Hyundai Debuts Tucson at New York International Auto Show
The Hyundai Tucson has been a staple of the Hyundai lineup since it debuted nearly 15 years ago, back in 2005. The five-passenger, compact crossover has earned a reputation for its refined styling and ride, well-equipped interior, and exceptional value, but for the upcoming model year, there will be even more to love. With a significantly refreshed 2019 Hyundai Tucson debuting at the New York International Auto Show, we now have insight into what we can expect from the upcoming Tucson.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Engine, Power, and Performance
Say goodbye to the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that was available in the 2018 Tucson, as it will be replaced with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine rated for 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. For those familiar with the current Tucson lineup, you might have noticed that this is the same engine in the Hyundai Tucson Sport. For 2019, however, it will be standard in the Tucson SEL, Sport, and Limited models.
The Tucson Value and SE trims, on the other hand, will play host to a 164-horsepower 2.0-liter engine with 151 pound-feet of torque.
A fresh look for 2019
While the 2019 Hyundai Tucson near Denver, CO will be familiar, it will feature some noticeable design changes. Hyundai’s signature cascading grille replaces the current one and a new front and rear fascia give the Tucson a bold new look. Throughout the trimline, the Tucson also is appointed new wheels.
An active safety suite to rival any other
Preventative and active safety features have shown to keep drivers more aware of their surroundings, and in some cases, prevent seemingly imminent accidents. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson will be equipped with a full suite of active safety features, including standard Forward Collision Avoidance and Lane Keeping Assist. Other features available throughout the 2019 Tucson lineup include a surround-view monitor, pedestrian detection, smart cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, high-beam assist, and a driver attention warning system.
Look for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson to arrive at Schomp Hyundai this fall. In the meantime, we have a great selection of new and used Hyundai SUVs to shop.