2021 Hyundai Tucson: Here’s A More Refined And Accurate Take On The Next Gen Model

Hyundai has wasted no time in developing the successor of the Tucson, as only four years after production of the third-generation started, we’ve already seen the new one testing.

The Korean automaker said the fourth-gen compact crossover will be a radical departure from its predecessor in terms of styling. Their statement is backed up by what we’ve seen in spy shots, which show some drastic visual changes.

Now, thing is, automakers usually start with heavy camo on their prototypes, slowly peeling off layers as time goes by, thus showing off more and more of the final product. Having already taken a digital stab on the 2021 Tucson with earlier testers, Kolesa has looked into the latest spy shots that (mainly) reveal more details of the rear end and refined their renders of the Hyundai SUV. You can see those latest spy shots here.

Also Read: 2021 Hyundai Tucson Will Bring Dramatic New Looks And More Curb Appeal

Aside from the more accurate rear with the connected taillights and differentiated hatch, the renders also take into consideration the profile window line and the more pronounced front fenders that were better exposed in the more recent prototypes.

Expected to launch next year as a 2021MY, the fourth generation Tucson is believed to get the new 2.5-liter Theta3 engine in North America, in two versions: naturally aspirated and turbocharged, paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Europeans, on the other hand, should get the updated 1.6 GDI and 1.6 T-GDI power units, as well as a possible diesel and the hybrid powertrain found in the new Sonata. Front-wheel drive will be standard, but the all-wheel drive system will be offered in higher grades.


  • IF and that is a big one…

    iF YOU close and open your eyes fast enough, you might see a VW T-Cross.. Some Asian people, due to the design of their eye… They see a Seat Arona…

    • Toronado_II

      You never miss an opportunity, don’t you !

  • Rocket

    I can live with the awkward front end lighting, but that grille …

    • db

      It might come in pretty hand if you ever find yourself with a block of cheese that needs some grating.

  • Carman14

    All of these crossovers are about to be looking the exact same.

  • KenjiK

    The rear looks like a Kia Sportage

  • WalthamDan

    Looks a lot better than some of the earlier released images. At least the front does not have that bad squished and elongated catfish look to it that they are sticking the Sonata with in the future.


    the upcoming kia sportage will look the same

    • charlotteharry57

      No it won’t.

  • Arct1c

    Not a bad render.I really see that grille getting dated-looking fast. Kind of reminds me of the homes with gold fixtures. In the early 2000s, it looked good, but now, it looks horrendously dated and old.

  • charlotteharry57

    Except for the grille, I wouldn’t say that its looks are “dramatic”. I also doubt the the 2.5L Turbo Theta3 will make it into this.

    • Six_Tymes

      Theta 3 new engine I assume? finally!!!

  • David Abowitt

    Not bad looking but I wish Hyundai would move to dual or quad tailpipes to give a more aggressive look.

    • no25

      quad tailpipes for a Tucson? HAHAHAHA you’re funny, david.

    • Six_Tymes

      they’ll maybe have quads on an N version

  • Six_Tymes

    Dodge Durango rear light design really making its rounds I see.

  • Are eyes a race?

    • Arct1c

      Shut up. You said Asians can’t see because of the way their eyes are. That’s racist, dingbat. Gtfo with your white privileged life, sweetie.

  • Sid Neeto

    Looks like a jazzed up Honda HR-V

  • Nordschleife

    I wouldn’t be disappointed in the least if the final reveal looked exactly like this.

  • Chris

    I like the Tucsons. Biggest problem I have is, they’ve been underpowered for years. Maybe they’ll get a decent engine

  • Six_Tymes

    that front end, at first I liked it, not anymore. although the grille design is nice.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    I will give Hyundai their due: Like Toyota they are replacing cars ON SCHEDULE. The current Tuscon still looks great yet there is another one waiting in the wings. FIAT do you see this???

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