2016 Hyundai Tuscon Release Date, Specs and Info

With the appearance of the new 2016 Hyundai Tuscon car you get crossover SUV vehicle that has styling and features as a priority to all the other parts that make this brand new car. By concentrating more on the aesthetics they have managed to produce a car which looks good in all senses of the world, while the added features make it more useful than you would have ever thought possible.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon exterior, alloy wheels

The Tuscon car is still not in the same league as RAV4 or the CR-V SUVs, but it has the potential to one day be a part of the upper echelon of the crossover SUV segment. In fact this is the smallest SUV available from Hyundai on the US market and as that it is quite convenient and offers you a different kind of a style that other vehicles cannot. The vehicle is also a great pick for any kind of a family obligation that you need as it comes with better handling, enhanced fuel economy and more interior spacing which make it a ride that your family will enjoy in whatever occasion needed.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon black color, exterior

Perhaps the greatest asset of the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon is the exterior design which makes it a great pick and provides a more attractive look which will bring a lot of fans to this brand. It also comes available in four trim levels this year, SE, Eco, Sport and Limited, which will also give you more options as your pick here. The released pictures were the first initiative that gave us an insight how well the Hyundai Tuscon looks now, but the real thing will come after its official release date. Read the rest of the review and find out what the new SUV vehicle form Hyundai can offer you.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon exterior

2016 Hyundai Tuscon front angle, grille and headlights

The previous look of the Tuscon car was more as an economy car design, but now the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon exterior is updated with a more upscale look. The vehicle has been sculptured a lot on the outside and has been given some features that will make it a bit more interesting and much more extravagant than before. It is still a Hyundai and you can notice it from a mile away as it has the trademark hexagonal grille the sharply assembled headlights placed on its very front. The changes may be radical but aren’t in any way so big that they could change to look and appearance all together, but the car has a different tone and aura about it that make it much serious looking than before.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Looking at the profile, we notice a short greenhouse and a dynamic design. It includes the newly applied 19-inch wheels which combined with the other additions give the vehicle a look of a restless forward motion design. The back has been changed a bit as well and includes some dynamic touches that are done with the use of some horizontal lines. This gives the vehicle a muscular tone altogether and all in all make the car much more expensive looking than it actually is.

Interior

2016 Hyundai Tuscon interior, leather seats and dashboard

The upscale design is also applied on the interior of the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon vehicle. The car has been given a completely new dashboard which is a lot more functional than before. In fact, as the designers from Hyundai state, the design has been inspired by the Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal at JFK airport. Maybe an odd place to look for inspiration for the inside part of the car, but certainly something that works and that makes it into the inside of the vehicle completely well. The inside is much more elegant and simply designed, showcasing that sometimes doing something in an easier way can bring better results. The driver also has a much more clearer view on the road now which exemplifies the enhanced driving potential this car has been given. Finally, the seat design finishes and completes the upscale look of the car. With a bolstered design and new comfortable upholstery with leather trims is what the car gets to bring out the best in it.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Engine

Depending on the trim level, the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon will feature some different powertrain setups. But actually, the higher trim levels are a bit of a disappointment when it comes to the engine performance while the base version is here much more appropriate. The base engine is a164-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder which does better in around town driving. It particularly does well with the six-speed automatic gearshifter in sports mode. On the other hand, the Eco, Sport and Limited trims come with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 175-horsepower, yet the engine does not offer a great response value and thus the base version is a better one.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon engine

The car gets some pretty interesting specs when it comes to the EPA rating. The Sport and the Limited trim have a rating of 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined, while the Eco has a performance of 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined, which is due to the wheel size. The Eco and the SE have 17-inch ones while the Sport and the Limited use the 19-inch ones. The SE has a measured fuel economy of 3 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined.

Price and release date2016 Hyundai Tuscon white color, side view

The 2016 Hyundai Tuscon will get its release date next year, meaning that you will be able to see the new vehicle in shops by the end of February. The price has already been calculated and you will be able to get the new Tuscon vehicle for a base MSRP price of 22,700 dollars, or 33,000 dollars which would be the highest price rate for the Limited trim.

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2016 Hyundai Tuscon red color, grille and headlights

2016 Hyundai Tuscon blue color, taillights

2016 Hyundai Tuscon side angle, alloy wheels

2016 Hyundai Tuscon trunk

2016 Hyundai Tuscon rear view, tailights

2016 Hyundai Tuscon exterior, blue color

Tesla Is a Jail Free Card?

In May, one man lost his life driving Tesla Model S. Autopilot option was turned on at the moment of the accident. Journalists are blaming an autopilot option, the autopilot option is directly connected to the technology advancement, the technology advancement is connected to the company’s shares and company’s shares are connected to the development of their products, the green energy products. On the other hand, green energy is not so popular in the industry. Why?

