The Hyundai Tucson 2022 has a revolutionary overhaul for the popular crossover that includes eye-catching styling, a high-tech cabin, and many upgraded safety systems. Now he’s undergoing the tough moose test in Spain to find out how the upgraded vehicle works.
Results are mixed for this Tuscon Hybrid. The initial run is at 47 miles per hour (76 kilometers per hour), and the Hyundai does well until the last section of cones where it cuts one, resulting in failure. Although things look pretty good, there are over 10 attempts between two pilots to get it right. The Tucson Hybrid was cruising at 71 km / h (44 mph) in the triumphant attempt.
For comparison to other crossovers, a Jeep Compass, which is a bit smaller than the new Tucson, completed the Moose test with an input speed of 49 mph (79 km / h) . A Volkswagen Tiguan and a Subaru Forester did it at 77 km / h. A Toyota RAV4 Prime could only complete the challenge at 63 km / h.
This hybrid Tucson had adaptive dampers, but even the stiffer Sport mode wasn’t enough to dampen understeer through the cones. The vehicle’s reaction to sharp turns was “safe and easy to predict,” according to the video.
The suspension gave good results in the slalom test. There is little body roll and good steering response.
U.S. buyers of the 2022 Tucson have quite a few powertrain choices. The entry-level choice is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that develops 187 horsepower (139 kilowatts) and 178 pound-feet (241 newton-meters) and operates through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid has a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a 44.2 kilowatt electric motor for an estimated total of 226 hp (169 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) and using a six-speed automatic transmission. . There is also a plug-in hybrid version of this configuration with a more powerful electric motor that pushes the power to 261 hp (195 kW).
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson goes on sale this spring in the United States and the plug-in hybrid version joins the lineup this summer. Official prices are not yet available.