The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is going into new levels of performance. For the upcoming crossover, the Korean company is preparing N model with a turbocharged engine. With it, Tucson will accept challenges set by Ford Edge ST and Mazda CX-5 Turbo. In Europe, the vehicle will have a new competitor – Cupra Ateca SUV by SEAT.
That is not all about changes for the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. A hybrid engine is on the way as well. Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Honda CR-V Hybrid, Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, and others will get a new rival. Another revisit will upgrade the previous facelift from 2018. Times are changing very fast, and Hyundai Tucson 2020 must fulfill big expectations. That is why the company is expanding the lineup. The redesign will make the crossover better, stronger, and more appealing.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Redesign
Sales of Hyundai Tucson are speaking about this crossover. Increasing numbers can’t lie. The Korean vehicle is more and more popular in the US soil. Two years in a row, Tucson sales are above 100k units. After a new redesign, the upcoming vehicle should achieve even better numbers. That is one of the reasons for the 2020 Hyundai Tucson redesign. Of course, expectations are higher than ever.
Another reason why we will see the redesign of the Hyundai Tucson 2020 is the competition. In the compact crossover class there is no time for rest or to enjoy the success. To remain a competitor, every company must update its fleet every now and then. Although Hyundai is very busy with the development of new, larger SUVs, there must be time for upgrading its best-selling crossover.
The last facelift from 2018 brought the new front fascia. Grille and headlights suffered the most changes. Also, the tailgate has a fresh look, and these parts will be unchanged for 2020 Hyundai Tucson. But, designers are preparing even more updates. The redesign will include new trim level – N Sport, and hybrid drivetrain. A revisit of the interior and a new layout are possible, so Tucson could be ready to fight in different markets.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Engines and Specs
Hyundai dropped a turbocharged 1.6-l engine after the facelift in 2016. Now, the base unit is a 2.0-liter inline-four engine. It is capable to create 165 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the manual gearbox is in the history books now. Fans won’t see it back. The engine is sending power to the front or all wheels. Well, the AWD is consuming much more fuel. While the FWD is returning 30 mpg on highways, the AWD model won’t go over 26 mpg. Combined fuel economy is 27/24 for FWD/AWD. The difference is not made up by the all advantages all-wheel drive is offering.
A 2.4-liter engine offers the same automatic transmission. It boasts total power and torque outputs to 180 hp and 175 lb-ft. Also, the AWD system consumes less fuel on the highway than with the 2.0-liter engine. With some updates, a 2.4-liter unit will reach 27 mpg, while the city rating remains around 21-22 miles per gallon.
2020 Hyundai Tucson N Is Almost Ready
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson N is the next performance-oriented model we will see by the Korean carmaker. The only vehicle with this badge is i30. Also, other models will get the same treatment, but after Tucson. At the latest, Santa Fe’s premiere chiefs confirmed the development of this package. It will add a 2.0-liter turbo engine. It will be good for at least 280 hp. Such power can make Tucson N compatible with other performance-tuned compact crossovers.
What’s more, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson N will get cosmetic treatment as well. For example, there will be few exterior updates to make the crossover aggressive. Furthermore, sportier seats and suspension setup will improve overall drive impression. More infotainment features and high-end accessories are going to make the N Sport model quite expensive. Still, it will offer more than any other Hyundai vehicle. The new crossover is going to compete with Mazda CX-5 Turbo and Ford Edge ST in the USA, and Cupra Ateca in Europe.
The Next Chapter – 2020 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
The Korean company is not stopping here. It will chase the main rivals in the hybrid segment. Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V are already available, and it is just a matter of time when Toyota is going to introduce the Rav4 Hybrid model. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson hybrid is another vehicle in this class and fans can expect big things. Engineers will use a 2.0-liter engine as the base and they will attach electric motors to it to improve fuel economy and power. PHEV system is also a possibility.
Release Date and Price
There is no exact information about the 2020 Hyundai Tucson release date. Since chiefs said the N model is in development and some spy photos are confirming these stories, the new Tucson could be out very soon. We won’t see it until the main addition, N package, is ready. A hybrid version will arrive as an update.
The base models of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson will come with the same price sticker. The crossover is among the cheaper models with a starting price of $23,000. Currently, there are six trim levels, and all of them will be available for the next edition. The most expensive is the Ultimate model and it costs $33,000. Panoramic moonroof, an 8-inch touchscreen display, heated and ventilated seats are just some of the updates for this model. Whatsoever, the most expensive offer will be for the 2020 Tucson N. This crossover will cost at least $35,000.