Next-gen Hyundai Tucson Teased Before Its Reveal Date
On September 15, 2020, the all-new Hyundai Tucson will be making its world premiere. Hyundai has released some teaser images in the run-up to the reveal to provide a clear look at what the next-gen Tucson looks like.
Spy photos of the fourth-gen Tucson revealed that several design elements would be moved from the Vision Model T SUV, and the latest images confirm this. The flared arches of the wheel, rising beltline, and the wide V-shaped grille with the L-shaped (and prominent) LED DRLs, together with the front bumper and headlight style, can be easily traced to the model.
The overall profile of the new Tucson is also analogous to that of the prototype – the roofline rakes sharply at the back, giving it an almost coupé-like look. The tail-lights high on the tailgate is connected by an LED light bar at the end. The rear styling is as streamlined and smooth as the front, giving the overall design a sense of continuity.
Hyundai calls this design language ‘Parametric Dynamics’ and first used it for sale in international markets on the seventh-gen Elantra.
One interesting bit about the all-new Tucson is that the SUV will be available for the first time, depending on the market, in two different wheelbase lengths. The Tucson’s short-wheelbase variant is likely to be larger than the outgoing model currently on sale in India, although it is expected to be selling longer wheelbase models in emerging markets such as ours.
The Next-gen Hyundai Tucson interior layout is all-new, and unlike Hyundai’s exterior pictures, the inside is previewed with only one sketch. The dashboard and center console are finished in a black and grey dual-tone style, and Hyundai appears to have reduced the use of cabin switches and knobs.The big, vertically oriented center console has a ‘floating’ effect, and its width spans a wide touchscreen infotainment system, just like in the new Crete. The AC controls and the like are housed below the panel, and an electronic, button-style gear selector had also been seen in spy pictures. Hyundai will also sell the Next-gen Hyundai Tucson with an all-digital instrument panel.
Engine specifications for the Next-gen Hyundai Tucson have yet to be announced but the petrol, diesel, and hybrid options are expected to include foreign versions. It is also said that a sportier Tucson N-Line is in the works and is planned to use the 2.5-liter turbo-petrol T-GDi engine of the Hyundai Sonata N-Line, which produces 290hp and 422Nm of torque.
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