2016 Hyundai Tucson : First Look

Hyundai Tucson Exterior 560x280Last month we brought you a list showcasing the Best of the 2015 New York Auto Show, specifically focused on world premieres from the show. There was a crossover that caught our eye on the show floor, which didn’t make our list due to the fact that it had previously been unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is an all-new 3rd generation compact crossover that will arrive at dealerships in late summer.

2016 Tucson Interior 560x280

The new Tucson offers a fresh, sporty exterior and appealing interior design while making overall fuel efficiency a top priority, with significantly enhanced fuel economy ratings over the previous model. Further, the new Tucson, when equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking, is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For 2016, advanced safety technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera also will be offered.

The new Tucson continues Hyundai’s recent run of designing beautiful vehicles, and we’re particularly fond of those wheels. While we love the Santa Fe Sport, we think this new Tucson will provide a compelling alternative for those looking for a lower price point. We hope to bring you more detailed thoughts when we’re able to get behind the wheel in the future.