Hyundai has long been celebrating success with the Tucson throughout Europe. Modernization therefore took place with caution. It will adopt new elements, but the basic principles will remain unchanged.
Hyundai is heading towards electromobility. For example, no other drive is sold in Norway, and even the modernized Tucson is said to be the promise of a new era. But it carries over a large part of the current design direction “Parametric Dynamics”, which is still modern. It will premiere at the beginning of next year, when the automaker will also publish the European specification. But she has revealed a lot now.
The new model year can be recognized at the front by the more rounded headlight segments, which remain integrated into the wide radiator grille. To enhance robustness, Hyundai optically emphasizes protective plastics around the perimeter of the car. They stand out especially around the wheel arches and on both bumpers. The designs of the alloy wheels have also been refreshed.
While the photos show a dark painted exterior, the interior is dominated by light upholstery. The dashboard is divided horizontally by the strip of air conditioning vents into a display and control section. The upper part is dominated by the visually unified screens of the digital shield and the multimedia device with a diagonal of 12.3 inches. In keeping with its unchanging philosophy, Hyundai retains physical buttons for accessing the main infotainment interfaces and setting the air conditioning temperature. On the central tunnel we see a pair of USB-C ports, cup holders and a storage area with inductive charging of phones.
The new model year Tucson has a lot to say. In 2022, the Tucson was the most requested model in its segment in Europe, according to market research by JATO Dynamics. In addition, Hyundai is able to set a very good price-to-car ratio within the popular Czech Edition action lines. We’ll see what they surprise us with now. Production will begin in the Nošovice production plant in April 2024, the launch of orders for Czech customers should take place roughly a month later.