Seat Time: 2016 Hyundai Tucson

July 31st, 2015 at 4:50pm

MY16 Hyundai Tucson

Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.

Reviewer: Chip Drake
Manufacturer: Hyundai
Make: Hyundai
Model: Tucson
Type: CUV
Competitors: Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rouge, KIA Sportage
Price: FWD SE $22,700 up to AWD Limited Ultimate $34,050 w/ $895 Freight Charge
Made in: Ulsan, Korea
Drivetrain: SE comes w/ 2.0L GDI DOHC 16-Valve CVVT Inline 4; ECO/Sport/Limited comes with 1.6L Turbo-GDI DOHC 16-Valve CVVT Inline 4
EPA Ratings: SE (FWD) 26 combined, (AWD) 23 combined; ECO (FWD) 29 combined, (AWD) 27 combined; Sport/Limited (FWD) 27 combined, (AWD) 26 combined

Final Impression:

MY16 Hyundai Tucson**In honor of Hyundai’s new NFL Sponsorship we offer the following review**

Narrator:
Welcome back to the Main Street Theater in Somewhere, U.S.A., where several automakers are unveiling a group of special vehicles; Once figments from a designer’s imagination, now products in the national spotlight. Welcome to “The Crossover Dream Draft.”  And now here is the League’s Commissioner: Baadee O. Frame

Commissioner Frame:
“With its first selection in the 2016 CD Draft, Hyundai Motor America gives us the 3rd generation Tucson.”

 — Music sting, applause from the audience —

CDD Anchor Taach Screen:
Fresh from its Ulsan, South Korean factory, Hyundai’s all new 5-passenger vehicle is athletic and sleek courtesy of the brand’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. But in addition to the catchy exterior options like 19-inch wheels and a panoramic sunroof, safety is a big play by the South Korean automaker.

CDD Analyst Blew Tooth:
That’s right. Engineers for this new Tucson more than doubled the high-strength steel in its frame; giving you 51% — that’s more than half!!  But when you’re talking safety, the real story is inside where you can blanket you & your passengers with the likes of blind-spot warning, lane-change assist, and Hyundai’s newest protection package, the Automatic Emergency Braking system.

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July 31st, 2015 at 12:33pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
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All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Richard Truett, Automotive News

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Coming Soon: Autoline on the Road from CAR MBS 2015

July 31st, 2015 at 8:00am

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Join John McElroy as he visits the CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2015! Autoline is bringing you ongoing coverage of the latest in automotive industry best practices and innovations.

Keep checking Autoline.tv as we post the latest automaker interviews, hot off the conference floor. Personalities already scheduled to appear:

Alfons Dintner with Audi Mexico
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Joe Carlier with Penske Logistics
Justin Fishkin with Local Motors
Swamy Kotagiri with Magna International
Matthew J. Simoncini with Lear

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AD #1669 – Ferrari 488 Spider, Mitsu’s UAW Deal Killer, Scion’s Plan to Nearly Double Sales

July 30th, 2015 at 11:54am

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Auto Tune: “Slow Train To Dawn” by The The

July 29th, 2015 at 3:00pm

Driving, riding, roads and of course cars themselves have all been immortalized by writers, composers and musicians around the world. Auto Tune is our way to spotlight a unique transportation song to celebrate these “ridden” gems along with the artists or composers who crafted them. Some you may know, many we’re sure you don’t.

220px-The_The_-_Infected_CD_album_coverTaken from his second album that was as political as it was introspective, Matt Johnson, the sole member of The The, tackled diverse issues with Infected. His previous effort, though you probably don’t know it by name (Soul Mining), you’ve no doubt heard much of it thanks to its soundtrack-ready song list for mainstream American advertising the last decade or so. Infected would not be as lucky, but despite that, there were great benefits to anyone who took a spin with this disc. From start to finish, this quasi-concept album was filled with interesting and, in a way, inspiring songs.

This week’s Auto Tune is a duet from Infected called “Slow Train to Dawn” with Matt Johnson and Neneh Cherry, a terrific British singer. And obviously you don’t need a Ph.D. in Psychology to know they’re not singing about the No. 6 train from Pelham Bay Park. Hope you enjoy the song, which, despite its age, sounds if it were just produced last week.

- Chip Drake, Executive Producer, Autoline

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AD #1668 – 2016 Honda Accord First Look, Best Cars to Buy Again, Hyundai’s DIY Update

July 29th, 2015 at 11:55am

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AD #1667 – Africa Next Growth Market? Used Teslas Attract Youth, FCVs Make Gallons of H2O

July 28th, 2015 at 11:49am

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AD #1666 – FCA Avoids Max Fine, Apple May Borrow i3 Platform, Restoration vs. Preservation

July 27th, 2015 at 11:55am

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AAH #296 – How Tesla & CARB Got Us to Drink the Kool-Aid

July 24th, 2015 at 2:45pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Hacking cars: Serious Issue or Serious Exaggeration?
- Tesla Battery Swap: Is the Million-Dollar Loophole Dead?

SPECIAL GUEST: Larry Moss, Chairman, Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s
- What cars will be at the Concours and why were they chosen?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Ed Niedermeyer, Daily Kanban

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July 24th, 2015 at 11:54am

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