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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Daring style and an interesting line-up bode well for new Tucson

Hyundai Tucson SUV (21 on) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £28,495 - £41,975
Lease from new From £312 p/m View lease deals
Fuel Economy 39.8 - 50.4 mpg
Road tax cost £140 - £150
Insurance group 15 - 23 How much is it to insure?
New

PROS

  • Bold styling inside and out
  • Comfortable and roomy interior
  • A wide range of engine options

CONS

  • Prices expect to rise over outgoing model
  • If you want a sharp steer, look elsewhere
  • We're not convinced by the adaptive suspension

Hyundai Tucson SUV rivals

Volkswagen
Tiguan
4.4 out of 5 4.4

Written by Keith Adams on

Hyundai’s best-selling SUV has evolved radically into an all-new fourth generation with a widely electrified engine range, daring new design, more space inside and plenty of technology.

The new 2021 Tucson headlines a new radical design inside and out, along with up-to-date tech and a more fuel-efficient engine range. Rivals include the Volkswagen Tiguan, Mazda CX-5, Peugeot 3008, Kia Sportage, Citroen C5 Aircross and Nissan Qashqai, so it's a crowded market sector. As we'll see, higher models in the range are knocking on the door of premium rivals like the Volvo XC40 and BMW X1.

New design philosophy

The front end looks sensational, with the fragmented grille resembling the feathers in an eagle’s unfurled wings, with the outer segments shape-shifting into daytime running lights when the car is switched on. Named Parametric Hidden Lights, these form part of the grille when they’re switched off and effectively extend the gloss back centrepiece.

The rear is equally eye-catching, where it features a full-width light bar with a pair of taillights branching down either side, while lower down you’ll see a textured bumper insert in a similar pattern to the front grille. The rear wiper also now resides underneath the spoiler like on a Range Rover.

The wheels range from 17- to 19-inches in size, while the chrome strip running along the top of the window line has a slight hint of the Lexus RX as it continues to the rear-most pillar.

A fresh new look inside

The inside has been given a whole new look, too, with the all-new dashboard set low to improve your view forwards. The design features two chrome lines that sweep around the doors, across the dashboard and into the high-set centre console.

There's a new tablet-style 10.25-inch digital instrument panel cluster alongside another 10.25-inch centrally-mounted infotainment screen. It's fully connected, too, with live parking and traffic information available as part of the new sat-nav set-up.

How about power options?

The engine range is limited to a 1.6-litre petrol power unit. But aside from the T-GDI petrol with 150hp and the 115hp diesel, there's also a 48v mild hybrid system (MHEV) system that's available with both the petrol and diesel models.

There is also a hybrid with 230hp and 350Nm and a plug-in hybrid, which will be available at the beginning of 2021, along with the sportier-looking N-Line trim. We're still waiting full spec and fuel conumption details, but have driven the flagship hybrid model, which may not yet come to the UK.

Prices will be confirmed in December, as will the timing of the first UK deliveries.

Click through the next few pages to read everything you need to know about the new Hyundai Tucson including its practicality, how much it costs to run, what it's like to drive – and whether we recommend buying one.

Hyundai Tucson SUV rivals

Volkswagen
Tiguan
4.4 out of 5 4.4

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