“Our new compact SUV will be a big step forward for the Hyundai brand globally,” Schreyer says of the new vehicle. “Its design is characterized by flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and—most important—our brand signature hexagonal grille.”
The original Tucson bowed in 2005 and was followed by the current model in 2010. This third-generation model will arrive in showrooms in the second half of the year, as a 2016 model, and for the first time will use the Tucson name in all markets where it is sold. Currently, the Tucson is badged an ix35 in some markets.
The Geneva Motor Show gets underway March 3, so we should have more details, including the all-important powertrain specs, soon. To see what else will be at the Swiss show, head to our dedicated hub.