Monday, August 24, 2009
2011Hyundai Tucson revealed
Hyundai unveiled the all-new Tucson crossover in the South korean market yesterday!
After three years of development and $280 million spent, Hyundai has finally unveiled its long anticipated Tucson replacement. Codenamed LM, the all-new Hyundai Tucson has been completely redesigned inside out to offer the best performance, fuel economy and safety ratings.
Hyundai offers the 2011 Tucson with diesel and gasoline engine options in South Korea. Diesel power comes from the all-new 2.0L R-diesel engine that produces 184 horsepower and achieves 15,4 kilometers per liter fuel economy, while the 2.0L Theta gasoline engine achieves 11,7 kilometers per liter fuel economy and has a maximum output of 166 hp. The R-diesel engine already meets Euro 5 emission standards. Both engines are mated to the new 6-speed automatic gearbox.
With sales of more than 1 million units over the past few years, Hyundai Tucson has been the most popular vehicle in the Korean automaker's line-up. Hyundai hopes the new Tucson will continue to perform well in terms of sales. In Korea, the company aims to sell 16.000 units of Tucson already this year and 40.000 next year, while globally, Hyundai plans to sell 300.000 units a year.
Hyundai Tucson features the all-new exterior and interior styling and comes equipped with premium features such as vehicle dynamic control that improves safety of the vehicle, panoramic glass-roof, downhill brake control and hill-start assist control and emergency stop signal, which automatically triggers the emergency hazard lights.
The 2011 Hyundai Tucson is also available with a rear-view camera connected to a 3.5-inch LCD display built into rear-view mirror that automatically turns on when the driver shifts into reverse.
Hyundai has announced the official European premiere for the all-new Tucson has been scheduled for Frankfurt motor Show next month, while US premiere is planned for November's L.A. Auto Show.