The next-generation Hyundai Tucson compact crossover is underway. The latest spy shots show its new styling.
This Tucson was previewed by the Hyundai Vision T Concept (pictured above). The spy photos prove the model adopts more angular lines and a distinctive front grille.
The new-gen vehicle will arrive as a 2021 model. It is coming to replace the previous-generation 2016 Hyundai Tucson in the highly competitive segment.
The powertrains will be probably similar to the new Sonata’s and Elantra’s. We expect gasoline engines: a 2.5 GDI 191-hp (181 lb-ft) with high-efficiency combustion as the base one, and a turbocharged 1.6 T-GDI with 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, both mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, like in the 2020 Sonata.
Combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of the first is 33 mpg, of the second – 31 mpg. A hybrid version is possible as well, and a performance modification.
The 2021 Hyundai Tucson should debut within the next few months and reach U.S. dealerships until this year ends. Expect the price around $25,000.
The current 2020 Tucson costs between $23,550 – 33,300. U.S. News & World Report editors like the car’s relatively low sticker price, good predicted reliability, long warranty, relaxed ride, a decent list of standard equipment.
But they are disappointed with engine options, lower fuel economy compared to rivals, and below-average cargo space.