2017 Tesla Model S side view, black color, headlights and alloy wheels

After the May 7th accident, there were a couple of other crashes, luckily without any casualties. There were some broken windows, fences, doors, mirrors and other cars. The only victims of those crashes were the wallets of the drivers. Those drivers bought Tesla Model S and Model X, some out of curiosity, others out of their love towards EVs and the rest of them… well because “why not?”. The sad thing is that those drivers or owners tried to blame the Tesla Motors for their accidents. To be precise, there were three accidents in the last two weeks, in which drivers tried to get a “Jail Free” card. Neither of them told the truth. Their sincerity came to question after Tesla Motors had reviewed their Model X’s logs.

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One Model X owner hit the “gas” pedal while trying to stop on the parking place, thus continued to the building wall. He claimed that the car autonomously crashed. Logs say that the accelerator pedal was pressed manually prior to the accident.

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The other Model X driver successfully rolled the unrollable car by hitting the guard rail. The accident happened on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on July the 1şt. The driver claimed that the autopilot option was activated. Cars rolling and tumbling in accidents are not rare, but rolling over the car so heavy is very hard. You need to travel very fast in order to do that, and logs in Tesla Motors show that the driver hit the accelerator pedal to 100% just before the accident.

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The third tried to drive a car on autopilot, with sensors, on a road without a central divider. That one happened on July the 10th. The driver claimed that autopilot suddenly changed the trajectory, turned off the road, causing the car to hit the guard rail and completely destroy the right side of the car. Autopilot is not autonomous driving. You need to look the road. Every time there is a flaw in lane markers, the autopilot will disengage…

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I will try to be gentle on this one.

To make some things straight. I am writing to you now. Yes, you. You live in a world of hunger and thirst in one part and food waste and water pollution in the other part of the world. You are lucky enough to afford one of the most expensive vehicles on the planet. When you buy it, a company that produces those vehicles gives you the fuel (charging capabilities) for free and it develops your vehicle through days, months and years via updates for free. You practically began to live in a futuristic world, the day you bought that vehicle.

One day, your car says:”Listen bub, I have just been updated to an Autopilot Beta Stage. From now on, I can assist you in driving. Have a nice day”. You go crazy, start telling your friends and it is a good life.

Summer 2016. You wake up cheerfully singing, said hello to your family and asked your car to get out of the garage by itself and to wait for you in front of your door. Then you had breakfast and brushed your teeth. In the meantime, your car opened the garage doors, slowly checked its surroundings and compliantly went to your door and waited for you to come outside. You drove in that same car, looked at all the pretty things around you, and just as you reached to your bags on the back seat, some strange wall appeared in front of you out of nowhere, and you crashed. Immediately, you remembered that you can blame the “autopilot” option and get around the insurance stuff.

In spite that you can harm the company that was so good for you, that you have the best possible car that anyone can afford, you lie and blame the pioneer manufacturer that had brought to you all that futuristic things you have.

“Shame, shame, shame.”

Actually, that is just the tip of the iceberg. In the depth of the cold ocean beneath you, you can find the monsters that can actually harm that same company. You are the one that anyone can see, you are the instigator.

Others that support your actions are not seen by many.

Oil

The World in which we live in is built around fossil fuels. Whether we want to acknowledge or not, wars have been fought because of it. We travel on the wings of oil, we farm our lands on the hoofs soaked into oil and we distribute our food in chariots that go on oil. Oil has become the strongest power one country has. If you control oil, you control the power.
People that control oil roads.

Humans, animals, and plants live on this planet. Only a dozen of people control all of them. How did they get all that power? Well, by trading oil. They are at the beginning of this chain, and if they didn’t do that, somebody else would.

Industry

That monster is the biggest pillar of them all. When we talk about saving the world – About the global warming, pollution and the need to change everything to green energy. We never mention them. THEY do not hold the power – they are the power.

Who are they? Every single machine that goes on oil has to be made in parts. Generations of men have been thought how to make those machines and how to implement them in transport, production, construction, water purification and many other parts of the industry. There are different parts of industry interconnected with the production of those machines. If you change that technology “in a day”, all those generations of men and women are going to be thrown into the streets, without their jobs and ways to provide for their families. Thus, by saving the planet you create chaos.

These are the main reasons why so many people are trying to stop the advancements in EV technology. Some car manufacturers even tried to sell diesel as “pure” fuel and lied about the fuel economy of their cars. Now they have to pay billions to their customers and clean the stains out of their names.

EVs are very young technology

Before Tesla Motors gave the world the beautiful Roadster, everyone claimed that EVs can only go for 30 miles on their batteries and that, it was impossible to make a fast EV car. Now, EVs go from 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and can stay on the road 300 miles for an hour of charging. As the final sign of good will, Tesla Motors gave its technology to anyone who wants it. Car manufacturers will slowly go from internal combustion engines to electrical engines. That is a fact.

