2021 Hyundai Tucson teased ahead of September 15 debut

Tuhin Guha Updated: September 04, 2020, 09:46 AM IST

Hyundai Motor has previewed the upcoming, fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson SUV ahead of its global debut on September 15. The highlight for this update is the sharp new styling and two wheelbase options, a segment first.

The new Tucson carries another interpretation of Hyundai's latest Sensuous Sportiness philosophy, termed Parametric Dynamics. In keeping with this, the soft lines and curves of the previous SUV have been replaced by a much cleaner, sharp-edged look, as seen of the new Sonata and Elantra globally. A big departure here is the face, in line with what was seen with the Vision T concept from last year. It drops the split headlamp look we've seen so far on new hYundai SUVs, incorporating the lighting within the large cascading grille. Hyundai calls it the Parametric Hidden Lights, these are seamlessly integrated into the sharply styled grille elements until lit.

The rest of the car is now aggressively stanced more aggressively, thanks to the long bonnet, sloping roofline and short overhangs. The angular touches in the bumper, the wedged styling element along the glass-area and the decked rear with the full-width lighting are other elements of this new design theme. The SUV itself should be larger than the model it replaces, with a more spacious LWB version offereded for certain markets.

The interiors follow the wrap-around, floating look that debuted with the Creta. This theme has been refined further with the new Tucson, giving it each side of the cabin a more singular space. The centre console is a free-standing element with slim vents and a panel of buttons below the screen. There's a wide-screen fully-digital instrument cluster, and the four-spoke instrument cluster here too. Also, there is now a button-operated gear selector. A strong features list can be expected as well.

We expect the Tucson to come with a slew of petrol, diesel and hybrid engine options. This should include a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol and the 2.2-litre diesel from the current car. The range-topper should be an N-Line version with a 2.5-litre turbo-petrol. As is now a Hyundai trait, numerous gearbox options can be expected too. Given that Hyundai only recently launched the facelifted last-gen Tucson in India, we think this new version is at least a couple of years away from an India debut.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 22.3 Lakhs
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
16.38 Kmpl

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