Hyundai Tucson Visually Compared – (2015 vs. 2016)
How do you like the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson’s look compared to the old model?
Geneva was where Hyundai chose to unveil the updated Tucson, but US customers finally got to see the US version at the New York auto show this month.
The changes came out of necessity, as a new design and engine upgrades were due for the current model that is now 5 years old.
The actual changes to the design are quite dramatic, but the 1.6-liter TURBO 4-cylinder engine that is on offer is also something to get excited about.
Tucson 2015 vs. 2016 – Exterior Changes
In regards the design, the larger Santa Fe SUV model seems to have served as the inspiration.
The styling changes to the front of the new Tucson really jumps out, particularly the large hexagonal grille with horizontal slats.
The lines of the vehicle flow from front to back, which is where you will find wider headlights than the outgoing model.
Where the old lights had a rounded style, the new ones are more angular in design. The foglights have also been given a new look, while the body sculpting has been done in a way that makes this Tucson look more muscular and sport than last one.
Aside from the new look taillights around back, there are also some changes to the rear bumper, which is now sculpted to look more like the sharper lines of the front bumper.
2016 Tucson Interior – What’s New
The use of better materials on the inside gives the cabin a more premium feel than ever before.
The center stack layout has undergone a bit of a change, although the button layout remains largely unchanged.
The flow of the interior is certainly much better than before, and the infotainment system is also updated.
The one negative, and it is a very small one, is that some people may find the layout of the buttons a little cluttered.
For the most part, the new look of the new Hyundai Tucson is great, and any gripes we have are on the picky side.
Take a look at the image comparison of the new 2016 and 2015 Tucson models and let us know what you think.