The segment of compact crossovers is probably the most competitive segment in the automotive industry today. Therefore, it’s no wonder that every manufacturer is trying to figure out something that would help its model stand out. According to the Korean manufacturer, we are about to see something pretty amazing in the next year, when the all-new 2021 Hyundai Tucson is about to come. At this point, we don’t know the exact details about the new model, but there is a lot of things that look very promising.
The first thing that comes to mind is the styling, but we also count on improvements in terms of driving characteristics and similar things. A new palette of engines is another thing we expect to see, including a hi-performance version as well. The new 2021 Hyundai Tucson is expected to hit the market next year.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Redesign
We have a lot of expectations from the 2021 Hyundai Tucson. The upcoming redesign should bring improvements in many aspects, starting from a completely new styling. The testing model has been on the road for some time, but it still wears a camouflage. However, it looks like we are about to see pretty radical styling changes and that the new model will take a lot of inspiration from the Vision T concept, which was presented last year. Of course, count on a lot of similarities with other models from the lineup, including Santa Fe and Palisade.
Of course, we count on a lot of novelties in terms of base design characteristics. First of all, the new model should be lighter and more agile. We count on a new suspension setup, which will bring improvements both in terms of performances and comfort. In terms of size, the new model should change too much, though a slightly longer wheelbase is possible.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Interior
When it comes to interior design, we count on a completely new cabin. Given the expected dimensions, the new cabin shouldn’t be much different in terms of legroom. On the other side, we hope that the new model will come with a little bit more space in the cargo area, which has been one of the weakest points of the current generation.
When it comes to the dashboard design and overall interior quality, the current model looks okay. On the other side, the new model should look spectacular, according to the company. We count on a little bit different approach, which means we could see a more futuristic dashboard, with more digital controls, bigger screens, but also more dynamics lines on the dashboard. Naturally, improvements in terms of materials’ quality seem like a certain thing. Of course, we also count on loads of new tech and safety features.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Engines
This is also the aspect where we count on significant changes. The current generation comes with two quite underpowered engines, while the latest reports suggest something significantly more capable for the upcoming redesign. It looks like the current 2.4-liter four-cylinder that delivers 181 horsepower will be replaced with a new 2.5-liter Theta III engine. We count on more power and improved efficiency, though the exact details are still unavailable.
In other parts of the world, we count on a smaller 1.6-liter engine, both in naturally-aspirated and turbo versions. A diesel version is also expected, while we are still waiting for some details about possible electrification.
Hyundai Tucson N
Another interesting novelty for the 2021 Hyundai Tucson could be an “N” badged hi-performance version. Allegedly, the company has been testing this version for a while and rumors suggest it would be quite powerful. Most likely, this version would feature a turbocharged version of the new 2.5-liter engine and some sources even suggest a max output of more than 340 horsepower. However, we don’t believe in such a monstrous output. The new version would rather feature somewhere between 275 and 300 horsepower.
Besides a more powerful engine, this version should come with other kinds of modifications as well. Of course, we could see some mechanical upgrades as well, particularly in terms of the styling. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson N should also come with loads of exclusive styling details that will emphasize the model’s sporty character. Of course, some of the things that come to mind are new bumpers, new grille, bigger wheels, exclusive color options etc. A lot of exclusive features are also expected on the inside.
Release Date and Price
The exact launch date is still to be announced but we expect to see the 2021 Hyundai Tucson sometime in the second half of 2020. The N model could come a little bit later. When it comes to the price, the current generation starts at around 23.500 dollars. The new model could be slightly more expensive.