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2023 Hyundai Tucson: What We Know So Far

2023 Hyundai Tucson: What We Know So Far

2023 Hyundai Tucson: What We Know So Far – The Hyundai Tucson has been around since 2004 and entered its third generation in 2016. Despite the redesign just five years ago, the compact CUV segment has changed a lot since then, and we expect Hyundai to adapt to the fully redesigned Tucson 2023.

Hyundai Tucson is hugely popular with U.S. buyers, with unit sales growing by 290 percent since the SUV was last redesigned in 2014. To continue that trend, Hyundai has brought a sweeping redesign to Tucson, drawing on the uncluttered and futuristic design cues of the Vision T concept and other recently redesigned vehicle styles.

2023 Hyundai Tucson

2023 Hyundai Tucson
2023 Hyundai Tucson

Tucson today is often praised for its elegant simplicity that caters to a wide range of buyers. The Tucson 2023 will head in the opposite direction with a more prominent display that will include hard body lines and folds, a front and rear lighting design that stays hidden until you turn on the lights, full-width rear light assembly, parametric grille, and more. It will also come within a long and short wheel axis distance to accommodate all buyers.

2023 Hyundai Tucson Engine

The 2023 Hyundai Tucson will probably be offered with three new or updated powertrain configurations, including gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid versions. The internal combustion model is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that emits 178 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque and is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

On the hybrid side, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine extinguishes, along with a hybrid system, 229 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Hybrid systems are equipped with continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

Inside, the Tucson 2023 will focus on openness with its clean design that will feature a 10.25-inch unbuttoned infotainment screen available with navigation and a hoodless digital gauge cluster to keep everything laps.

Making this space feel more luxurious will cushion the high touch area, metal trimming, and lighting systems of about 64 colors available. Thanks to its folding and diving second-row seats, Tucson will also boast plenty of cargo space.

Hyundai Tucson Features

Standard features will include an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, some Bluetooth connectivity, and more. There will also be an optional Bose premium audio system for audiophiles and smartphones as a key.

Hyundai would only go so far as to say that some Tucson variants would accept all-wheel drive and noted that there would be a separate debut for the North American version of the 2022 Tucson, scheduled for November 9.

Although Tucson will be offered in long and short wheel axis distance configurations globally, only the long wheel axis distance version will make it to the US. But even if it disappoints you, it will be at the November event that we will also learn more about the performance-oriented hybrid version of Tucson that will make it to the US.

The New Tucson will also be offered in the N-Line variant and will be available in all markets. Hyundai did not give us details on what the N-Line could need, but we speculated that it would be equipped with the same engine that is on the Sonata N-Line, a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four that emits 290 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

The Tucson 2023 redesign clearly starts with the front grille. Daytime running lights have been integrated into the gem-like grille design that sits at the base of a long hood with a sonata-like horizontal line flowing through it. All of this, including the sharp edges that run the length of the car on the side, gives Tucson a sporty and aggressive appearance.

2023 Hyundai Tucson Interior

2023 Hyundai Tucson Interior
2023 Hyundai Tucson Interior

Tucson’s interior adopts a simple design centered around an 8.0-inch standard infotainment touchscreen or an optional 10.3-inch touchscreen—both upgraded from the model year out. The infotainment screen has been integrated into the dashboard, and also new for 2022 is the movement of a separate screen instrument cluster.

Hyundai is also changing technology in Tucson, which now includes Hyundai’s Digital Key, a feature that allows customers to use their smartphones as keys. Tucson’s “car to home” feature will also give drivers the ability to connect their smart home appliances to their vehicles, so they can do things like turn on their home air conditioner before they return home, from the vehicle.

The Tucson 2023 will probably come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. The engine will mate with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

The 2023 Tucson Hybrid will boast a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combines for 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. There will also be plug-in variants, but Hyundai did not elaborate on its specifications, other than the fact it will also include a 1.6-liter engine.

Safety will also be a priority in Tucson 2023, as Hyundai SafetySense suites will include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane fixed assistance, lane-following assistance, blind-spot monitoring, 360-degree cameras, remote smart parking, automatic high-beam headlights, driver attention alerts, and more. Hyundai did not specify which features would be standard or optional.

2023 Hyundai Tucson Price

There is no official sales date yet for Tucson 2023, but Hyundai announced it will hit U.S. showrooms in the first half of 2021.

Prices are also uncertain, but we expect at least a light price increase above the current MODEL MSRP range of $24,875 to $34,625.

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