Hyundai has introduced the US-spec Tucson SUV during the 2015 New York Auto Show

Hyundai has introduced the US-spec Tucson SUV during the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Compared to its European twin, the only notable changes are limited to the repositioned LED daytime running lights that have been installed above the fog lights. The car features the same upscale design with a Santa Fe-like chrome hexagonal radiator grille and sweptback headlights.

The North American version of the SUV will be offered with two petrol engines – a 2.0-liter with 164 HP (121 kW) and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft), coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, and a 1.6-liter turbo with 175 HP (129 kW) and 264 Nm (195 lb-ft), mated to a 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission.

The average fuel consumption for the 2.0 FWD model stands at 23 mpg (city), 31 mpg (highway) and 26 mpg (combined), while the 1.6 turbo FWD variant returns 25 mpg/30 mpg/27 mpg.

Sales of the 2016 Tucson are scheduled to start in July this year with prices to be announced soon.

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