Despite its Southwestern nameplate, our spy photographers have spotted the next-generation 2011 Hyundai Tucson while undergoing a battery of cold weather testing. Production for the Korean market is expected to start in the last quarter of 2009, with sales in the States starting in mid-2010 – likely making the all-new Tucson a 2011 model year offering in North America.
Sources are saying to expect only four-cylinder powerplants, including a turbocharged model after the initial launch. This is probably a smart move on Hyundai’s part seeing how sensitive Americans are to MPGs these days. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the next Tucson get close to 30 mpg highway, with an equally impressive 20+ in the city.
While insiders told up they had some pretty modern designs on the drawing boards, the Hyundai decision makers went for a traditional, yet new (and “safe”) look for the small crossover. Expect the 2011 Hyundai Tucson to take some styling cues from its bigger brother, the Hyundai Veracruz.
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