Hyundai Motor’s Tucson Named Finalist
for 2016 Green SUV of the Year
• Tucson shows that new-generation crossovers can offer desired performance and
loads of versatility while still delivering impressive fuel economy
• Five finalists are considered for the award, an honor that recognizes the most fuel-
efficient SUV/crossover vehicles and the environmental leadership
• The 2016 Green SUV of the Year winner will be announced at next year’s
Washington Auto Show in January
December 4, 2015 – Hyundai Motor’s All-new 2016 Tucson has been named as a finalist for the 2016 Green SUV of the Year award by Green Car Journal. Each year, five finalists are considered for the award, an honor that recognizes the most fuel-efficient SUV/crossover vehicles and the environmental leadership they bring to the auto industry. The 2016 Green SUV of the Year winner will be announced at next year’s Washington Auto Show on January 21, 2016.
Green Car Journal’s vetting process considers a wide range of SUVs and crossovers to determine their environmental advantages and breakthroughs, and then narrows the field to five finalists. The overarching goal is to identify nominees that move personal transportation in a more environmentally positive direction without sacrificing the joy of driving or the functionality expected of an SUV or crossover. Fuel efficiency, weight reduction, advanced drivetrain technologies, use of alternative or clean fuels and more are considered during the process. Finalists must be available for sale by January 1st of the award year.
“Hyundai Motor’s Tucson shows that new-generation crossovers can offer desired performance and loads of versatility while still delivering impressive fuel economy,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “Crossover drivers tend to want it all – style, functionality, advanced features, and efficiency and there’s no lack of that in the new Tucson.”
The All-new Tucson comes with a choice of two engine and powertrain options. Base models offer Hyundai Motor’s 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder engine with 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. Eco, Sport and Limited models offer Hyundai Motor’s new 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This new powertrain is mated to a first-in-segment seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT), which offers quick, efficient shifts and even better fuel economy. The Tucson is offered in both FWD and AWD variants.
“Being a finalist for Green SUV of the Year is an acknowledgment of Hyundai Motor’s dedication to delivering fuel efficiency without sacrifice,” said Vice President Mike O’Brien of Corporate and Product Planning at Hyundai Motor America, “In a segment typically filled with relatively thirsty vehicles, we are proud to offer consumers a choice that delivers on size, functionality and fuel economy in equal parts.”
About Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.