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Hyundai Tucson Delayed At Least a Year

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The 2021 Hyundai Tucson faces setbacks. Though the company originally hinted the 2021 model would hit the market in 2020, they have recently pushed the date. And many are starting to ask: is this new model really all that new after all?

Hyundai baited fans at the LA auto show last year, suggesting the 2021 design would be equipped with new features. But now spokesman Derek Joyce has confirmed that the 2021 model is actually pretty similar to its predecessor.

2020 vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson: What’s the Difference?

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson sells for around $23,500 when purchased new. It gets 28 MPG on the highway and operates on up to 181 horsepower. (The SE and Value models offer 161-hp.) Typically it features a 4-cylinder engine. Possible upgrades include blind-spot collision warning and lane-keeping help. You can also add pedestrian detection and a surrounding view monitor for even more safety features. Or if you’re looking for pure comfort? Opt for the heated steering wheel.

Hyundai has suggested it will provide a roomier experience in its 2021 model. It also hinted that the car may be sportier. The company suggested manufacturing an N or N-Line variant. A projected 340 horsepower fills a need for speed. (That’s an 87% increase in horsepower.) The company may even be developing a hybrid version. But details remain secretive.

The most we know is that Motor Authority spotted them testing Tucson prototypes. This occurred back in December of 2019. Many believed that this suggested the 2021 model would be available for purchase in 2020. But Hyundai has been silent about its timeline. There are currently no details about what caused the setback. Hyundai may have run into testing issues. Or perhaps the coronavirus has caused delays.

In any case, we can hope that the added time might result in added features.

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