The 2021 Hyundai Tucson has officially been unveiled to the public. The next generation of the compact crossover now features a new futuristic design, a new upscale and unique interior look, as well as power options that are befitting of its new design. Hyundai has really outdone itself when it comes to exterior styling. First, it was the Hyundai Sonata, then it was the Hyundai Elantra, now it's the all-new Hyundai Tucson. It looks as though the South Korean manufacturer wants to show the world that it can make revolutionary design changes when it comes to its cars.
On the outside, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson boasts a sharp new design that takes the angular knife-edge design of the Elantra to a whole new level. You get a massive grille at the front that looks like armor plating for the vehicle, LED lighting elements on the side, and a sleek nose.
Moving on to the side and you still get the familiar kink in the wheel arches that give the crossover a unique look as well as a new set of alloy wheels. Carrying over the design of its newly refreshed siblings and more angles can be seen on the side. Angles for the wheel arches that transcend into the doors as well as a sharp beltline that brings more life to the side of the vehicle. Even a sharp roofline accent can be found on the 2021 Hyundai Tucson.
At the rear, the theme of angles continues as it now features fang-like taillights that are combined together with a long LED strip that runs the full width of the vehicle. Sharp signal and reverse light housings can also be found at the rear of the vehicle located on the new lower bumper. This is then topped off by a simple silver diffuser.
On the inside, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson now comes with a new minimalistic yet modern design. The dashboard has been redesigned to come with a new sleeker look. The instrument panels now feature a new floating design and the steering wheel has been restyled to have a new unique look. Two strips of silver trim can also be found within the cabin of the vehicle that surrounds both the driver and the front passenger spaces, this gives the cabin a twin cockpit look. The upper tier of its new two-tier dashboard now curves down and away from the passenger, this gives the cabin a more airy look as space seems to have been a primary objective for the new design.
At the center of the modern and minimalistic cabin resides a dual-screen infotainment system that offers a 10.3-inch touchscreen display that is stacked above a large climate control panel that appears to have no physical buttons. Lower trim-levels of the vehicle will instead get an 8-inch infotainment system that comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities that utilize a two-device Bluetooth connectivity system.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson comes available with several power options with the first of them being a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that produces 190hp and 182. This powertrain is then mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which also serves as the only gearbox available for the lower trim levels.
The next power option is a Hybrid power plant that comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline motor that is paired with an electric motor. Together the power plant is rumored to be able to produce 230hp and 350 Nm of torque. This gives the all-new crossover more power compared to its sedan counterpart the Sonata. Details about the gearbox that will be paired to the new hybrid power plant are still unknown, however, our guess is that Hyundai will give it a 6-speed automatic transmission similar to that found in the Sonata. There will also be a plug-in hybrid version of the vehicle that will be revealed at a later date.
There is no word yet if Hyundai Philippines will be bringing in the latest version of the Hyundai Tucson into the country. If the automaker does decide to bring it in, it will surely become a popular choice in its segment thanks to its shark-looks and upscale interior.