The South Korean claims that 2021 Hyundai Tucson will be the game-changer of the compact crossover class. The upcoming model will represent all the qualities that you expect from a vehicle like this. The latest spy shots reveal a new body with some updated features and details. The grille is notable shorter, more comprehensive, and it underlines the headlights.
Moreover, the upcoming Tucson will borrow some styling cues from the larger siblings but with a couple of unique details that establish a distinctive look. But, we don’t have much info regarding the engine room of the new model. 2021 Tucson will probably get a Theta3 engine, and a hybrid powertrain as well. The release date is scheduled for the second quartal of 2020.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Spy Shots
Recently, we had a chance to see the leaked spy photos of the next-gen 2021 Hyundai Tucson. The crossover goes through test drives on the Nurburgring, which is not the natural environment for compact vehicles like this. But, the South Korean company wants to be sure that their new model is competent to deal with all kinds of driving situations. That includes high-speed braking and dynamic cornering, as well.
Although the heavy camouflage is there, we still notice a new production body and some small details of the exterior. The front end maintains provisional taillights, which will probably be replaced with smoother units for the production model. However, the fake body panels at the rear side will get a coupe-like roofline.
That will improve the design even further. The other noticeable design elements are new rear spoilers and the twin exhaust pipes ant the backside. Also, the regular front seats will be replaced with Recaro bucket seats, while the second row is kicked out. Also, behind the front seats is a roll cage, which will improve the body’s torsion of the vehicle.
It’s still unknown what type of engine will be under the hood of the new 2021 Hyundai Tucson. The next-gen crossover will probably get a new Theta3 mill, displacing 2.5-liters units for most markets, including the States. Furthermore, a 1.6-liter diesel will also be available for the European markets.
The hybrid powertrain setup could be included in the future release of the Tucson as well. The Tucson go through aa facelift almost a year ago. Still, the company offers minimal info regarding the engine room. In the following months, we expect to hear more news regarding the engine and performances of the compact crossover SUV.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Release Date and Price
According to some reports, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson will make a debut in the second quartal of the next year. But, nothing is confirmed at this point. Still, the heavy camouflage means only one thing – the production model is almost already.
We mentioned in the review that the new Tucson was spotted during the test drivings at the Nurburgring. One of the main advantages of the new model in this class will be the price. Tucson is a very reliable, affordable, and safe, and probably the best offers when it comes to the compact-crossover level.
The base model will likely come with a starting price of around $27,000. Besides the entry-level, there will be four more trims: SEL, SE, Value, and Limited. Also, the 2021 Tucson will offer the N Version as well.