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All-New Hyundai Tucson Teased As Future Ford Escape Competitor

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Ahead of its full reveal scheduled for September 15th at 9:30 a.m. KST, Hyundai has released the first teaser images of its all-new Tucson crossover, which will compete directly with the Ford Escape. The images reveal a bold new design for the Hyundai Tucson, featuring the latest evolution of the automaker’s “Parametric Dynamics” theme highlighted by a signature headlamp architecture Hyundai calls “Parametric Hidden Lights.”

The signature daytime running lights live up to their name, as they’re seamlessly integrated into the front grille and are only revealed when they’re turned on. The rest of the new fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson is similarly futuristic-looking, with a coupe-like character, short overhangs, and angular body panels.

Interestingly, Hyundai also revealed that the new Tucson will be the first crossover in its class to be available in both short and long wheelbases, depending on the region.

The bold exterior design theme continues inside the “Interspace” cabin of the new Hyundai Tucson, where a dual cockpit layout is “intuitively optimized for a high-tech user experience,” according to the automaker. Hyundai removed the gauge cluster housing and added a lower instrument display to reduce clutter, then blended the dash into the door panels and added a waterfall-like center console for a dramatic effect.

“The mission of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ is to elevate the emotional qualities of automotive design. We want our customers to feel moved. With the all-new Tucson, we are introducing its ultimate evolution and a definitive statement about Hyundai’s unstoppable forward momentum,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Tucson’s advanced, experimental design is true to its pioneering spirit and raises the game in the industry’s most competitive segment.”

We’ll have more on the new Tucson and all other Ford competitors soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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