The next generation Hyundai Tucson has been caught by spy photographers playing in the white stuf, and it looks like it's being massaged into a more graceful beast.

The next Tucson will only get 4-cylinder engines, so the front overhang can be kept shorter, although it's hard to tell with the covering. However, the rear overhang looks noticeably tighter. Details like the wheel arch flares look like they have been incorporated into the fender bodywork (instead of looking like cladding), and the side windows have a much narrower, sleeker line at the rear. From what little bits of body aren't camouflaged, this looks like an evolutionary but not insubstantial change.

The Tucson is expected to bow at the end of next year or the beginning of next.

[Source: Next Autos]