THE first images of the new Hyundai Tucson medium-sized SUV have been released and they show a car with a stunning lights and frontal design.
The Korean car maker calls the effect Parametric Hidden Lights and the design theme is carried on throughout the new model.
Hyundai says the light display ‘utilises lines, faces, angles and shapes to create kinetic jewel-like surface details through digital data to offer unprecedented, bold design aesthetics'.
It follows on from the company's ‘Sensuous Sportiness' identity which it introduced on its new Elantra - a model that is not taken in the UK.
SangYup Lee, senior vice president and head of the Hyundai Global Design Centre, said: "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.
"Tucson's advanced, experimental design is true to its pioneering spirit and raises the game in the industry's most competitive segment."
Overall, the new Tucson's body is bigger and wider than previous generation models, offering a long hood and short overhangs on a stretched wheelbase that give it a slinky coupe-like appearance while inside the SUV has a new dual cockpit layout with spaces clearly defined for the driver and passenger.
The interior design has led to a lower instrument display and removal of the gauge cluster housing for a decluttered surface.
Apparently, the design of the central part of the facia was inspired by waterfalls.
The world premiere of the fourth generation Tucson is due to take place online on September 15.