The production compact crossover that looks like it’s straight off of an auto show concept stand is finally here. Hyundai officially unveiled its new 2021 Tucson today, which features available hybrid drivetrains for the first time in the U.S. as well as two different wheelbase lengths to suit customers’ needs.
This new fourth-generation Tucson looks dramatically different from anything else in the segment, with exaggerated, angular fender flares and daytime running lights that blend into the jewel-like triangle shapes of the grille when they’re off.
The full-width taillights are pretty slick, too, as they also illuminate hidden triangles that you can only see when the lights are on. The rear wiper blade tucks neatly under the rear spoiler as part of the Tucson’s sleek, ultra-modern design.
The interior is a much simpler design than the exterior, with a touchscreen that sort of hovers over the rest of the dashboard. Top trims get a 10.25-inch touchscreen with split-screen capabilities, whereas other models get an 8-inch touchscreen. Unfortunately for fans of physical buttons, there aren’t any hard buttons to press on the center dashboard stack. The gauge cluster is completely digital, too, and lacks a hood so as to blend in more seamlessly with the rest of the interior design.
The Tucson also features voice controls if you’d prefer to control key functions that way, including one to “warm up the car,” which turns on the heated steering wheel, heated seats and interior heater all at once.
Not only does it come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the Tucson allows users to connect two phones at one time, switching between devices without having to connect and reconnect.