Hyundai Motor has released the first design sketch of the upcoming All-New Tucson, compact SUV, which will première at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, on 3rd March. The strong, sporty SUV appearance is enhanced by the upright silhouette and sleek character line. At the front, Hyundai Motor’s distinctive chrome-framed hexagonal grille is connected to the headlamp clusters creating a powerful impression.
Commenting on the All-New Tucson, Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, said: “Our new compact SUV will be a big step forward for the Hyundai brand globally. The All-New Tucson has a bold and athletic presence and a proud stance. Its design is characterized by flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and – most important – our brand signature hexagonal grille.”
With more than one million SUV sales in Europe since the introduction of the first Santa Fe in the early 2000s, Hyundai Motor has established its credibility in the SUV segment. The company has also released a video in which Peter Schreyer explains the designing of the all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson.
Hyundai used to offer Tucson compact SUV in India till 2010. It was taken off in the aforementioned year and replaced by much larger Santa Fe SUV. The company won't offer the all-new Tucson compact SUV in India. Earlier, this compact SUV was christened as ix35, but Hyundai no longer uses that name plate for the SUV. The company has not divulged details of the new Tucson’s powertrain, but reports suggest modern turbocharged petrol and diesel engines paired to DCTs (dual-clutch transmission).