The Hyundai Tucson Sport Concept will be showcased at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, in Las Vegas. The vehicle is the fruit of the collaboration between the Korean car maker and Vaccar – a Florida-based tuning group. With a radical-looking appearance as well as a more powerful engine, the Tucson Sport Concept will truly a great offering to all families if it enters the production line.
For starters, the Concept is covered by a unique aqua blue finish with matte gray splashes. Thanks to the creation of Vaccar, the Tucson Sport now features new front lip spoiler with expanded side skirts, merged into the rear diffuser. Other exterior refinements are composed of a new mesh front grille and 20-inch forged alloy wheels protected by flared wheel arches, providing the SUV a sportier looking makeover.
The vehicle is the fruit of the collaboration between Hyundai and Vaccar
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Getting inside, the Hyundai Tucson Sport Concept comes fitted with Ice Gray leather upholstery highlighted by blue stitching. What’s more, the instrument panel is given new analog gauges. Infotainment system includes a 9-inch touchscreen system, a 12-inch subwoofer, headrest-mounted displays and new speakers also.
Not only does the new Concept receive cosmetic changes, it also boasts new powertrain, as we’ve note above, with a new turbocharger, a new AEM inlet piping, a Mishimoto intercooler and a new exhaust as well. Output figures haven’t been disclosed but the engine is expected to deliver over 300 PS.
In addition, adjustable coilovers, revised suspension system and new sticky rubber promise to bring you much better handling than ever.
Know more about Hyundai Tucson 2023
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson is a five-seater compact crossover. Locally, this model has two variants. There’s the GLS+ 2.0 CRDi, and the 2.0 GLS AT. The CRDi model is diesel, while the other one is gasoline. They then have a price of Php 1,840,000 and Php 1,570,000 respectively.
Under the hood, the GLS+ CRDi variant uses a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that can make up to 183 horsepower and 416 Nm of torque. The GLS meanwhile gets a 2.0-liter gasoline mill that can churn out 153 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque.
For transmissions, the diesel variant uses an eight-speed automatic tranny. The gasoline version meanwhile uses a six-speed automatic tranny. Both variants are front-wheel-drive.
Size-wise, the new Tucson is 4,630mm long, 1,865mm wide, and 1,665mm in height. They also come with a wheelbase length of 2,755mm, and a ground clearance of 181mm.
Locally, the Hyundai Tucson competes against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Chery Tiggo 5 Pro, Subaru Forester, Peugeot 3008, among others.
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