The all-new Hyundai Tucson will make its global premiere on September 15, 2020. In the run up to the unveil, Hyundai has released some teaser images that provide a good look at what the next-gen Tucson will look like.
- 4th gen Hyundai Tucson teaser images show distinctive new design
- There will be two wheelbase lengths to choose from
- Interiors to get floating central console; digital instrument cluster
What will the new Tucson look like outside?
Spy photosof the fourth-gen Tucson showed that many design elements from the Vision Concept T SUV will be carried over and the new images confirm this. The flared wheel arches, rising beltline and the large V-shaped grille with the L-shaped (and prominent) LED DRLs, along with the front bumper and headlight design, can be easily traced to the concept.
The new Tucson’s overall silhouette is akin to the concept’s as well – the roofline rakes sharply at the rear, giving it an almost coupé-like appearance. At the rear, an LED light bar connects the tail-lights high on the tailgate. Rear styling is as angular and sharp as the front, which lends cohesion to the overall design.
Hyundai calls this design language ‘Parametric Dynamics’ and first used it on the seventh-gen Elantra on sale in international markets.
An interesting bit about the all-new Tucson is that for the first time, the SUV will be available in two different wheelbase lengths, depending on the market. The short-wheelbase version of the Tucson is likely to be larger than the outgoing model that’s currently on sale in India while longer wheelbase version is expected to be offered in developing markets like ours.
What will new Tuscon interiors look like?
The interior layout of the next-gen Tucson is all-new, and unlike the exterior photos Hyundai has released, the inside is previewed with just a sketch. The dashboard and centre console are finished in a dual-tone black and grey theme, and Hyundai seems to have minimised the use of switches and knobs in the cabin. The large, vertically-oriented centre console has a ‘floating’ effect, and a large touchscreen infotainment system spans its width, much like in the new Creta. The AC controls and the like are housed below the screen, and spy images had also showed an electronic, button-style gear selector. Hyundai will also offer an all-digital instrument screen on the new Tucson.
Engine details for the next-gen SUV have yet to be revealed but international models are expected to the petrol, diesel and hybrid options. A sportier Tucson N-Line is also said to be in the works, and is expected to use the Hyundai Sonata N-Line’s 2.5-litre, turbo-petrol T-GDi engine, which produces 290hp and 422Nm of torque.
Is the new Tucson coming to India?
It has been less than two months since Hyundai Tucson facelift priceswere announced in India. The model currently on sale is the refreshed third-gen version. Considering this, it will be a long while before Hyundai India brings the all-new model here. However, expect it to go on sale in other global markets sometime in 2021.