A next generation Hyundai Tucson mule was caught testing amidst extreme cold conditions of snow and ice in Northern Europe. This car will be launched late this year as a 2010 model, making its debut as the Tucson in US & Asia and ix35 in Europe. The new Hyundai Tucson will move to a more crossover-styled body for platform flexibility (for use in other cars).
Concept version will be on display at Geneva Motor Show Mar '09
Production version will be unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show in Sep '09
Core Design Elements:
- More smoother design compared to the boxy style of the existing model
- Will remain the same size.
2010 Hyundai Tucson Specifications:
A basic 2.4L Theta II four-cylinder engine with about 175Bhp (130kW).
A highly-efficient 2.0L turbocharged petrol unit with around 200Bhp (147kW)
A petrol-electric hybrid version of this engine is also expected
Two new CRDI Diesel engines; 2.0L and 2.2L developing 136Bhp (100kW) and 175Bhp (130k) respectively.
A new six-speed automatic transmission to come as standard.
Both FWD and AWD versions will be offered.