Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Features The All-New 2022 Hyundai Tucson Will Offer Hybrid And PHEV Powertrains

The All-New 2022 Hyundai Tucson Will Offer Hybrid And PHEV Powertrains

Bold new exterior design meets high-end and advanced cabin in the all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson

  • The Tucson is Hyundai’s global best-seller.

  • More than 7 million have been sold since its launch in 2004.

  • Will be on sale in the first half of 2021 for the 2022 model year.

This is an extremely important launch for Hyundai around the globe. This all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson has been purposefully designed to attract more buyers with cutting-edge design, technology, as well as numerous powertrains to meet expectations in all major markets.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be powered by a 190-horsepower 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. A turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder will be offered with either hybrid or plug-in hybrid technology. The total combined output will be rated at 230 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel-drive system will be available with both powertrains. As well, Hyundai has confirmed that an N-Line model, already offered in other markets, will come in the not too distant future.

2022 Hyundai Tucson | Photo: Hyundai

The most “shocking” element of the new 2022 Hyundai Tucson is without a doubt its “parametric dynamics” exterior design – there is simply nothing else like it on the road today. The highlight has to be the half-mirror type DRLs that are seamlessly integrated within the parametric grille. In fact, they can only be seen when they are illuminated. In the rear, the full-width taillamp contains half-hidden triangular shapes that, like the front DRLs, are only visible when on. Between the two extremities, the Tucson’s sharp profile is paralleled by a unique wedge line that dips below the driver’s side window only to rise steeply towards the rear.

The provided cabin image very much reflects what we’ve seen in rendering over the last few weeks. What Hyundai calls “Interspace” is loaded with smooth overlapping soft-touch surfaces that not only wrap around the front occupants but that looks extremely premium. The center-stack features dual 10.25-inch full-touch screen exempt of hard buttons – an 8-inch screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard. The latter will be capable of connecting two phones simultaneously with no compromises.

2022 Hyundai Tucson | Photo: Hyundai

Among other features, the Tucson will be available with a multi-air ventilation system that will monitor air quality in real-time and that is designed to reduce moisture from the A/C’s evaporator. Also part of some packages, the Tucson will feature an open and hoodless digital gauge cluster – truly, the 2022 has entered the 21st century in appropriate style. The Tucson will be fitted with the Hyundai SmartSense safety feature suite which includes, but is not limited to: Highway Driving Assist (HDA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Blind-Spot View Monitor, and Collision Warning (BCW).

The compact 2022 Hyundai will be anything but with plenty of room for five passengers. Two wheelbases will be offered however only the long-wheelbase version will be on sale for North America. The second-row bench will feature fold-and-dive functionality to maximize passenger or gear space. On the topic of space, the trunk will be capable of holding up to 1,096 litres of stuff.

“We are thrilled to introduce the all-new Tucson, the latest model in Hyundai’s SUV transformation,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President, Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group. “This exciting vehicle sets a new benchmark for innovation in its segment, delivering an impressive blend of design, technology, packaging and performance.”

2022 Hyundai Tucson | Photo: Hyundai

The all-new Hyundai Tucson hits the road in Korea now as a 2021 model year vehicle. The compact SUV lands in North America in the first half of 2021 for the 2022 model year.

2022 Hyundai Tucson | Photo: Hyundai

2022 Hyundai Tucson | Photo: Hyundai

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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