added so you can now see this special Tucson on both exterior and interior.

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2014 - 2015 Hyundai Tucson

2014 - 2015 Hyundai Tucson

The second generation Hyundai Tucson was announced in 2009 and the only update it received was back in 2011 when the old GL trim was replaced by a new GLS version. Things are completely different for the 2014 model year though, as the Tucson was updated with some minor changes on both the exterior and the interior, but under the hood it received two new, more efficient engines.

The 2014 Tucson will be Hyundai’s first vehicle on the American market to be powered by the new 2.0-liter Nu GDI engine, with other models to follow at a later point. Next to the new engines, the 2014 Tucson is also offering an all-new SACHS Amplitude Selective Damping (ASD), Hyundai’s Blue Link safety, service and infotainment telematics system, two-stage reclining rear seats and third-generation navigation with a larger seven-inch touchscreen display and HD Radio technology.

For 2014 model year the Tucson will be offered in three trim levels: GLS, SE and Limited with prices ranging from $21,450 to $27,700.

Updated 07/22/2014: Hyundai announced prices for the 2015 Tucson which is now available in dealerships. The model received pretty much no changes for the 2015 model year, so prices remained unchanged: $21,500 for the base GLS version and up to $27,800 for the Limited edition. Details after the jump.

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2011 Hyundai ix35 police

2011 Hyundai ix35 police

The UK Police Fleet has just received the capability of a slew of new members. Hyundai was able to get a ‘preferred supplier’ status issued by the National Association of Police Fleet Managers and is looking into turning the i20, i30, ix35 (known as the Tucson in the States), Santa Fe, and iLoad into street-protecting police cruisers.

Tony Whitehorn, said: "Anyone buying a car needs to make sure that they are getting the best possible package for their money. That’s especially true when you are buying thousands of vehicles and spending taxpayers’ money! The quality, reliability, resale value and performance of Hyundai vehicles has shone through and they’ve been given the green light to carry a blue light."

The UK police has chosen the ix35 because it is powerful and spacious enough to replace larger, more expensive off-roaders which have traditionally been the first choice for traffic police.

In the UK the ix35 is offered with a choice of five engines, with output ranging from 133 to 181 HP.

Press release after the jump.

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Hyundai's going big time with window display of the new iX35 crossover at Harrods

Hyundai’s going big time with window display of the new iX35 crossover at Harrods

Ask any shopaholic who knows his or her way around the retail shopping dominion and they’ll tell you that there’s no more exclusive store than Harrods in the UK. Only the most expensive of the most expensive shops are located in the high-end store and in the event you find your product sitting on one of its shelves - or being used as a window display, as is the case this time - then you know that you’ve made it to the big leagues.
Recently, we came across a rather peculiar and somewhat surprising window display at the Harrods’ luxury department store in Knightsbridge, London: a new Hyundai iX35 (the Hyundai Tucson in the US) compact crossover.

For the life of us, we can’t figure out how Hyundai was able to break into Harrods’ and have one of their models be prominently displayed in the window, but somehow, the Korean automaker managed to pull it off. The iX35 will be on display for the entire week of June 7 and anyone who’s interested in the car - Lord knows, the people who shop at Harrods can possibly pay for an iX35 with money out of their wallets - can talk to Hyundai sales people regarding the new crossover.

According to Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai’s managing director, "We are very proud to have our newest model on display in such an iconic location. Like everything in Harrods, the ix35 has been designed to be stylish, great value and of the highest quality."

Looks like the fellas over at Hyundai have struck gold in trying to reach out to the elite because if there’s one way to get their attention, having one of your models inside a department store like Harrods will indeed get the job done.

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2010 Hyundai Tucson

2010 Hyundai Tucson

At the 2009 Los Angeles Motor Show Hyundai unveiled a facelift version of the Tucson SUV, a model that will compete with entry level SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4 and Subaru Forester. The 2010 Tucson will be powered by the same Theta II GDI 2.4 Liter DOHC inline four cylinder engine that will be found under the hood of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata delivering a maximum output of 176 HP, 26% more than its predecessor, and 168 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to either a six speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual control or a standard six speed manual transmission.

Following in line with Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy, the new Tuscon demonstrates athleticism and sophistication through its flowing lines, full bodied surfaces and muscular profile. Along with the overall appearance, the new Tuscon features details like Hyundai’s new hexagonal front grill and swept back headlights complimented by a sleek greenhouse and wraparound taillights while chrome accents in the grill and door handles gives an added level of sophistication to the top of the line Tucson Limited. The Tuscon will range from $18,995 for a well equipped GLS six speed manually shifted model and go all the way up to $24,345 for a top of the line Limited model.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Hyundai Tucson – Dream More!

As another year passed, the Hyundai launched another exciting brand, the ‘2010 Hyundai Tucson’. It’s time for you to re-gear your bank accounts, forget the old and jump for this newly launched car from Hyundai associates. 2010 Hyundai Tucson is the same small crossover that impressed us and now it’s been re-designed and re-launched with its amazing stylish sexy looks.

