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New Hyundai Tucson features bold look

16th September 2020 | Steve Lumley

The new Hyundai Tucson features lots of new technology and a bold new look.

 

This is the Hyundai Tucson for 2021, and the SUV features what can only be described as a bold new look.

The new offering also features a range of mild-hybrid and hybrid powertrains, including the opportunity of driving a turbocharged PHEV.

Hyundai says the new Tucson is the highlight of a 'design revolution' for the carmaker as it continues to push upmarket.

Fourth generation of the carmaker's worldwide bestseller

This is the fourth generation of the carmaker's worldwide bestseller, and from its launch there will be a range of 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines available.

Most of these will feature 48V mild-hybrid technology, along with a 1.6-litre T-GDI hybrid producing 227 bhp.

Petrol engines will use either a six-speed manual, or a seven-speed automatic transmission - diesel engines will use just the automatic gearbox.

Turbocharged plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Hyundai promises a turbocharged plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be unveiled next year.

The new design features a bold front grille that Hyundai refers to as having 'parametric hidden lights built-in'.

This means that the LED headlights and the running lights have been integrated into the grille's sides and when turned off cannot be seen.

New Hyundai Tucson is slightly larger

The new Hyundai Tucson is slightly larger than the model it replaces, with a choice of either 17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch wheels.

The interior is also remarkably different with a layered, minimalist design.

Hyundai says its multi-air mode technology will combine indirect and direct air vents to reduce space and create a gentle air flow in the cabin.

Most physical controls have now been removed, with the heating and infotainment controls accessed through 10.25-inch touchscreen.

10.25-inch digital dashboard

The new Tucson also has a 10.25-inch digital dashboard with ambient lighting and a wireless smartphone charger.

There is a range of connected car functions as part of the infotainment system, including 'last mile navigation' to enable owners to switch their route guidance to their smartphone if they simply want to park near to their stated destination.

The extra space means there's more legroom for rear seat passengers, with the batteries for the hybrid variants hidden under the rear seats.

More importantly, the spacious Hyundai Tucson will have an improved ride and deliver lots of comfort and, the carmaker says, 'fun behind the wheel'.

Three extra off-roading modes

There is an electronic control suspension which offers various driving modes, plus three extra off-roading modes for those who opt to buy the four-wheel-drive Tucson variants.

To be built in the Czech Republic, the new Tucson will have a similar starting price to the current range, which is around £23,000.

Get this car on personal contract hire

The Hyundai Tucson will still deliver an excellent SUV to lease, and the experts at Tilsun Leasing will be able to help with any enquiries.

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