The fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson comes with an all-new Parametric Dynamics design language, looking nothing like it predecessor. Check out this video where the new Tucson undergoes a moose test.
After the Santa Fe was discontinued from Hyundai’s Indian lineup, the Tucson has taken the mantle of the company’s flagship in the country. The South Korean automaker currently sells the third-generation model in India, while they have recently revealed the new fourth-generation model globally. The all-new model looks very different from its predecessor and has received mixed responses for its futuristic design. Today we came across this video where the Tucson goes through a moose test.
The video of the new Hyundai Tucson’s moose test has been uploaded by km77.com on YouTube. For the test, evaluators used the hybrid AWD version of the new SUV. Comprising of 10 attempts, the Tucson passed the test with low marks. One reason for the below score may be due to the Michelin Primacy 4 tyres the SUV was shod with, as it knocked down a cone in every attempt as it was visibly getting a lot of understeer. This made it hard for the driver to change direction quickly. The Tucson for the test was the Style trim, which gets adjustable dampers. When Sport was engaged, the dampers were stiffened up which helped quicken the direction changes and reacted to the driver’s input with better poise. The test drivers first entered the slalom course at speeds up to 77 kmph, but the new Hyundai Tucson passed the test when the entry speed was reduced slightly to 71 kmph. This shows how even a marginal change of speed can alter a vehicle’s ability to tackle a scenario.
To comply with stricter safety norms in most global markets, the fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson comes with a slew of features like highway driving assist, forward collision assistance, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, smart cruise control, blind-spot view monitor, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist and more.
Upon launch, the fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson will be available with a host of powertrain choices. This includes a 2.5-litre petrol engine making 187 PS, a 1.6-litre turbo-hybrid which gets a single electric motor and makes 226 PS, and the same 1.6-litre turbo but with a plug-in hybrid setup of which power figures haven’t been revealed yet. Currently, Hyundai has stated that is Alabama facility will only be producing the petrol-engined versions of the Tucson for the North American market, with the electric versions being built elsewhere. Also, the Tucson will initially be available with just the standard hybrid and ICE-powered models, while the PHEV version will be added to the range in the coming months.