You might expect the mid-cycle update for the 2020 Tucson, but the upcoming model introduces only minor changes. The real deal is coming with the next edition. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is going to be the crossover to watch. Growing sales made people in the Korean company thinking of the redesign. And it is happening right now. Well, there are no spy photos to confirm this, but be sure the vehicle will be on streets early next year. The company is updating trim levels and colors, while the release date is still unknown.
The compact crossover drew a lot of attention when it entered the new generation in 2015. Tucson nameplate replaced ix35. Ever since its popularity is growing. The N Line was one of the key updates and made the crossover sportier and more aggressive. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson will keep this trim level, as well as the remaining models. Limited and Ultimate versions are sitting at the top of the class. Interior is getting more features and options, while the color palette will see the new update.
We don’t know too much about the 2021 Hyundai Tucson redesign. Well, it is still too early for the company to talk about it. The current model will have another run in 2020 and after that, we will see big changes. The new model of Tucson will have a tough task – to improve sales. Well, this model had huge leaps over the last few seasons. In 2018, Hyundai sold over 140k units in the US. A year before 110,000 which was 20k more than in 2016. Now, the target is 200,000. Sounds funny, but after the redesign, everyone will look for the 2021 Tucson. New colors and packages will make the model shine again.
The bad thing is that all info about the crossover are speculations. The company is not confirming it yet. We can take this as waiting for the perfect timing. Hyundai still has a year or more for the development and they stun us with every new release. We can expect the first official announcements when the spy shots of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson appear. That will mean the production is getting closer, and we will have more details about the redesign.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Specs
Under the hood of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson remains a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 165 hp. This is a suitable drivetrain for the compact SUV. It also adds 150 lb-ft and a superb fuel economy that returns 26 mpg. Well, the AWD will kill the highway rating, dropping from 30 mpg with the FWD to 25 mpg. That is the segment where engineers must make improvements. The difference is not so huge if you pick a 2.4-liter drivetrain. Still, average gas mileage drops to 24 mpg (FWD) and 23 mpg (AWD). The larger engine brings more power (181 hp) and torque (175 lb-ft). Both engines are using a six-speed automatic gearbox. In some markets, Tucson will be available with manual transmission. For the slippery road conditions, the crossover comes with 50/50 split differential between the front and rear axle.
The major update for the next season could be a hybrid drivetrain. We can hear it for a while, but the company is not confirming that. Well, our sources sound very confident, so it is a matter of time when the new drivetrain is going to debut. If not as 2020 YM, then 2021 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is certain.
Models – N Line Gets More Accessories
The US lineup offers SE, Eco, Sport, Limited, and SE Plus version. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson N Performance package is definitely something you must consider if you like a sportier ride. This version brings unique wheels and bumpers. Robust design also comes with special exhaust tips. Inside, N Line will enhance the impression with red stitching, leather seats, and upgraded infotainment system.
2021 Hyundai Tucson New Colors, Interior
Well, the N Line boosts everything around the 2021 Hyundai Tucson, but it also increases the price. The standard version still offers plenty of options and that is why it is one of the most popular compact crossovers in the market. A 2.0-liter engine is available only for the entry-level version. Upper trim levels will offer not only more powerful engine but also features such as hands-free tailgate with an automatic opening (Night), improved safety system (Sport), or navigation (Limited). Of course, there are new colors as well. The upcoming Tucson will add Cream White, Stellar Silver, Magnetic Force, and Winter White.
When Will The 2021 Hyundai Tucson Be Released?
It is still early for any guesses. But, having in mind that the new 2021 Tucson could bring some kind of a hybrid engine, the debut should be spectacular. This edition will be available worldwide, so not only US shows are in the mix to host the premiere of the new crossover. It can happen anywhere, since Tucson, and previously ix35 gained big popularity all across the globe.
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