Hyundai Vision T Concept Previews New Tucson

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The Hyundai Vision T Concept is one of the most striking concepts to have hit a motor show's floor. We think it gives us a good idea of what the new Hyundai Tucson will look like.

The Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept to give it its full name was revealed at the 2019 AutoMobility show in Los Angeles and is the latest concept to show off the all-new design language from the Korean brand. Dubbed Sensuous Sportiness, the Vision T looks bold, and with its matte-green exterior finish is striking.

At the front of the vehicle is what Hyundai calls the Parametric Air Shutter Grille Design, and we're starting to see it rolled out on many of Hyundai's products. We've seen touches of it on the latest iteration of Hyundai Santa Fe, for example. This grille is interesting because it opens and closes. When parked, it's closed, but things get interesting as the vehicle moves as each individual element of the grille moves in a sequence, creating a shimmering effect. It also helps control the airflow to the engine as well as assisting with aerodynamics and fuel economy.

Elements of this grille have already been spotted on the Hyundai Tucson mules which we've reported on and we think that the all-new Tucson will have a variation of it.

Speaking of, Hyundai says its Vision T Concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain but there were no specific details given. Guess Hyundai wants everyone to just look at this car then!

Further Reading

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