New images of upcoming Tucson reveals all.
Will the battle for the most gigantic infotainment screen ever come to an end? Apparently not. Tesla started all of this a few years ago, of course, with even older models like the Model S having a 17-inch touchscreen. Mercedes pairs twin 12.3-inch screens in many of its models, while Ford offers a similar setup in the new 2021 F-150.
Hyundai seems to be the latest manufacturer to jump on the big-screen cabin trend if a new spy photo of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is anything to go by. Shared by The Korean Car Blog, a photo of the Tucson's cabin with a massive tablet-like screen has just been unveiled.
The photo follows on from previous spy photos of the new Tucson which showed a large central screen that made it look like it may have had had physical buttons lower down. However, this latest image leads us to believe that the entire rectangular structure is a touchscreen, with only a few buttons on the sides likely allowing quick access to often-used controls.
Along with the central screen, some versions of the Tucson will also get a digital instrument cluster. As a whole, the setup looks to be quite a radical departure from the current Tucson, which makes do with a far smaller screen that isn't integrated into the dashboard.
The Tucson also has a much smarter steering wheel design than before, similar to the one found in the latest Elantra. Together with styling that's expected to take cues from the dramatic Vision T Concept, it should be an altogether more impactful prospect than the rather conservative current generation.
Then again, despite each generation of the Tucson being a competent rather than revolutionary crossover up until now, it still managed to top over one million units sold in the US earlier this year. When the new one does get here with a bolder look and an interior that could give the likes of the Kia Sportage a fright, expect it to do just as well as its predecessors.