MY2025 Arrival in America Imminent.
The all-new Hyundai Tucson has been made public before its European introduction expected early in 2024. Aesthetically, the vehicle sports a subtly altered exterior look with a refreshed interior design.
The fascia retains the ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design language, albeit in a subtly modified form to maintain compatibility with newer Hyundai models such as the angular Santa Fe and the Ioniq 6 electric car. The radiator grille boasts novel sleek angular lines for a more sophisticated look. The emblematic Parametric Jewel headlights still feature prominently on the front end while the skid plates of the bumper have been finished off with sporty silver detailing.
Hyundai has crafted an air of expansive confidence into the Tucson SUV with its more identifiable on-road presence. Gracing the rear of the vehicle is a remarkable integrated skid plate accentuated within the bumper. Although Hyundai have yet to share pictures of the aft of the car, it’s likely that the familiar pointed design language will remain in the style of the Tucson.
Step in and you’ll uncover a multitude of novelties inside the Hyundai Tucson interior. The awkward steering wheel has been substituted by a more modern three-spoke structure, that includes the unique four-dot codification of the letter ‘H’. Furthermore, the digital instrumentation gauge and infotainment system have been placed beneath one large panoramic screen. This not only tidies up the cabin but also lends it a much more deluxe appeal.
Previously, the air vents were located above the central touchscreen; now, they straddle the climate controls and screen, extending across the breadth of the facade. This redesigned arrangement was presented in the new Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, which were presented in the United States last week. The appearance of the panel has been polished through sleeker controls, though physical dials and switches are still included intelligently.
Finally, Hyundai has replaced the outdated gear shift on the middle dashboard with a newer style, that features a built-in wireless battery charger and cup holders.
Hyundai has yet to reveal any details regarding the motor and gearbox selection. It is projected that the newly styled Tucson will continue with some of its existing powertrain choices, with increased horsepower and torque capacities. The mildest 2.5-liter four cylinder has a 186 horsepower rating and 178 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 1.6-liter turbocharged hybrid, which generates 226 hp. For the highest power output, picking the 261-hp plug-in hybrid is your best bet.
The automaker stated that the upgraded edition of Tucson was specifically conceived for the European market because of its immense popularity over there. It is anticipated to be initially ushered in the USA the following year as part of the 2025 Hyundai Tucson lineup. The highly sought-after crossover was revealed in late 2020 for the MY2022 model and has been available in stores since a few years back. It is extraordinary to witness an update emerging so soon, however, the automaker probably wishes to retain the Tucson up-to-date both visually and performance-wise to stay ahead of its rivals.