• Jan 20th 2009 at 11:00AM
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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]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      The facelifted 2009 Sportage is carrying on with the same engines, right? So the 2010 Tucson will be totally new? Or should we just expect this in 2011?

      The powertrain choices in the present Tucson are sad. The Sonat's 2.4L with a 5- or 6-speed auto would be perfect. I can't even imagine how sluggish the 2.0L/4-speed must be.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow.... somehow I TOTALLY misread 'frolicking' as something else.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "The Tucson is expected to bow at the end of next year or the beginning of next. "

      You mean this year right?

      Also, this car looks good. I own the current gen Tucson, and my biggest gripe has to be the engine, closely followed by the interior materials. Looking at Hyundai's products in the past couple years (now offering the 2.0 turbo in the genesis coupe, which would do great here, as an upgrade) and the interiors of the santa fe and sonata, I'm confident that both of these issues will be resolved with the redesign.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Somehow, I see a "mini" silhouette of the next gen 2010 Kia Sorento in these spy shots...
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