Hyundai has rolled the cube with its next-generation Tucson, adopting a revolutionary new search for the favored SUV.
Following the likes of Lexus’ UX crossover and Toyota’s C-HR, the brand new Tucson adopts a daring geometric look representing an enormous departure from its conservatively-styled predecessor.
With a entrance finish just like the Mercedes-Benz EQC electrical automotive and a facet profile echoing Lamborghini’s Urus super-SUV, the Tucson is something however boring.
Origami-like creased facet panels be part of a distinguished grille remedy built-in with new LED headlamps.
Designer SangYup Lee stated the Tucson’s design was intentionally edgy.
“We wish Hyundai to be a extra audacious, daring model,” he stated.
“This section is overcrowded … I’d reasonably make a powerful assertion.”
Lee likens rival machines to Swiss Military knives — vehicles that attempt to provide a broad array of options with out performing anybody operate significantly nicely.
The designer says taking part in it protected was not an possibility.
“For those who try this, to start with its OK [but] I don’t consider its going to be successful on the finish of the life cycle.”
Hyundai says the Tucson’s cabin is longer and wider than earlier than, giving passengers extra room.
Key tech contains twin 10.25-inch touchscreen shows and temper lighting in a alternative of 64 colors with 10 ranges of brightness.
Wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity joins a brand new Bose stereo and improved connectivity, together with the power to make use of your telephone because the automotive’s key.
A complete array of driver aids contains lively cruise management, automated emergency braking, lane protecting help and blind-spot monitoring.
Energy will come from what Hyundai describes as new-generation engines primarily based on the present Australian vary.
A brand new N-Line mannequin will add a touch of sporting attraction, and a full-fat Tucson N is a chance, becoming a member of a high-performance model of the Kona SUV in showrooms.
Hyundai says hybrid energy is a chance for Australia, although it has not confirmed precisely whether or not that can take the type of gentle hybrid or extra superior plug-in hybrid tech.
The brand new Tucson arrives in Australia within the first half of 2021.