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2021 Hyundai Tucson spied

The next-generation Hyundai Tucson has been spotted sporting a more expressive design patterned on the Vision T concept.

4 months ago
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Derek Fung
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The fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson has been spotted undergoing development in Europe.

Compared to today’s vehicle, the new iteration of the crossover will have more outgoing styling based on the Vision T from last year’s Los Angeles motor show.

From what we can see here, the Tucson carries over the concept’s sharp and wavy character lines, as well as its overall silhouette, squared-off wheel arches, and bulging fenders.

Up front the Tucson has a grille not dissimilar to the one found the latest Sonata and next-generation i30 sedan, which is sold as the Elantra overseas.

Flanking the bold grille at the top of the fascia are thin LED driving light strips, while the main beams are partially hidden further down the bumper.

We expect the Tucson to feature an interior similar to the one in the upcoming i30/Elantra sedan, which is available with a 10.25-inch digital instrumentation screen and either an 8.0- or 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

The new Tucson should be given its global unveiling this year, but the redesigned crossover probably won’t arrive in local showrooms until 2021.

Whenever it arrives Down Under, it will be a critical part of the brand’s local lineup.

Last year, before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Hyundai sold 18,251 Tucsons in Australia, representing 10.7 per cent share of the affordable medium SUV segment.

It was fourth in the sector behind the Mazda CX-5 (25,539), Toyota RAV4 (24,260), and Nissan X-Trail (19,726), and just narrowly ahead of the Mitsubishi Outlander (17,514).

In the Hyundai lineup, the Tucson was the second most popular vehicle, behind the i30 hatch (28,378) and ahead of the Kona (13,342)


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