2018 Hyundai Tucson revealed before the sale will start in the summer

Hyundai has pulled the wraps off its renovated Tucson before the sale kick-off in Europe in the summer.

In a show in New York city, where Toyota has unveiled its Tucson rival, the 2018 RAV4, Hyundai best-selling model gets a revised engine line-up, more security features and a slightly tweaked design.

The new car comes with a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines, with each one of the certificates to Euro 6c emissions standard and ensured that offer lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy as a result.

As is the case with the pre-facelift of Tucson, at the entry level is a 130bhp 1.6-litre GDi petrol, while a turbo engine T-GDi offers 175bhp. Meanwhile, the 1.7-liter diesel of today, Tucson has been changed by a 1.6-litre with two available outputs: 113bhp and 131bhp. The existing 2.0 CRDi remains, the delivery of 183bhp.

The unit is sent to the front wheels as standard, but all-wheel-drive versions are available. A six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is offered.

Hyundai has expanded the list of driver assistance features in the 2018 to Tucson. It is offered with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assistance and attention of the driver of the warning of the technology. Buyers can add more equipment, including a 360deg camera, high beam assist and the adaptive cruise control.

In the interior, the car comes with a 7.0 or 8.0 in information and entertainment with touch screen, depending on the specification. A premium sound system, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and the wireless phone charge come as part of an extension of the technical characteristics of the options in the list, which also includes 3D navigation by satellite.

Hyundai uk has not yet announced the price, but no major changes are expected so a starting figure that increases only slightly in the current car of £19,855 opener is expected.

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