The fourth generation Tucson debuted three years ago, and now it’s time for a planned restyling. In general, the refreshed crossover continues to follow the design concept of Parametric Dynamics, but has become more brutal in detail and has acquired a new interior.
According to the developers, they tried to make the Tucson visually more massive. The distinctive radiator grille with integrated daytime running lights is retained, but now has a more aggressive design. The front bumper has acquired angular shapes, and a pronounced imitation of protection at the bottom has appeared, although it is made of contrasting silver plastic.
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In the same spirit, the rear part and sides have been changed: the texture of the bumper, door sills and wheel arches has become rougher, and there is now more matte “off-road” plastic. Not without the new design of alloy wheels. The range of exterior colors has been expanded with two new shades: Pine Green Matte and Ultimate Red Metallic.
There are much more changes inside. In fact, the Tucson has a completely new front fascia. Following the latest fashion, the interior of the crossover now boasts a dual and slightly curved “panoramic screen” for virtual instruments and an entertainment system. There are actually two displays, each with a diagonal of 12.3 inches. The main surprise of the modernized interior was an increase, not a decrease, in the number of physical controls! The multimedia and climate systems are equipped with buttons and knobs. Hyundai believes this combination of sensors and keys provides a “balanced usability.”
The gear selector on the central tunnel is no longer there. In keeping with the latest fashion, it has moved to the steering column and is located under the windshield wiper control lever. Its former place was taken by areas for wireless charging and a large box for storing small items. The center console itself is now of a “floating” type. In addition, the interior received a new three-color design and expanded atmospheric lighting.
Details on technical changes and pricing will follow. The updated crossovers will appear on the South Korean market in the coming weeks. But in Europe, where the Hyundai Tucson last year took first place in sales in its class, you will have to wait until early 2024.