miller56 wrote:MikDee wrote:Hey Guys, I saw one on the road the other day, (in person) my head almost spun off my neck as it passed by going the other way, it was love at first sight! Without even hearing about a newly redesigned Tucson, I said to myself "What was that?" but, amazingly, I knew in a flash exactly what it was, I went GaGa!,,,lol
BUT, after checking it out, even though I love it, I was so dissappointed, it only comes with a 4cyl engine :( and I was thinking, I can't tow a boat, or anything heavy with it. My prediction is, it's gonna be Hyundai's best seller yet! If it came with a V6, and could tow, I'd be selling my soul just to get one! ;) Does, anyone know, if they have future plans to put a V6 in it?
Actually Mike, when you check out the specs you'll see that the new 4cyl is nearly as powerful as the old 2.7 V6. The old V6 was rated at 173hp/178 lb-ft and the new 4 cyl is 176hp/168lb-ft. So it actually has a few more horses and a just little less torque. They still haven't released tow figures but it shouldn't be too far off from last year.
Just how heavy is that boat?
P.S. As far as I have read and heard, there is no plan for a V6, won't fit just like in the new Sonata.
Maybe a turbo 4 in a few years for the Tuc...
The boat, motor, & trailer, was about 2500lbs, and my old Tucson towed it no problem, in fact better then my 95' S-10 V6 2WD. Pulling up the hill to my commmunity, or backing up my slightly sloped driveway, the S-10 used to Shimmy like it was gonna drop the trannny! The Tuc was, no problem , how fast, or slow do you wanna go. I can do it, slick, & smooth!
That new Tucson is definitely extremely sexy, & seductive, and yes, it has lost a bit of it's Macho image, IMO though, better all around then anything in it's class,,, but, one dent in it would destroy the whole image