2021 Hyundai Tucson revealed with a bold new look
After recently completing the final testing, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson SUV has been revealed with a bold new look. It is the first Tucson to be developed under Hyundai’s new design identity: Sensuous Sportiness.
“The mission of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ is to elevate the emotional qualities of automotive design. We want our customers to feel moved. With the all-new Tucson, we are introducing its ultimate evolution and a definitive statement about Hyundai’s unstoppable forward momentum,” said SangYup Lee, senior vice president and head of Hyundai Global Design Center.
The all-new Tucson will be larger than the current model by being 20mm longer, 15mm wider, the wheelbase will be increased by 10mm, and it will have a much longer bonnet. A light bar runs the width of the boot, with claw-like patterns at either end. It’s not too dissimilar from a Ford Mustang.
Those angular jewel-like lights are really set to appear on the upcoming car. These lights are being called “Parametric Hidden Lights” by Hyundai, and they purportedly completely turn off to leave a flush angular grille design. From the rear, the lights are equally as stunning.
All-new Tucson customers can choose from nine exterior colours overall, including three new ones:
- Shimmering Silver [NEW] with optional Dark Knight roof
- Amazon Grey [NEW] with optional Phantom Black roof
- Teal [NEW] with optional Phantom Black roof
- Phantom Black with optional Dark Knight roof
- Polar White with optional Phantom Black roof
- Engine Red with optional Phantom Black roof
- Sunset Red with optional Phantom Black roof
- Silky Bronze with optional Dark Knight roof
- Dark Knight with optional Phantom Black roof
You will have the choice between three interior colours for the Tucson:
- One-tone Black (fabric or leather)
- Two-tone Black and Moss Grey (fabric or leather)
- Teal pack (fabric or leather)
The latest fully digital configurable dual cockpit consists of a new 10.25in open cluster and 10.25in AVN-T screen. This offers a personalised space that is intuitively optimised for a high-tech user experience. For example, the colour schemes of the cluster change depending on which drive mode is selected.
As a result of the all-new Tucson being larger than the current model, rear passengers can enjoy 26mm of additional legroom.
The all-new Tucson’s hidden type Multi-Air Mode technology consists of a combination of direct and indirect air vents for air conditioning and heating to create a more pleasant indoor environment with more gentle air flow, which is a first for any Hyundai vehicle.
The Tucson offers best-in-class advanced driver-assistance systems and an active safety package with a range of innovative features. It has been equipped with an enhanced seven-airbag system, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Smart Cruise Control Curve, Blind-spot Collision Avoidance Assist and for the first time in a compact SUV, Highway Driving Assist, which makes highway driving safer and more comfortable.
Driving and engines
Available with hybrid versions with automatic transmissions, the all-new Tucson backs-up its true SUV credentials with 4x4 capabilities, thanks to its new Terrain Mode selector.
Under the bonnet, you will have the choice of a mild-hybrid petrol with 148hp and 178hp, with the diesel variant producing 134hp. Those that want to avoid the electric versions, you can choose from a 148hp petrol and 113hp diesel model. Four-wheel drive is an optional extra on most powertrains, whilst a PHEV model and an N-Line version is due next year.