This teaser pic shows a daring design direction for the next Tucson SUV. Picture: SUPPLIED
This teaser pic shows a daring design direction for the next Tucson SUV. Picture: SUPPLIED

Hyundai has revealed a striking new design for its upcoming new-generation Tucson in teaser pictures released before the SUV’s official launch later this month.

The big design overhaul includes the latest evolution of Hyundai’s signature headlamp architecture called parametric hidden lights. These signature daytime running lights (DRLs) are seamlessly integrated into the jewel-like grille, and only revealed when switched on.

They’re part of a new styling theme that Hyundai designers call parametric dynamics, which utilises angles to create jewel-like surface details.

Under that striking new facade is a body that’s grown compared with the current model, with a long bonnet and short overhangs on a stretched wheelbase that give it a coupé-like character.

Inside, a modern new dual cockpit layout offers personalised space and a high-tech user experience in which pace, technology and information intersect harmoniously, says Hyundai.

This cockpit rendering shows a high-tech new dual cockpit layout. Picture: SUPPLIED
This cockpit rendering shows a high-tech new dual cockpit layout. Picture: SUPPLIED

The lower instrument display and removal of the gauge cluster housing makes for a decluttered surface. Layered, sensuous forms reinforce the feeling of openness, says Hyundai, while the broad ridge of the dashboard blends seamlessly with the doors, wrapping around front occupants like a deep gorge.

The vertically oriented and fully integrated centre fascia was inspired by waterfalls.

No technical details have been revealed. It should be made available at the Tucson’s world premiere on September 15.

Hyundai SA has confirmed that the new Tucson will be launched locally next year.

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