This is the design that will make you "freak out."
Ever since Hyundai's vice president of design, SangYup Lee, claimed the next-generation Tucson's bold new design will make "the whole world will freak out," we've been eager to see what Hyundai's new mid-sized SUV will look like. Spy shots of prototypes have offered a few clues, enabling YouTube channel AtchaCars to produce some render designs previewing the production design. If these renders are accurate, the new Hyundai Tucson will have a polarizing design.
The rendered Hyundai Tucson is depicted with a significantly larger grille that merges with the wing-shaped daytime running lights and narrow headlights.
Sharp design lines inspired by the new Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Vision T concept and prominent wheel arches adorn the side profile, while the rear features sharp-looking taillights connected with a thin full-width light bar. We'll have to wait until the official reveal to find out if the renders are accurate, but sightings of prototypes suggests that some of these design cues will be applied to the production version.
The render artist hasn't shown off the cabin, but leaked photos have shown the cabin will be upgraded with a massive touchscreen, a digital instrument cluster, and a new four-spoke steering wheel.
When it goes on sale, the new Tucson will also spawn a sporty N-Line variant, which is expected to utilize a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine producing around 340 horsepower, enabling it to sprint from 0-62 mph in less than six seconds. The standard Tucson, on the other hand, will pack a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 191 hp in the new Hyundai Sonata.
Front-wheel-drive should be offered as standard, with an optional all-wheel-drive system. In the US, a Tucson Hybrid could also join the lineup using the same electrified 2.0-liter unit as the Sonata Hybrid. If everything goes to plan, the all-new Hyundai Tucson should debut later this year and go on sale in 2021.