Journalists are going to continue doing their jobs, and report about anything, politicians are going to continue worrying about their seats and industry is going to advance.
So, understand this world, and take responsibility for your actions. In the end, there is no such thing as a perfect machine. Machines always break!

We always have to intervene because we are drivers and drivers always keep their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road. Drive safe.

Tesla’s Little Crash In Big China

There was another crash, involving Tesla. This time in Beijing and on the other side of the world – in the USA, autopilot saved a man from a certain death.

Once more we have a driver who claims he was on autopilot option at the moment of the crash, and unlike the last time, Tesla Motors agrees and we have a dashboard video to verify the crash.

Very similar to the crash from three months ago in Switzerland.

The two accidents mentioned above were minor ones. There were no injured participants and damage on cars was minimal. But there is that word “autopilot”.

It Forced Tesla To Remove the “Autopilot”?

As reports say, the owner of the vehicle in the newest incident claims that sellers sold the car with the tagline “self-driving”. That is the main problem. It went so far, that Tesla had to remove the phrase “autopilot” and the Chinese expression for “self-driving” out from the website in China. Allegedly, in the most recent posts by “Associated Press”, Tesla’s spokesman said that the removal of the “phrase” or “phrases” was a mistake and that it will be restored. Additionally:”The company said it did revise some language on the site to make it clearer to drivers that Autopilot is a driver-assist system and not a self-driving system”.

 Tesla Model S at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition
Tesla Model S at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

What Happened?

The incident happened on the freeway. Tesla was moving on the far left lane, but unfortunately, some vehicle broke down on that same lane, and the owner had to park it on the very edge of that lane. The broken car was far enough to the left, to place itself on (as it looks like) blind corner for Tesla’s sensors. It looks like the blind corner because Tesla Model S had the exact same problem of detecting an obstacle three months ago, in very similar conditions.

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It seems like the sensors for the front left corner got downgraded because of the incoming traffic from that direction.

The car was unable to detect parked vehicle and grazed it, leaving a big noticeable mark on the car’s body and side mirrors, damaging itself in that process. Luckily there were no injured passengers nor drivers.

That was the first incident of that kind in China, but it happened after the fatal accident which had happened in Florida on May 7th. That burden would have been much easier for Tesla to handle, only if people understood the manual and actual meaning of “autopilot”.

Lost In Translation

The problem is not only in understanding that autopilot is not autonomous driving but in translation for certain words. Tesla’s spokeswoman sent an email to “Reuters” in which she tried to hint a problem:”At Tesla, we are continuously making improvements, including to translations. We have been in the process of addressing any discrepancies across languages for many weeks.

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Timing had nothing to do with current events or articles.” Allegedly, “autopilot” and the expression used for self-driving “zidong jiashi” are the main problems, because, in China, people obviously take that really seriously and to the letter. Because of that, we cannot see those expressions on the main Tesla’s website in China. Instead of those expressions, Tesla now uses some expression which translates roughly to “self-assisted driving”.

Autopilot In News

There aren’t many stories which get the media coverage like news about Teslas. Whether it’s a story about the rise or a story about a fall, every single media rushes into it like it is the greatest treasure. In the last couple of months, those stories about the fall somehow had gotten above the surface more often. They act as a shadow over technological accomplishments, industry has achieved in the last decade. The main objective, many storytellers try to spawn as a breakthrough story, is very often built around the autopilot option – a small detail or a feature this car has.

Responsible Driver

Every now and then, that feature, that technology, makes mistakes and drivers are there to correct those mistakes by holding their hands near the steering wheel. In the end, “autopilot option” is just there to help you as a driver. It can change lanes, act as an obstacle avoidance assistant, adjust the vehicle speed based on the speed of other vehicles and look for the best parking space and automatically park if needed. It is an advanced version of cruise control and it is not the substitute for a driver in spite the fact that it can actually drive on its own if driver plots a course.

Tesla autopilot accident in China

Tesla Saved A Life?!

The self-driving part is in “beta phase” and as such cannot be considered as safe. The company was pretty clear about that. In the mist of that “witch hunt,” there was an article reported by “ZD net”. The article was published on August 9th. Allegedly, a man named Joshua Neally was traveling in his Tesla from Springfield, Missouri to Branson.

In the middle of his trip, he experienced sharp pain in his stomach and instead of stopping on the side of the road and calling help, he plotted a course to the nearest hospital (20 miles away) and turned “autopilot option” on. The car drove him safely to the hospital and the man just had to park the car and check himself into the hospital. Joshua suffered from pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lungs) which is very dangerous if it is not treated immediately. Tesla Model X actually saved a life! That is a big news.