You know how people complain that all crossovers look the same? Well, that certainly won’t be the case with the fourth-gen Tucson once the wraps are removed on September 14. Hyundai has posted some surprisingly revealing images of its new compact crossover before, but we thought these two new videos were worth a look. as they focus on the complex design of the front grille.
More and more automakers are mixing their grilles with the headlights, and Hyundai has already taken a similar approach with the 2021 Santa Fe. The Tucson will further unify the two by incorporating the LED daytime running lights directly into the trapezoidal elements that make up the grille. . They light up on the sides of the grille and give the Toyota RAV4 a very original look.
It’s not just the front fascia that looks interesting, as the original teasers showed chic vertical tail lights with a horizontal LED light bar on top, stretching left to right. While the horizontal strip of light hasn’t been cut off in the official footage, it will be on the actual Tucson, as we expect the light bar to be split where the tailgate meets the fenders.
The same teasers showed the Hyundai logo curiously mounted at the base of the rear windshield, while the wiper likely hid under the roof-mounted spoiler, similar to Range Rover models. The HTRAC badge on the rear bumper indicates that an all-wheel drive system will be available, along with the stylish 19-inch alloy wheels shown in the pictures.
Just as the exterior will have nothing in common with the outgoing Tucson, the cabin will also be a fresh start. It will feature a 10.25-inch floating touchscreen for the infotainment system and a large, fully digital instrument panel. Very few conventional controls can be seen in the interior teasers, although the real thing may not be as stylish as Hyundai suggests.
Say what you want on crossovers, but the South Korean brand knows how to spice up this body style to further prove that it is on a roll in terms of 100% original designs.