Hyundai Tucson compact crossover debuts in New York

Hyundai has rolled out its newest SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The new crossover is called the Tucson and it has a sporty look with overall fuel efficiency as a top priority in its design. Hyundai offers numerous safety features on the car to make it safer to drive including automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, backup sensors and a rear view camera is standard.

The Tucson will be available at Hyundai dealerships in July. The vehicle has LED twin projector headlights, LED headlight accents, and LED daytime running lights. The wheelbase of the new Tucson has been stretched by an inch compared to the old version. The car gets 19-inch wheels and the door handles have approach lights that are LED.

Inside the car gets a wide instrument panel and a full-length panoramic sunroof is available. Overall cargo room inside the crossover is 31 cubic feet, a gain of five cubic feet over the previous Tucson. Power for base models comes from a 2.0L direct-injected four-cylinder producing 164hp and 151 lb-ft of torque with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

That base engine is good for 23mpg in the city, 31mpg on the highway and 26mpg combined. Eco, Sport, and Limited models will come with an upgraded 1.6L turbo engine producing 175hp and 195 lb-ft of torque paired with an EcoShift dual-clutch transmission. That engine provides 29mpg combined in Eco form and 27mpg combined in Sport and Limited trim. Tucson can also be had in AWD form. Pricing is unannounced at this time.