The new 2022 Hyundai Tucson will introduce a completely new look. Hyundai released a couple of pictures of a prototype version, and thanks to them, we’re getting a better idea of how the new compact SUV will look like.
Tucson’s front end is completely redesigned, and we noticed plenty of similarities with the Elantra and Sonata models. Overall, the design is futuristic, and Tucson is getting a new grille shape and triangular LED headlights. On top of that, the manufacturer will finally introduce a new hybrid engine.
2022 Hyundai Tucson Redesign
The new images are available, and the new 2022 Hyundai Tucson features attractive styling. At first glance, it’s clear that the new SUV is taking inspiration from the Elantra and Sonata models. However, unlike the sedans, the new Tucson comes with the more unique front fascia. It features LED headlights that are integrated into the grille opening, giving this SUV aggressive styling. The angular wheel arches and rocker panel are present, made of strong black plastic.
Looking at this SUV from behind, we noticed a new set of blade-like taillights with a full-width LED bar. The quad taillights get broken down further by way of tiny, triangular elements, giving a more sporty stance to Tucson. On top of that, the lower rear bumper uses a unique diamond texture that’s seemingly hidden behind a faux rear skid plate.
New Cabin Styling
The interior of 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be less aggressive than the current one. However, it will still keep the same modern appearance. Seats will be more comfortable for sure, and we can see a new flat dashboard. Overall, the design is significantly luxurious, and like Audi, the new Tucson features a digital instrument cluster that sticks up from the dashboard.
Another eye-catchy feature is the new dual-screen infotainment system of 10.3-inch. On top of that, climate control is available bellow with absolutely no physical buttons. Other features include the infotainment system of the 8.0-inch screen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and two-device Bluetooth connectivity.
2022 Hyundai Tucson Powertrain Options
As for now, we have information about two engine options under the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. The base model will use a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder delivering 190 horsepower (142 kilowatts) and 182 pound-feet (260 newton-meters). This unit will use an eight-speed automatic transmission as an only available option with the direct-injected base engine. As we stated, the manufacturer will, alongside the direct-injected unit introduce a new hybrid system.
This engine will consist of a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four with an electric powertrain. From what we heard, total output will be 230 hp (172 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm). However, still, it’s not straightforward what gearbox the hybrid crossover will use.
Release Date and Price
The new 2022 Hyundai Tucson is revealed with more modern styling. Besides that, the manufacturer will also introduce a new hybrid system delivering 230 hp.
Hyundai confirmed that Hyundai Tucson should be available to purchase in the first half of next year. It starts at $24,000, while the hybrid should range between $27,000 and $35,000, depending on trim.