Hyundai, the South Korean automaker, has set the stage for the unveiling of Tucson in India, scheduled for tomorrow. The Tucson received a fourth-generation update in late 2020, bringing in a completely overhauled exterior and interior design along with new features.
The exterior design of the new-gen Tucson is a part of Hyundai’s new design language, called Sensuous Sportiness. It comes with a new large radiator grille, named the ‘3D parametric-style grille’, featuring ‘jewel-like surfaces’ with concealed daytime running lights. Then, other design elements such as cuts and creases, sharp shoulder lines, rear LED light bar, and somewhat square-shaped wheel arches further highlight Tucson’s exterior.
Moreover, the Global NCAP has awarded a five-star safety rating to Tucson in its crash test. Notably, Hyundai offers the new Tucson with a choice of standard wheelbase and long wheelbase guises in some international markets.
The completely overhauled interior of the Tucson comes equipped with a new steering wheel, a colour TFT driver display, and a dashboard-mounted infotainment touchscreen. Other highlights of the cabin include ventilated seats, wireless charging pad, electronic parking brake, multi-zone temperature control, front, side, and curtain airbags, and an electric sunroof.
Hyundai offers a variety of powertrain options with Tucson in some international markets, including 1.5-litre petrol, 1.6-litre turbo-petrol, 2.0-litre petrol, 2.5-litre turbo-petrol, and even a 1.6-litre petrol hybrid engine in HEV and PHEV versions. That said, the India-spec new Tucson might get the same powertrain as its predecessor.