India-Bound Next Gen Hyundai Tucson Design Will Make You “Freak Out”

Hyundai Tucson N 1

Next generation Hyundai Tucson is expected to reach India in the near future and its design will likely have little or no resemblance to its siblings

Hyundai is well renowned for debuting shockingly alluring designs globally. Besides the concepts it brings to motor shows, you could always sense the shift in styling direction more often than not, as the brand does not stick with a single philosophy as it consistently evolves its product lineup.

The latest version of i30 introduced the bold cascading grille. Taking the current crop of SUVs for instance, the Santa Fe and Kona brought forth the dual split headlamp setup and a more prominent version of the cascading grille and they have dripped down to the eight generation Sonata and Venue.

The Sonata’s design cues are nothing but striking while the advantage of the Venue’s compactness led to purposeful design. Sangyup Lee, Vice President of Styling Group at Hyundai Design Center has played an instrumental role in designing the Venue and Sonata, and according to him the next generation Tucson will make you “freak out”.

Hyundai Tucson N Front

He told this while speaking to Motor Authority and further said while maintaining some sort of consistency is part of the priority for Hyundai, it is important to give each vehicle unique design. He also does not feel the need to have a very close relationship between future vehicles either.

He did not go deep into the design details of the next generation Tucson and its launch timeline is not known yet. The South Korean auto major might have just begun the development of the Tucson from scratch and it is expected to have a completely overhauled exterior and interior in its next avatar.

Hyundai Tucson N Rear

The Tucson received a facelifted recently for the international markets but it did not make its way into India. Instead, we might have to wait for the next generation in perhaps a year or two. The Tucson competes against Jeep Compass in the domestic market and it has plenty of new rivals coming in like the MG Hector and seven-seater Tata Harrier.