What’s good with 2010 Hyundai Tucson?
Basic features of 2010 Hyundai Tucson is fuel-efficient, stylish, sexy and high-rent. The power, brakes, smoothness is amazing everyone will look for 2010 Hyundai Tucson AWD version. Everything is very well laid out with its ideal Snow Belt commuter car.
The 2010 Hyundai Tucson comes in GLS (standard) and Limited (limited) packs, with front- or all-wheel drive. Its ’Fluidic Sculpture’ look is very intriguing. In my opinion, Tucson AWD version has a sophisticated look than it was launched 5 years back with a genial appearance. Hyundai described its styling as "fluidic sculpture." It’s certainly fluid. We were reading a review on Autoblog on 2010 Hyundai Tucson where it mentioned why this Tucson series is named as ’Fluidic Sculpture’

‘Judging by nothing except the flowing new sheetmetal, we’d argue yes. Hyundai has banned boxy from its styling lexicon and is calling its design language of both the new Tucson and the coming-in-January Sonata "Fluidic Sculpture." The name is so contrived that Hyundai’s affable President and CEO John Krafcik apologized for the art school jargon during the Tucson’s introduction. But silly name notwithstanding, the results are noteworthy, if not striking. The central idea is that, "the line flows around the vehicle." As opposed to say one box grafted onto a larger box. Like the old Tucson.’

Tucson is small. We personally just have a feeling Tucson AWD is kind of a cross between the Nissan Rogue and the Ford Kuga. More character than the Rogue, but not as nice as the Kuga. Its few inches longer than its forerunner, It’s slightly shorter than a Ford Escape, and at least 5-6 inches shorter than a CR-V or Toyota RAV4 though its dimensions are really appreciated for soft users in the city. Tucson is light on utility.

A preview on 2010 Hyundai Tucson AWD!

Redesigned compact crossover SUV with decent inside and out, more head & leg, storage and cargo room than the previous model. The newly designed 2010 Hyundai Tucson car has dual-zone climate control availability, dual-panel sunroof over both rows of seats, rearview camera system with Smart Park Assist, leather seating, and Smart Key ignition and locking. Standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed manual transmission. 2010 Hyundai Tucson car is available with all-wheel drive and 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed automatic transmission. Has ‘Eco indicator light’ when driving at fuel efficient manner.

This new generation car is certainly well deserved for a smaller crossover. In comparison to Honda, Ford and Toyota, Hyundai is considered as the most fuel efficient automaker in the U.S. After its relauch,2010 Hyundai Tucson is appreciated as the optimum the combination of style, value, versatility and fun that comprises. Don’t get surprised if it happens to rule the US markets in short span.

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2010 Hyundai Tucson prices announced

2010 Hyundai Tucson prices announced

The South Korean automaker Hyundai is updating their lineup with a much more fluidic design theme and because of which the the budget people mover Tuscon SUV receives a a whole new playful persona. That much we already knew since the 2010 Hyundai Tucson was unveiled at the Los Angels Auto Show last week. What we didn’t know at the time was that prices for a new Tuscon would range from $18,995 for a well equipped GLS six speed manually shifted model and go all the way up to $24,345 for a top of the line Limited model.

The 2010 Tucson will be powered by the same Theta II GDI 2.4 Liter DOHC inline four cylinder engine that can be found in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, delivering a maximum output of 176 HP and 168 lb-ft of torque, that is 26% more power than its predecessor. The all new four banger will be mated to either a six speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual control or the manual as standard equipment.

Press release after the jump.

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The first unimpeded look at the Hyundai iX35

The first unimpeded look at the Hyundai iX35

The Tucson had a good run as Hyundai’s compact SUV, but now it seems that the South Korean-based automaker is ready to unveil its new compact SUV that will succeed the Tucson: the Hyundai iX35.

We’ve seen glimpses of this the iX35 before, but most of them have under the guise of some pretty heavy camouflage. After all, you can’t blame Hyundai for not spoiling the fun for all of us.

But now, we have photos of the iX35 in all its glory, complete with all the styling bounds that makes it completely more distinct – and attractive – than any of the Tucson’s we’ve seen before.

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2009 Hyundai Tucson

2009 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai revealed details on the 2009 Tucson SUV. It comes minor improvements such as better transmission management systems, torque converters, steering pump belt and engine management system.

For 2009, Tucson returns with additional exterior and interior changes including all-new 16-inch alloy wheels, 200-watt Kenwood Navigation/Audio System[1], a more distinctive chrome grille, new tailgate trim, more color choices and new GLS seat fabric.

The Tucson SE 4WD receives standard heated front seats and a windshield wiper de-icer. An optional B&M Racing Sport Shifter adds shorter throw-lengths and enhances precision to Tucson’s manual transmission. Tucson also has standard XM Satellite Radio™ and an auxiliary audio input.

The Tucson entry model is the GLS. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive.

Stepping up to the mid-range SE trim brings a 2.7-liter DOHC V6 engine, four-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission, unique 16-inch alloy wheels with 235/60R16 tires, bodyside cladding, foglights and bodycolored door handles and mirrors.

Moving up to the luxurious Limited, Tucson customers will enjoy leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, power sunroof (V6 models), a six-disc in-dash CD changer and subwoofer.

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2007 Hyundai Tucson

2007 Hyundai Tucson

The award-winning Tucson has been honored with numerous awards for its value, quality and safety, including the U.S. government’s highest safety rating. Since it first entered the market, the Tucson has received top honors in J.D. Power and Associates’ Initial Quality Study – first, as the industry’s highest quality all-new model launched in 2005 and, most recently, for the highest initial quality in the compact multi-activity vehicle segment. The Tucson was also named a Best New-Car Value Winner by SmartMoney magazine and was a “recommended” buy in the Compact SUV category in the 2006 Consumer Guide Automotive list.

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2006 Hyundai Tucson

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The latest Hyundai to join the under-20 club is the Hyundai Tucson, the Korean automaker’s smallest SUV and the second Hyundai to wear the name of a Southwest city. Its 170.3-inch length is 6.9 inches shorter than its bigger brother, the Santa Fe, and the Tucson is targeted at people shopping for, among others, the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V. Some people call these “cute utes.” The Tucson certainly fits that description, its stubby ends and flaring fenders imparting the (...)

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