Hyundai unveils new 2022 Tucson for US (PHEV announced)

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Hyundai just unveiled its all-new 2022 Tucson for the US market. The latest edition of the best-selling Hyundai model will be available in ICE, HEV and finally also PHEV (hinted at in September).The conventional versions will hit the market in spring 2021, while the plug-in hybrid will go on sale in summer 2021 with a 13,8 kWh battery and estimated fuel economy more than 70 MPGe. The all-electric range should be around 28 miles (45 km).

The Tucson PHEV (and conventional hybrid) will be all-wheel drive as standard, although the electric motor weighs only 66.9 kW:

“For the first time in a Hyundai SUV, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will also offer standard HTRAC® AWD capability to meet the needs of environmentally conscious buyers with specialized modes for greater adaptability to terrain and conditions. weather, including snow mode.

Hyundai’s latest HTRAC® all-wheel-drive systems for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid have been developed in off-road testing grounds around the world to maximize front-wheel drive capability on a wide variety of surfaces. Both hybrid powertrains also use a unique Transmission Mounted Electric Device (TMED), which helps manage the increased performance required of hybrid SUV applications. “

Will it be enough to compete with the Toyota RAV4 Prime and the Ford Escape PHEV? Or maybe the market is big enough that they don’t even have to worry about competitors (especially if they will continue to delay or limit availability)?

The Hyundai Tucson 2022 (currently presented only as a conventional version) has a whole new look. Time will tell if people like it or not, but that’s for sure, it’s something new.

Inside we can find “A 10.25-inch touchscreen without hard buttons, a group of digital gauges without a hood and multi-air ventilation, a temperature control system providing a diffused air flow over the front passengers”.

Interior of the Hyundai Tucson 2022

Another important change is also its larger size, which has resulted in more space for passengers and a larger trunk.

Interior of the Hyundai Tucson 2022
Interior of the Hyundai Tucson 2022

Spécifications of Hyundai Tucson PHEV:

  • an expected 100% electric range of 45 km
    estimated fuel economy of over 70 MPGe
  • 13.8 kWh battery
    360 V system, 88 kW battery power
  • all-wheel drive
  • system power: 261 horsepower
    1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with direct injection (180 hp / 195 lb-ft) with a six-speed automatic transmission plus 66.9 kW / 224 lb-ft. electric motor
  • 7.2 kW on-board charger (less than two hours to recharge the system)
  • Towing capacity (with trailer brakes): 907 kg (2000 lb)
    Towing capacity (without trailer brakes): 748 kg (1,650 lb)

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