Late last year, Hyundai gave a glimpse to the next-generation Tucson when it revealed the Vision T Concept at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. The sleek-looking crossover concept highlighted the brand's evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design language.
With sharp creases, muscular curves, and eye-catching lines, the concept certainly means the fourth-generation Tucson will look nothing like the current model.
Now, it seems Hyundai is already busy testing the upcoming crossover in Dubai. Spotted by Instagram user 'dubicars', the heavily-camouflaged crossover is believed to be the next-gen Tucson. If the images are to be believed, the camouflaged vehicle appears to remain faithful to the original concept's design.
The front fascia features an all-new grille along with what appears to be LED daytime running lights. Where are its headlights? Well, just like the Kona, the supposed 2021 Tucson will also have a two-tier headlight design wherein the headlights and foglights sit below the DRLs.
Besides getting a good look at the front, we also managed to take a closer look at the crossover's rear. The camo livery was able to hide most of the crossover's key features except for the taillights. From the looks of things, it appears the next-generation model will have a fang-like design that wraps around the rear fenders.
There are no interior shots of the camouflaged prototype, but we won't be surprised if it will have a similar cabin design with the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. Details regarding its engine lineup are also not available just yet. It is possible that the 2021 Tucson will continue to be offered with a choice of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines. A new plug-in hybrid version could be available too since the concept did feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
When can we expect the all-new Tucson to make its global reveal? Based on our previous report, the automaker was supposedly planning to launch it sometime this August. But given the global pandemic situation that the world is currently experiencing, Hyundai might have already moved its launch date.
Whatever the case may be, we certainly cannot wait for its arrival in the Philippines soon.