2016 Hyundai Tucson
arrives at Castlegar Hyundai

New design a clear winner, critics say



SHOP NOW

When Hyundai set out to redesign the 2016 Tucson, it realized the importance of this new model. The stakes were high because the compact SUV and crossover market is one of the fastest growing vehicle segments globally, with recent sales gains in the double-digits. Hyundai knew that the 2016 Hyundai Tucson had to stand out in a very competitive and congested market. Hyundai responded well to this pressure. Early reviews confirm that Hyundai made the kind of bold and extensive changes necessary to put the 2016 Tucson in a very strong position. After a first drive of the Tucson, Consumer Reports concluded that Hyundai is "shouldering its way forward among the crowded herd of small SUVs." Jeremy Cato of the Globe and Mail agreed, writing that the 2016 Tucson "was well worth the wait."

There are too many changes to list. But automotive critics highlighted several key improvements that make the 2016 Tucson one of the best vehicles in the segment.

Styling

Here at Castlegar Hyundai, we have parked a 2016 Tucson in the showroom. By far, it is the vehicle that grabs the most attention. Hyundai's approach to design is influenced by the fluid and dynamic shapes found in our natural environment. In turn, the Tucson is not boxy, static or dull. The complex shape of the sheet metal gives a sense of movement and excitement. Hyundai also added its signature grill and front fascia, adding just a subtle hint of aggression. Focused on every detail, Hyundai also upgraded the Tucson with machined alloy wheels in a custom design that fits with the fluid style of this vehicle. Overall, it is a striking look. Hyundai also introduced a slate of dazzling new colours for the Tucson, from Sedona Sunset to Mojave Sand to Caribbean Blue. Clearly, Hyundai pursued a vehicle design that would push the Tucson to a new level among its competitors. "This may be the best-looking vehicle in the segment," according to Postmedia writer Lorne Drury.

Ride and handling

To improve comfort and driving dynamics, Hyundai improved the Tucson's suspension and added the use of structural adhesives to strengthen the joints between panels and improve overall durability. The Tucson also includes more responsive steering. In fact, driver's can now customize the feel of the steering by choosing one of three modes offering different levels of resistance. Hyundai has also beefed up cabin insulation and changed some of the materials used in the Tucson to dramatically reduce road noise. The luxury look of the Tucson is now matched by its smooth, quiet ride. 

Technology

Hyundai also set apart the Tucson by offering two engine choices in the 2016 model, a 2.0L four-cylinder and now a 1.6L turbo engine combined with a seven-speed transmission. The result is much-improved fuel economy with more torque and precise shifting. The Tucson is now available with the latest safety technology, including a forward-collision warning system, blind-spot detection, lane-changing alerts, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and so much more. All of this technology is easy to use and carefully integrated so that you don't need to be an expert to enjoy its benefits. You find many features in the Tucson that are simply unavailable in comparable models.

Extra Value offered by Castlegar Hyundai

At Castlegar Hyundai, we have a large inventory of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, all available with the many benefits offered by our dealership: a five-year/100,000 km warranty, five years/unlimited km roadside assistance coverage anywhere in North America, the best financing terms available in the industry and additional benefits for existing Hyundai owners. We deeply appreciate the support of our local customers and therefore extend many additional benefits to our clients from our loaylty program to special deals on accessories. 

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a world-class compact SUV that has been completely reengineered to bring a new level of comfort, safety, efficiency and enjoyment to the marketplace. Review our inventory below. For more information and to schedule a viewing, call or e-mail Castlegar Hyundai today.  

Keith Kalawsky, February 13, 2016

Contact Us We're open

(250) 365-5200