FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2015 – Green Car Journal has named Hyundai’s all-new 2016 Tucson a finalist for a 2016 Green SUV of a Year™ award. Each year, 5 finalists are deliberate for a award, an respect that recognizes a many fuel-efficient SUV/crossover vehicles and a environmental care they pierce to a automobile industry. The 2016 Green SUV of a Year™ leader will be announced during subsequent year’s Washington Auto Show on Jan 21, 2016.
Green Car Journal’s vetting routine considers a far-reaching operation of SUVs and crossovers to establish their environmental advantages and breakthroughs, and afterwards narrows a margin to 5 finalists. The overarching idea is to brand nominees that pierce personal travel in a some-more environmentally certain instruction but sacrificing a fun of pushing or a functionality approaching of an SUV or crossover. Fuel efficiency, weight reduction, modernized drivetrain technologies, use of choice or purify fuels and some-more are deliberate during a process. Finalists contingency be accessible for sale by Jan 1st of a endowment year.
“The Hyundai Tucson shows that new-generation crossovers can offer preferred opening and loads of flexibility while still delivering considerable fuel economy,” pronounced Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “Crossover drivers tend to wish it all – style, functionality, modernized features, and potency – and there’s no miss of that in a new Tucson.”
The all-new Tucson comes with a choice of dual engine and powertrain options. Base models offer Hyundai’s 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder engine with 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque, joined with a six-speed involuntary transmission. Eco, Sport and Limited models offer Hyundai’s new 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This new powertrain is corresponding to a first-in-segment seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch delivery (DCT), that offers quick, fit shifts and even improved fuel economy. The Tucson is offering in both FWD and AWD variants.
“Being a finalist for Green SUV of a Year™ is acknowledgment of Hyundai’s loyalty to delivering fuel potency but sacrifice,” pronounced Mike O’Brien, clamp president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “In a shred typically filled with comparatively parched vehicles, we are unapproachable to offer consumers a choice that delivers on size, functionality and fuel economy in equal parts.”