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Hyundai reveals bold looking new Tucson SUV for 2021

Time 1 year ago

Hyundai has just revealed an all-new version of its worldwide best-seller – the Tucson.

Sporting a bold look, the latest Tucson marks a new design direction for Hyundai. It goes on sale later this year with prices expected to start at around £24,000.

Probably the most dramatic design features are the LED lights. Hyundai calls them ‘Parametric Hidden Lights’ and they consist of day-running lamps and headlights integrated together, and hidden behind the grille.

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The 3D parametric design theme in the grille is carried over to the rest of the car with the feature repeated on various body panels.

A strong chrome strip marks out the roofline, while at the back the rear windscreen wiper is integrated into the spoiler.

The interior is just as radical with a large infotainment screen and a vertical touchscreen taking the place of the heating controls.

There’s also a new type of ventilation system that takes up less space than conventional systems, and gives a gentler flow of air to the passengers.


Under the bonnet there will be conventional and mild-hybrid petrols and diesels, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid model.

The batteries for the PHEV are mounted under the rear seats so there’s no impact on interior space, and overall the new Tucson is a 20mm longer and 15mm wider than the old model and has a 10mm longer wheelbase.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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