2021 Hyundai Tucson Debuts With A Choice Of Petrol, Diesel, And Hybrid Powertrains
In a handful of stealthy shots, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson was featured a few weeks earlier and has made its world premiere today. In its fourth generation, the Hyundai Tucson has undergone its most evolutive design and technology development since the original was released in 2004. Let’s look at it more closely.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson, it’s safe to say, looks like nothing from without. It follows the Sensual Sportiness design language of Hyundai but also has the floral characteristics of what the company calls ‘parametric dynamics,’ which adds a gem-like appearance to the outside of Tucson. A parametric grid that includes half mirror LED daytime running lights, which are only visible when turned on, is the sound of courage to Tucson’s new gene. If the Tucson does not work, the DRLs seems to be a grid extension, with the headlights on the front bumper mounted down.
The main features on the sides are the tight skinning and short overhangs, prominent character lines, flared wheel arches, a chrome strip from the ORVM base, and stretching back to the C-pillar and the 19-inch wheels, available internationally with options from 17- and 18-inch.
The T shaped tail luminaires at the rear are connected to the LED luminaire bar, extending across the Tucson’s width, and have semi-hidden triangular shapes that only appear when lit. The bumper sporting a diamond pattern finish, a faux diffuser, and twin chrome exhaust tips are well-hidden underneath the spoiler. All in all, the new Tucson has made the present-gen model look round, voluminous, and more aggressive, in-your-face design.
The Hyundai Tucson of 2021 has grown on a large scale, but the bigger news is that the Tucson is also being offered as a long-haul vehicle for the first time. Whilst Tucson’s shorter wheelbase model is ten mm longer, 15 mm wider, and ten mm longer than the current model, the long-wheelbase model of Tucson is considerably 150 mm longer and has an 85 mm long wheelbase to help Hyundai build acres of indoor space.
While the 5-seat model was revealed for international trade, we have reported that the 2021 Hyundai Tucson will come to India only on a 7-seat basis. The extremely popular Hyundai Creta, second generation, is soon to create a 7-seat model that is closer to the current Tucson area. Hyundai chose to extend and up-market the fourth-gen Tucson to replace the Santa Fe that won’t return to India to provide space for the new model.
The interior too is almost unlike the 2021 Hyundai Tucson of the third-gen SUV. In the new Tucson interior, a minimalist approach is taken and the majority of touch panel checkpoints are removed. A 10.25-inch screen, a 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system, and automatic temperature control features are available on the wraparound dashboard via a touch panel mounted underneath the screen. The central console contains several physical buttons for the ventilation of seats and other functions. The conventional gear lever is not provided – it is replaced by buttons.
Like previously, this 2021 Hyundai Tucson still is a 5-seat SUV with wireless smartphone charging features, panorámic sunroofs, air purifier, ambient 64-color lighting, a 360-degree camera, a driver-seat memory function, powered rear passenger seat control, rear AC springs, digital key (which allows owners to unlock their vehicle with their rear passenger seat)
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson offers a great deal of choice on the engine front. Hyundai will supply 1,6 liter, 4-cylinder turbo gasoline (180hp, 265Nm), 2.5 liters (190hp, 247Nm), and 2,0-liter turbo-diesel (186hp, 417Nm), according to market conditions. The 1.5-liter T-GDI engine combines the hybrid model with an electrical motor with a 230hp and 350Nm torque combined output. But Hyundai has not disclosed its Tucson plug-in hybrid battery capacity and range.
The 1.6 T-GDI is matched by an automatic 7-speed dual cargo clutch with an 8-speed automatic gearbox pairing the 2,5-liter petrol and 2,0-liter diesel. The HTRAC all-wheel-drive system will also be available from Hyundai to the Tucson (including sand, snow and mode, and another drive).
The new Tucson’s security features include adaptive cruise management, forward collision prevention assistance, driving attention warning, lane maintenance assistance, and emergency aid, among many other things.
South Korea will be the first market to receive the Hyundai Tucson, the fourth gene, and the SUV will shortly be sold. The new Tucson will be introduced in other markets early in 2021. That said, there is no word about how much time Hyundai plans to introduce the new Tucson in India, given that the facially lifted 3-gen Tucson was only launched a few months ago.
When it comes, however, expect that the 2021 Hyundai Tucson will come in petrol as well as diesel forms and will be offered against the facially lifted Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, and Volkswagen Tiguan, who will be returning to India in façade-lift shape.