HYUNDAI has revealed the first images of its new Tucson, including the latest evolution of its signature headlamp architecture, known as ‘parametric hidden lights’, as well as a dual cockpit layout that offers a space intuitively optimised for a high-tech user experience.
The images hint at innovative features befitting the fourth generation Tucson’s signature boldness and pioneering spirit, and have been provided ahead of its world premiere on September 15.
In a class first, the Tucson will be available in two different dimensions. Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity, first introduced on the new i30 Sedan, brings an emotional punch to Tucson’s avant-garde ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme.
“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,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Centre.
“Tucson’s advanced, experimental design is true to its pioneering spirit and raises the game in the industry’s most competitive segment.”
As part of the new look, signature DRLs (daytime running lights) are seamlessly integrated into the jewel-like grille, only revealed when turned on. Overall, the new Tucson’s body is bigger and wider than previous generation models too.
Offering a long hood and short overhangs on a stretched wheelbase that give it a slinky coupé-like character, the Tucson will feature angular body panels, with the chiseled surfaces creating a striking contrast between sleek silhouette and masculine wedge.
The design suggests forward motion even when standing still. Taut athletic shapes seamlessly merge into angular wheel arches where alloy wheels provide a powerful and dynamic stance.
Getting into the all new Tucson’s spacious interior, is like entering a neatly organised room where everyday concerns disappear, not unlike the feeling of a modern boutique hotel where your comfort and convenience are the utmost priority.
In the new Tucson, space, technology and information intersect harmoniously. The evolution of its interior layout led to a lower instrument display and removal of the gauge cluster housing for a de-cluttered surface.
Layered, sensuous forms reinforce the feeling of openness. The broad ridge of the dashboard blends seamlessly with the doors, wrapping around front occupants like a deep gorge.
The vertically oriented, fully integrated centre fascia descends to the console like a mighty waterfall. Twin silver garnish lines streaming from the centre fascia to the rear doors harmonise neatly layered premium surface materials in complementary neutral tones.
Further information will be released by Hyundai at the world premiere.