The Fourth-Generation Hyundai Tucson is Nearly Here
- on September 09, 2020
- Categories: Car Reviews
The all-new restyled fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson is coming for the 2021 model year. It’s set for unveiling on September 15th in Seoul, South Korea, and simultaneously in Los Angeles on September 14 (PST). On September 3, the Hyundai Worldwide YouTube channel released a 20-second teaser in which we can see that this is no ordinary model release. The new Tucson is a major upgrade.
From the teaser, the first thing we are treated to is the jewel-like front grille design. The flanking headlights appear to be made in a similar design, creating an all-in-one look that screams contemporary style and chic. According to Hyundai, these are, in fact, “parametric hidden lights” that are only visible when you turn them on. A further exterior shot from the rear of the car shows equally stylish rear LED lights; a single dominating strip across the entire rear, with symmetrical double vertical-line lights, two on each side.
The Tucson was always an attractive and popular SUV, but this 2021 build clearly welcomes a significant design upgrade. Every edge seems to have a more contemporary and updated feel, especially the front grille/lights, the rear-end lines and the alloy-wheel design. The overall build will also be larger and wider than the previous model. All of this will be important for Hyundai, who are competing in a competitive SUV category with increasing ferocity.
One more thing that has been confirmed by Hyundai is that the 2021 Tucson will come with two different wheelbases, each to satisfy different market needs. This makes it the first Hyundai SUV to do so, and a longer wheelbase will mean more cabin space for those markets that get this model. The final teaser shot released also included an interior photograph, in which we can clearly see a large integrated touchscreen, digital instrument cluster and a generally more contemporary feel.
The Korean automaker calls it INTERSPACE, and has likened the new interior look to a “modern boutique hotel.” Is the goal, then to create an SUV that feels unique and personalized even though it’s actually mass-produced? It could be. To date, Hyundai have yet to reveal any further details than those we have mentioned above. All other information such as precise specifications, retail price and more will be unveiled at the official press announcement on September 15 in Seoul.