Redesign for its 2022 Hyundai Tucson is preparing, multiple prototypes have been spotted as well.
Also is paying off, Hyundai’s move to rework its notoriously car heavy lineup with a batch of new, redesigned or freshened crossovers. The brand has seen record sales performance this year among its crossovers, which for first time in June, topped the 30,000-a-month mark.
Already is at a late stage of development the prototype, as it's wearing the lights and wheels that will end up on the production model. Sales will start in the second half of 2021, making it a 2022 model, we suspect.
We can already see that the new Tucson will be a very handsome vehicle but there's still a lot of camouflage gear. Hyundai previewed the design with the Vision T concept car unveiled in Los Angeles Auto Show during November.
Using principles from Hyundai's Sensuous Sportiness design language introduced with last year's Le Fil Rouge concept, the design has been crafted. The new compact crossover SUV will be slightly bigger than the model it replaces, especially at the rear section, it also looks like.
A new electrified option could finally be offered but there's no word on the power trains. A sporty Tucson N with as much as 340 horsepower being developed, we've also heard. For 2020, the current Tucson is offered with two power train options. The base option is a 2.0-liter inline-4 delivering 161 hp and above this is a 2.4-liter inline-4 with 181 hp.
Like most automakers, Hyundai is investing big in its SUV portfolio, as well. The top of the range for 2021, just has been added the new Palisade, while at the same time a new Venue has been added at the bottom the range, which brings Hyundai's SUV family to six members.