Hyundai has used the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to introduce a sixth powertrain option for the Tucson on the European market.

Hyundai has used the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to introduce a sixth powertrain option for the Tucson on the European market.

Hyundai’s stars in Geneva are definitely the three IONIQ models (Hybrid, Plug-In, and Electric), but the company is also showcasing an important new addition to the Tucson SUV. This is a 1.7-liter turbodiesel engine with a maximum output of 141 horsepower (104 kilowatts) and a peak torque of 251 pound-feet (340 newton meters) between 1,750 rpm to 2,500 rpm. The motor is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox with two clutches that provides 20% higher fuel efficiency compared to the previous six-speed auto.

With this setup, Hyundai’s fastest-selling European model returns 48 miles per gallon (4.9 liters per 100 kilometers) on average with corresponding CO2 emissions of 129 grams per kilometer. The 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration takes 11.5 seconds.

As standard equipment, the Tucson 1.7 diesel gets a start-stop system, while optionally available are autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, and lane keeping assist system.

Hyundai is assembling the Euro-spec Tucson in Czech Republic and all models feature the automaker’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard.

Source: Hyundai

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