It seems that 2022 Hyundai Tucson is coming our way judging by these spy photos. The prototypes spotted are wearing heavy camouflage which shows us that the updated version of this SUV will have exterior and interior changes.
The changes will be substantial as entire front fascia including headlights and grille will be replaced. If you are curious how new grille is going to be designed, you should take a look at 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The pictures that depict the interior of 2022 Tucson show us that that center stack will be overhauled. New, tacked-on screen will replace the old one which was integrated on the dashboard on the former model as the part of the last-gen infotainment system. This type of interior design is being incorporated on entire Hyundai lineup.
It’s too early to know will there be powertrain changes on 2022 Hyundai Tucson. Currently available 2.0-liter and 1.6-liter inline-4 with 174 horsepower will be there, but additional units should be expected. 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder with six-speed automatic transmission powers base Tucson and SE, SEL, and SEL Plus models. This powertrain is considered worst of the two as 1.6-liter turbo-4 with 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission powers Value and Limited trims. Regardless of the engine of your choice AWD is available with both, but only FWD comes as standard. For the all-wheel drive, you need to pay additional $1,400.
The first unit (2.0) comes with 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. The EPA numbers sit at 23 mpg/city and 30mpg/highway for FWD and 21mpg/city and 26mpg/highway with AWD.
The second one (1.6) has 175 horsepower and 195-pound-feet of torque. It comes with a 25mpg/city and 30mpg/highway EPA ratings for front-wheel-drive and 24mpg/city and 28mpg/highway with all-wheel-drive.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Release date and Price
So, this is all information for now, but you can expect more changes as there is almost a full year till new Tucson is launched. With Korean manufacturer trying to make itself a valuable player on the SUV market you can expect great things from upcoming Tucson. With models such as new Hyundai Kona and redesigned Santa Fe on the way, Hyundai is already getting the attention it wants. Not to mention their plans to introduce a new 3-row SUV which will sit on the top of the range above Santa Fe.
The pricing is still unknown with the SUV being far away from its release date. The ongoing Tucson is priced at $23,500 at entry level. Moving up the trims you have SEL trim which is in the region between $24,750 and $27,650. After SEL you have Value that starts at $27,500, while the top-tier Limited kicks-off at $30,400. The fully loaded 2018 Hyundai Tucson Limited with Ultimate package goes for $$35,000.
Below you can see video review of 2018 Tucson: