The system also includes Active Cornering Control, which automatically transfers torque to the wheels with the most traction. 7), up more than five cubic feet over the previous model, with a dual-level rear cargo floor further enhancing cargo-carrying versatility. The turbocharger features low-inertia turbo-spooling response characteristics and an electronic wastegate control for more precise control of manifold pressure. REFINED, RESPONSIVE CHASSIS
The 2016 Tucson platform offers enhanced driving dynamics with more than one inch increase in width and a 1. 6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder with 175 horsepower and 195 lb. 0 inch), wider (+1.
A world’s first shock-absorber mounting structure, the 2016 Tucson employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109 percent increase in rigidity, reduced road noise levels and ride and handling improvements. 7 mm stabilizer bar. The 2016 Tucson is longer (+3. Of torque, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. Peak torque delivery starts at only 1,500 rpm and holds through 4,500 rpm, for low-RPM responsiveness and performance in everyday driving conditions. 0L FWD model is rated at 23 (city), 31 (highway), 26 (combined). EPA fuel economy for the 2. The overall ambience of roominess is further enhanced by an available full-length panoramic sunroof, allowing both front and rear passengers day or night skyward visibility. The new Tucson also benefits from strategic use of structural adhesives at higher stress points on the chassis and more extensive use of hot-stamping methods for greater rigidity. The Gamma engine also features a new water jacket insert that prioritizes cooling in the upper level of the cylinder block where more combustion heat is generated, resulting in lower cylinder head temperatures and allowing for leaner air/fuel mixtures for better fuel efficiency. The rear suspension is an independent, multi-link design, now with dual lower arms for both FWD and AWD, for optimal ride comfort and body control. 2 inch increase in wheelbase for greater ride comfort and linear stability. Furthermore, powertrain NVH has been reduced through hydraulic transmission mounting and recalibrated engine mounts. EPA fuel economy for this powertrain on Eco FWD models is 26 (city), 33 (highway), 29 (combined), a 5-mpg improvement over the former premium Tucson 2. The rear liftgate opening has been enlarged in every dimension, for greater cargo flexibility. The six-speed automatic offers SHIFTRONIC™ manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for higher fuel economy at highway speeds. LOWER NVH, BETTER AERODYNAMICS
To improve NVH characteristics, the 2016 Tucson has applied a number of sound dampening and insulation measures, such as: . Sport and Limited FWD turbo engine models are rated at 25 (city), 30 (highway), 27 (combined), representing a 3-mpg improvement in combined fuel economy over the former Tucson 2. Suspension bushings are now composed of a higher-dampening synthetic rubber that is 30 percent stiffer for smoother ride characteristics when compared with conventional rubber. When compared with some competitors’ continuously-variable transmissions, this DCT is able to handle more torque with minimal power interruption throughout the powertrain operating range for a natural acceleration characteristic that consumers expect and offers greater durability. The 60/40 rear seatbacks have a greater range of adjustable recline for varying combinations of passengers and cargo, with an increased available recline of 37 degrees compared with 28 degrees for the previous model. The 26-mpg combined fuel economy rating is a one-mpg improvement over the previous mode base engine. Finally, the system incorporates both Hillstart Assist and Downhill Brake Control to assist drivers facing sharp incline or decline conditions. This Hyundai-developed dual-clutch transmission offers outstanding efficiency with quick, seamless shifting and brisk acceleration. 2 inch) than the previous model for greater interior volume and versatility.
POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT NEW POWERTRAINS
2016 Tucson powertrain offerings also have been improved with top efficiency levels as a primary target. The structure also uses four-point bushing mounts for improved comfort and reduced road noise. In addition, the jounce bumpers now use a more sophisticated, hydraulic-type design, for more refined responses over larger road impacts. Internally, piston-cooling oil jets ensure cooler piston temperatures for enhanced engine life. 1 inch) and has a longer wheelbase (+1. 2016 Tucson also offers Drive Mode Select, which allows the driver to customize their Tucson’s dynamic responses, such as steering feel, transmission and overall powertrain responsiveness to their preferences, and to changing road or traffic conditions. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock that allows a differentiated torque split between front and rear wheels, for off-road and extremely slippery road conditions. 0 cubic feet (from 25. A stitched, soft-touch pad is located near the driver’s right knee, for better comfort during long commutes or spirited cornering. Overall, front and rear suspension setups are now 20 percent stiffer than the outgoing Tucson’s. The front and rear overhangs were increased in smaller proportion to this increased wheelbase, centering more of the Tucson’s mass within the wheelbase for better handling response and control. Overall, cargo room has been increased to 31. All interior switchgear have a more refined feel during operation.
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE CAPABILITY
2016 Tucson will offer an advanced AWD system developed by Hyundai in conjunction with Magna Powertrain. Rear suspension control arms have been lengthened to minimize camber and toe changes throughout the suspension travel range, which has been increased to better absorb larger impacts. Base models offer the Nu engine family, 2. LARGER INTERIOR WITH PREMIUM MATERIALS
On the inside, a premium, wrapped instrument panel will be offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess. 0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder with 164 horsepower and 151 lb. Both front and rear suspensions use SACHS® dampers and lightweight, hollow stabilizer bars for superior body control in all driving conditions. The Tucson suspension has been enhanced for more precise handling without sacrificing ride comfort. The turbo engine is coupled to a new, first-in-segment seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT). In addition, the new Tucson’s fuel tank has been increased by 1. Interior touch points have been upgraded with premium, soft-touch materials. Eco, Sport and Limited models offer the new Gamma engine family, 1. 1 gallons for even greater driving range. Even more, the entire Tucson chassis is more rigid, now using more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength steel compared with 18 percent for the former model. The system reduces understeer and enhances cornering performance by braking the inside rear wheel and delivering more torque to the outside rear wheel, providing a torque-vectoring effect. The front suspension is a MacPherson strut design, with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and a 24.
On the inside, a premium, wrapped instrument panel with will be offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess. These are fairly typical standard features for the class. Roof rails are sleek and low-profile for a clean, yet functional appearance. Both are quiet inside, comfortable, and easy to see out of. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide