The Korean-based automaker Hyundai has now brought a series of changes for the 2014 Tucson CUV that is expected to go on sale in the near future in the U.S. market. Hyundai offers a new engine option as well as remove the old MPI gasoline units in the list of engine options for the 2014 model year.
The first option, buyers can order a 2.0-liter “Nu” GDI 4-cylinder engine that offers 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. If that’s not enough, Hyundai also brings the 2.4-liter Theta II GDI 4-cylinder engine capable of spewing up to 182 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. In order to transfer power to the wheels, both new engines will be equipped with a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the all-wheel drive configuration is only available as an optional.
Outside, Hyundai adds several new features on its exterior that includes a redesigned alloy-wheels, LED-infused headlights and LED taillights (optional). Moving into the cabin, we can also see some changes and new standard features include illuminated front cup holders, telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and reclining rear seats.
In addition, there’s also redesigned upholstery, high-quality instrument panel (SE & Limited only), larger touch screen display (Limited) and upgraded Multimedia system (Limited). In order to improve the ride comfort with better handling, Hyundai now offers Sachs Amplitude Selective Damping (ASD system) on the new Tucson.
Speaking of price, the 2014 Hyundai Tucson will go on sale with a base price of $21,450 and sales will begin soon in the U.S. market. So, what do you think? Is the new Tucson worthy to be included in the new car list will we buy?