2021 Hyundai Tucson – Compact SUV with Unique Design. 2021 Hyundai Tucson – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Please Consider Subscribing.
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By offering five electrified powertrain options and two internal combustion engines with in total four transmission choices, the all-new Tucson suits every type of driver. With gasoline and diesel 48-volt mild hybrid, full hybrid and plug-in hybrid options available, the Tucson offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in the compact SUV segment. In addition, it is available with two gasoline and diesel options. The powertrain options were developed to reduce emissions without compromising on being fun to drive.
The whole line-up is based on two Hyundai Smartstream engines: the 1.6-litre T-GDI gasoline and the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, which are available with different levels of electrification or without.
The 1.6 T-GDI Smartstream engine features the world’s first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology. CVVD optimises engine performance and fuel efficiency while also being eco-friendly. The valve control technology regulates the duration of the valve opening and closing according to driving conditions. This is the only system that can change the duration of the valve opening during a ride, depending on conditions. The technology increases performance by 4% and fuel efficiency by 5%, and decreases emissions by 12%.
For even more performance and reduced emissions, customers can choose the powerful 230 PS hybrid powertrain. It combines the instant torque of a 44.2 kW electric motor with the power output of the 1.6 T-GDI engine. The system is paired with a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, and available with a six-speed automatic transmission (6AT) and two-wheel or four-wheel drive. A 265 PS plug-in hybrid variant will be available to customers in the beginning of 2021.
When combined with Hyundai’s efficient and responsive 48-volt mild hybrid technology, the 1.6 T-GDI comes with two different power outputs, either with 150 PS or with 180 PS and optional four-wheel drive. Both outputs can be combined with a six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT) or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT).
When not mated to the 48-volt mild hybrid system, the 1.6-litre T-GDI Smartstream gasoline engine is available with 150 PS, a six-speed manual transmission and four- or two-wheel drive.
Another option is the 1.6-litre CRDi Smartstream diesel engine. The 48-volt mild hybrid variant delivers 136 PS and arrives with 7DCT and either four- or two-wheel drive.
The 1.6-litre CRDi Smartstream diesel engine is also available with 115 PS and a six-speed manual transmission with two-wheel drive.
Thanks to the flexibility offered by the new Electronic Controlled Suspension’s (ECS) adaptive damping technology, Hyundai’s engineers have achieved a very versatile driving behaviour, depending on the situation and driver preference. For daily commuting in Normal or Eco mode, the development was focused on a comfortable, flat and stable ride, even on the most challenging roads. The ECS automatically and continuously controls the vehicle’s suspension to maximise driving comfort and performance. It achieves this by taking into account driving conditions such as speed, road surfaces, cornering, stopping requirements and acceleration. By controlling the damping force on each individual wheel, ECS reduces roll, pitch and vertical motion to enhance ride and handling. When choosing the Sport mode, all-new Tucson drivers can enjoy an extra level of responsiveness and control.
Hyundai has developed a wide variety of tyre options for the all-new Tucson with three aerodynamic wheel choices: 17-inch steel or alloy, and 18- or 19-inch alloy options. The tyre choices were developed in close cooperation with top-tier tyre manufacturers Continental and Michelin, with special attention given to aspects such as comfort, road noise isolation and the handling performance. In addition, Hyundai’s engineers achieved low rolling resistance values, which contribute to minimising the vehicle’s fuel consumption and emissions. This underlines the company’s commitment to producing eco-friendly cars without compromising on performance.
The all-new Tucson’s Terrain Mode feature, available on hybrid version with automatic transmission, utilises Hyundai’s signature HTRAC four-wheel drive technology. This enables agile handling and better torque application depending on wheel grip and vehicle speed. In addition to different drive modes, three additional terrain modes – Mud, Sand and Snow – optimise the driving performance and HTRAC settings for an enhanced driving experience on a variety of terrain.