The Korean car maker Hyundai has redesigned its Tucson to ‘feed Americans’ to expanding their business for company crossovers models. The updated models will be available to U.S. dealerships.
With the new redesigned 2016 Tucson crossover, look modern in such ways like it has 19-inch alloy wheels that resemble fan blades.
Hyundai has record sales of Tucson about 45,000 units in U.S in past 5 years. This year, Hyundai have moved their production of Middle East-bound vehicles from South Korea to the Czech Republic, freeing more capacity in Korea to serve the U.S. market.
“The growth is here, the margin is here, the market is here,” he said.
The first shipment of the redesigned Tucson is now transit from Korea, which couldn’t arrive at a better time.
Sales of Compct crossovers in U.S. rose by 19 percent to 1.1 million units in the first half of 2015. If the growth rate continues in next year 2016, then compact crossovers would become the single largest segment of the U.S. car market according to Automotive News data.
Hyundai also designed the 2016 Tucson on the unibody from the Sonata midsize sedan. It is 3-inches longer than its predecessor, and leaves space in Hyundai’s lineup for a smaller crossover which will ready to compete with the Honda HR-V and Chevrolet Trax.
A basic SE model with front-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter direct-injected gasoline engine starts at $23,595 with shipping. Models with the new 1.6-liter turbo and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission start at $25,045.