Bolder and more resistant. This is how Hyundai presents in the United States its new Hyundai Tucson XRT 2022, the most off-road version of the popular SUV. Will we see it in Europe?
With a name that is almost more reminiscent of a new dirt bike, Hyundai unveils its new Tucson XRT in the United States, which it says will be the most resistant version of the new generation of the popular compact SUV. At the moment, there is no news or indications that predict its commercialization in Europe, but let’s get to know it better just in case the Korean brand finally decides to export it.
Categorized as ” bold new,” the XRT version of the Hyundai Tucson is designed to be more rugged and off-road than the original standard model. To do this, it starts with the SEL finish that is marketed in North America and adds a series of visual alterations to give it that more adventurous character. The improvements are located on both the front and the rear and are also accompanied by particularly striking matte black finishes.
The new Hyundai Tucson XRT includes trimming on the wheel arches and the door panels. The mirrors come in black and are equipped with new 19-inch black alloy wheels, with a design more typical of a true off-road vehicle. Along with this more aggressive look, the SUV adds new darkened side window frames, a new approach lighting, side steps, cloth interior seats finished in black, headlining in this same color, a trailer hitch, and roof sidebars.
Among its advanced and new equipment, there is no lack of standard nor the hands-free gate, nor the digital instrumentation with a 10.25-inch screen, nor the wireless charging platform for mobile phones, the ambient interior lighting, the leather steering wheel, or the climate control. dual automatic. The driver’s seat, for its part, is electrically adjustable in up to 8 positions, and the two front ones are heated. It also adds a SiriusXM multimedia system and the BlueLink Connected Care connectivity package.
Mechanically there are no differences and the SUV is offered in the United States together with the 2.5 in-line 4-cylinder gasoline engine with 187 hp and 241 Nm of maximum torque. It can also (or not) equip the HTRAC AWD all-wheel-drive system.
In the United States, the new model is offered at a starting price of $ 32,625 with front-wheel drive, or 34,125 euros with the all-wheel-drive system. For now, in Europe, we can settle for seeing the image of this striking new version of the Hyundai Tucson.