The 2021 Hyundai Tuscon will be available in two wheelbase lengths depending on the market
The all-new Hyundai Tucson with a completely fresh design language has been teased via a set of images and a video ahead of the crossover’s world premiere on September 15. The South Korean automaker has revealed that the fourth generation C-segment crossover will be available in two sizes.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson adopts ‘Parametric Dynamics’ exterior design language which is characterized by a futuristic Parametric Hidden LED headlamps that are seamlessly integrated into the grille design. Hyundai says that the experimental styling represents ‘sensuous sportiness’.
The SUV adopts a conventional soft-roader side profile hexagonal daylight opening, accentuated waist line and bold alloy wheels. The rear fascia is just as unconventional as the front, thanks to massive LED lighting that runs across the width of the car. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is wider and bigger than the outgoing car with longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs. A long-wheel base version will also be joining the lineup for markets like the US, China, Korea, etc.
Hyundai describes the new Tucson’s cabin as Interspace and likens it to a modern boutique hotel which prioritizes comfort and convenience. The flowing center console is predominantly made of a wide touchscreen infotainment system and touch-sensitive buttons for AC controls. The instrument console is an advanced configurable colour display. In a nutshell, the well equipped interior is free of clutter, and enhances the sense of space.
Technical details of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson are still under wraps. We will know more at the time of unveil but one can expect the new generation crossover to offer an array of turbocharged direction injection petrol and diesel engines. Depending on the market, there could also be hybrid and pure electric variants.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is expected to be launched in India only next year. With loads of equipment, radical design and premium features, it will act as a brand shaper for Hyundai in India. The current model is priced between INR 22.3 lakh to 25.6 lakh (ex-showroom). We expect the next generation model to be significantly pricier.
The new Tucson will be continuing to rival the Honda CR-V and Jeep Compass. If Hyundai could manage to squeeze in third row of seats in the long wheelbase version, it would emerge as an interesting proposition for India but we doubt it.