New Hyundai Tucson: Design

- Designed and built in Europe, new interior and exterior design accents make the new Tucson even more attractive for European customers.

Sharp and elegant lines strengthen the character of this progressive C-SUV and a more comfortable and spacious interior contributes to the Hyundai driving experience. The design of the new Tucson is positioned between the young, funky feel of the Kona and the sophisticated feel of the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Exterior design

Hyundai has updated the exterior and wheel design of Tucson to give it a more elegant, distinctive appearance and a more luxurious feeling. The front of the Tucson now features the Cascading Grille, the company’s family identity. The lines of the grille are echoed by the new full LED headlamps and the updated shapes of the daytime running lights, which strengthen the sporty character of the Tucson. Redesigned front bumpers, as well as the reworked position of the skid plate, give the new Tucson a wider and more dynamic stance. Updates to the 16-, 17- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs – and a brand new 18-inch wheel design – also provide a more sophisticated appearance that enhances the car’s character.

The rear of the Tucson is highlighted by new twin exhaust tail pipes. Redesigned shapes for the tips, combined with the sharp lines of the new tailgate and the updated rear bumper design, enhance the eye-catching appearance of this compact SUV. The tailgate is distinguished by a split line above the registration plate, creating a high-quality look. The elegant, integrated and reworked rear combination lights give the new Hyundai Tucson a sleek character, while the new look for the rear lights further enhances the Tucson design.

The three new exterior colours – Olivine Grey, Stellar Blue, and Champion Blue – offer a wider range of options for buyers to personalise their car. A panoramic sunroof is standard on the Premium SE grade, which creates an even more spacious and airy feel for the interior.

Interior design

The updated interior connects the current design highlights of the Hyundai line-up with fresh new accents, making the reworked Tucson cabin feel even more comfortable and spacious. The completely new upper dashboard features high-quality, soft-touch materials with a double-stitching line providing a feeling of coziness and quality in the interior. This impression is complemented with new tasteful, embossed leather and textile trim materials as well as three-dimensional textile treatments. The focal point of the centre console is the floating audio system screen, which is positioned ergonomically to allow drivers to stay focused on the road ahead.

A range of three different interior colours emphasises the Tucson’s progressive design. The elegant light grey accents the interior colours: black and beige. A black headliner comes with new light grey coloured door and seat inlays, while the black and Sahara beige interior colours are combined with a white headliner. Other interior changes include alloy door sill plates, metal pedals and a redesigned TGS gear stick. Overall, the interior of the new Hyundai Tucson is sophisticated, slick and elegant.

For more driving comfort and a dynamic feel, the updated Tucson is equipped with comfortable sport seats offering the best seating position on and off road. With special heating and ventilation features, drivers are now better prepared for hot summers and cold winters. The Tucson also benefits from a luggage capacity of 513 litres (VDA; 48 V models have 459 litres), which offers plenty of space for families.