The South Korean company Hyundai announced that in 2021, the 4th generation of the popular Tucson crossover will roll off the Assembly line. The official premiere of the new product is expected in the second half of the year, but today you can evaluate in the first photos what the new body of the novelty will be, and also assume what the price of the car will be, taking into account its technical characteristics.
The history of the model
1st generationthe Tucson model was introduced in 2004. Domestic motorists associate with this period all-wheel drive SUVs with a 2-liter gasoline engine, because these were supplied to America before 2009.
2nd generationit was released in 2009, but all over the world the model was known as the Hyundai ix35 (the original name was preserved only for Korea, the United States and South America). The car attracted attention for its affordable price, stylish exterior and variable trim levels of front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions.
3rd generationit was released in 2015 and is currently available on the American market in the format of the 2018 facelift version. The price of the crossover ranges from 1.56-2.0 million rubles, depending on the configuration.
The next 4th generation will be the new Hyundai Tucson 2021, in which the company implements innovative ideas previously presented in the vision T and Grandmaster prototypes, as well as elements of a new brand style that could previously be found in the new version of the larger Santa Fe SUV.
Already at the stage of preliminary information, the manufacturer announced that in 2021 Hyundai Tucson will receive a completely new body. The dramatic changes that await the model also emphasize the desire of Hyundai management to keep the intrigue as long as possible, hiding the most interesting details under camouflage.
The dynamic exterior of the 4th generation Hyundai Tucson 2021 model forms:
- the hood, visually made even bigger and more massive;
- the spectacular design of the grille;
- narrow optics in the Santa Fe style;
- massive front bumper with protection and fog light modules;
- neat rails along the entire line of the lid;
- the high line of the side glass;
- exclusive wheel design;
- stylish rear lights are triangular in shape.
Definitely, the new body will give the new Hyundai Tucson a certain percentage of uniqueness and provide the model with popularity in the SUV market, allowing it to confidently compete in 2021 with the popular Kia Sportage, Ford Kuga and Mazda CX-5 crossovers.
The interior of the new Tucson will delight owners with high-quality materials and a fairly wide range of functionality, as for cars of the average price segment in 2021.
It is expected that the novelty will receive:
- brand new steering wheel design with two additional horizontal hand grips;
- wide tunnel with convenient location of control elements and buttons for switching driving modes;
- a really large entertainment complex monitor with several rows of touch buttons;
- digital dashboard;
- multi-zone climate control;
- comfortable chairs with the possibility of individual adjustment;
- a roomy armrest with a few more convenient places to store everything that should be on hand.
It is possible that Hyundai Tucson 2021 will be presented on the market in 5-and 7-local line-up. Whether the 7-seat version will be available on the American market is still unknown.
The new Hyundai Tucson is still undergoing final tests, so it will be possible to talk about the most interesting technical innovations and serious system improvements only closer to 2021, when the manufacturer declassifies the main parameters and configuration of the model.
In the European market, the car is likely to be presented with a classic 1.6-liter gasoline powertrain. It is possible that the 4th generation of Tucson will also get a hybrid installation for larger SUVs of the company.
In the United States, they plan to sell more powerful all-wheel drive modifications, equipped with a 2.5-liter 300-horsepower gasoline Theta3 paired with an 8-speed automatic. According to preliminary information, the company plans to launch production of models intended for the American market at the plant in Alabama.
What will be the engine range of Hyundai Tucson in America, and when exactly to expect the start of deliveries of cars of the model range in 2021, while it is difficult to say.
Price and start of sales
Whether the price of the popular Hyundai Tucson will increase after the release of the 2021 model, we will find out after the premiere of the novelty, which most likely will take place in the fall of 2020. The company does not rule out that this will be the first online premiere, which further fuels interest in the new product.
Given the new body, significant changes in design and the promised popular features, we can assume that the new generation car will cost owners more than the previous version. But the price increase will not be too rapid, because the manufacturer positions Tucson as an SUV model in the optimal combination of price and functionality.