TEASED: New Hyundai Tucson Is Going To Look Sharp

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Here's one last teaser before the new crossover is unveiled.

Hyundai has been leading the way in terms of design lately, with stunning new models like the Elantra. However, despite sharing the same 'Sensuous Sportiness' design language, the first teasers of the new Tucson have been less universally appealing.

New details have now been released about the compact SUV, along with more teasers, and a release date for the new model. While we'll have to wait for the full reveal to make up our minds about its looks, there's no doubt that Hyundai is pushing the boundaries of automotive design. Some find this great while others are shying away from the bold flourishes. So what more do we know about the car?


Hyundai is calling the design theme on this specific car 'Parametric Dynamics', so expect plenty of sharp edges and tight creases. SangYup Lee, Hyundai's senior vice president and head of global design, says that "The mission of 'Sensuous Sportiness' is to elevate the emotional qualities of automotive design. We want our customers to feel moved. With the all-new Tucson, we are introducing its ultimate evolution and a definitive statement about Hyundai's unstoppable forward momentum."

What we're more interested in, however, is that the Tucson will be offered in two different wheelbase configurations depending on where it's sold. This should mean that the new Tucson will be more comfortable and spacious than ever before.

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Another interesting fact is that the new 'Parametric Hidden Lights' feature daytime running lights that are invisible when off but peek out from behind the grille. Sound familiar? The Dodge Charger used to rock hidden headlights too.

Inside the Tucson, Hyundai has aimed to capture the ambiance of a "boutique hotel" and will feature a dashboard that blends into the doors, creating a cozy feeling. That massive central infotainment display - not unlike that in the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class - will doubtless become a staple of more automakers too.

Will a fashionable cabin be enough to convince buyers that the unusual exterior is worth living with? Let's see what the new Tucson looks like when it's unveiled on September 15.


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