The Hyundai Tucson has been around since 2004 and entered its third generation in 2016. Though the redesign was only five model years ago, the compact CUV segment has changed a lot since then, and Hyundai must adapt with a completely redesigned 2022 Tucson.
The current Tucson is often lauded for its elegant simplicity that caters to a broad range of buyers. The 2022 Tucson will head in the opposite direction with a more standout look that’ll include hard body lines and creases, unique front and rear lighting designs that remain hidden until you turn on the lights, a full-width taillight assembly, a parametric grille, and more. It will also come in a long and short wheelbase to accommodate all buyers.
Inside, the 2022 Tucson will focus on openness with its clean design that’ll feature an available 10.25-inch buttonless infotainment screen with navigation and a hoodless digital gauge cluster to keep things airy. Making this space feel more upscale will be cushioned high-touch areas, metal trimming, and an available 64-color ambient lighting system. Thanks to its fold-and-dive second-row seats, the Tucson will also boast plenty of cargo room.
Standard features will include an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, multiple Bluetooth connectivity, and more. There will also be an optional Bose premium audio system for audiophiles and smartphone as a key.
The standard 2022 Tucson will come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. This engine will mate with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Tucson Hybrid will boast a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combine for 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. There will also be a plug-in variant, but Hyundai didn’t outline its specs, other than the fact it’ll also include the 1.6-liter engine.
Safety will also be a priority in the 2022 Tucson, as the Hyundai SafetySense suite will include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane-keep assist, lane-follow assist, blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree camera, remote smart parking, automatic high-beam headlights, driver-attention warning, and more. Hyundai didn’t mention which of those features will be standard or optional.