We’ve been followers of what Hyundai’s been doing currently: The Palisade (even if ours currently smells) is Automobiles.com’s reigning Best of 2020 winner, the new Sonata is a worthy challenger to the dominance of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, and the upcoming 2021 Elantra has the appears and tech to tackle a crowded area of compact sedans. Even one among Hyundai’s older designs, the Santa Fe, received our most up-to-date mid-size SUV comparison test. Now, Hyundai is revealing teaser photos of the following Tucson, with an out-there design that takes what we’ve seen on the brand new Elantra even additional.
It begins with the grille, which includes a “jewel-like” design and built-in daytime working lights Hyundai is asking Parametric Hidden Lights. When not turned on, the lights mix into the grille’s design, however when illuminated, the triangular flanks of the grille turn out to be triangular teams of LEDs. On condition that these are the daytime working lights, it appears Hyundai is sticking to the higher DRL/decrease headlight design used elsewhere on autos just like the Kona and Santa Fe. This type of lighting factor may be very concept-like, however all indicators level to it being headed to manufacturing.
The remainder of the physique takes on what Hyundai calls “a slinky coupelike character,” with a forward-sloping cabin design. The physique options numerous angular constructions just like the brand new Elantra’s look, and in again, the triangular theme continues with one LED gentle bar throughout your complete liftgate and taillights angled downward towards the SUV’s heart level. Hyundai says the brand new Tucson is “greater and wider” than the present one and will likely be obtainable in “two completely different dimensions.” That often means commonplace and long-wheelbase variations, although it’s not but clear whether or not the U.S. will get each or only one.
Inside, Hyundai calls the entrance format a “twin cockpit” design, with distinct areas for the driving force and entrance passenger divided by a big heart console that seems to have a storage compartment beneath.
It’s more durable to inform what the brand new Tucson will truly seem like since all we have now is a drawing. However we are able to draw (sorry!) a couple of conclusions, together with that Hyundai appears to be including the push-button gear selector to a different automobile. We are able to additionally see a big heart infotainment display and what seems to be a completely digital instrument cluster. What isn’t clear is whether or not the gathering of buttons beneath the display are literally a part of the display, bodily controls or capacitive-touch buttons.
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We’ll know extra concerning the new Tucson when it debuts Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. Korea Customary Time … which is, thankfully, 8:30 p.m. EDT Sept. 14, so we received’t have to drag an all-nighter. Keep tuned for extra protection as soon as the Tucson is revealed.
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