Say farewell to the Hyundai Tucson you once knew. This next generation crossover SUV has left car reviewers speechless. Leaving behind the previous shape and body size, the new and improved Tucson reflects Hyundai’s current trend toward modernistic design while giving car buyers a better glimpse into their impressive light technology.  

Although we can hardly wait until the 2022 Hyundai Tucson hits the market, there is one thing we know for sure: this fourth-generation model is bringing us into the future of car design. Thanks to the fusion of high definition LED lighting and hidden light technology, Hyundai has managed to take this somewhat predictable, although adorned, SUV and turn it into a sleek and standout competitor in the highly saturated crossover market.

The following will give car fans a closer look at the new and improved Hyundai Tucson – including the hidden light technology that is making headlines in automotive news.

Lighting up the show

Perhaps the coolest part of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is its incorporation of hidden light technology. The acclaimed “Parametric Hidden Lights” run seamlessly into the exterior grille, playing an integral role in this SUV’s cool factor. Unlike previous models, the front end of the Tucson has never looked so fresh. 

The front grille works as a modern piece of art – combining its shiny facade with daytime running lights hidden inside. When the lights are on, the outer, angular parts of the grille illuminate brightly. And conversely, the lights disappear when not in use – reminding us of a time when pop-up headlights were the norm. 

If you’re an admirer of Hyundai manufacturing, you know this isn’t the first time we’ve seen hidden light technology. 

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata introduced us to Hyundai’s state-of-the-art light innovation. By merging LED daytime running lights and hidden lamps into two chrome strips, the front end of the Sonata takes on a lustrous, high-end look. Although such a minor detail, it leaves a mighty impact on the overall impression and appeal of the car. 

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Let’s just say, we won’t be surprised if Hyundai continues to adopt hidden light features into future models. This technology is worth raving about, and car buyers have already taken notice of its charismatic appeal. 

Statement making taillights with the safety to match  

The rear design of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is a showstopper on its own. Similar to the front end, the light configurations have been completely transformed. The back end now includes a full-width light bar and bright angular brake lights. It’s bold. It’s eccentric. It’s exactly what the Hyundai Tucson needed. 

The upgraded posterior made the Tucson transition from your basic compact counterpart to a sharp and edgy competitor, likely gearing toward a younger generation of drivers. With its high safety rating and fair market price, it remains a great option for buyers who need the comfort and cargo space of an SUV without the overpriced upgrades. 

While we know Hyundai produces some of the most reliable cars on the market, the new Tucson is no exception. This past month, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson underwent its final tests in the Czech Republic and Austria before making its official debut. Since it is the early stages of the release, we’ll have to wait for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) to release its crash-test rating. 

Make way for the interior, high-tech features come standard 

The initial sneak peek of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson revealed little about its features. However, it was clear that this compact was acquiring more than just an exterior upgrade. The redesigned Tucson comes equipped with top of the line technology features – including Hyundai’s Remote Smart Parking Assist, which allows drivers to remotely pull a vehicle in and out of a parking spot. 

Inside, the dual-cockpit is divided by a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen and linear chrome lines. It’s accompanied by a wider interior space to provide an airy feel throughout the vehicle. It also includes the basic amenities that all modern drivers are looking for. This means push-to-start button, climate-control system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

One of the latest technologies included in the new Tucson is Hyundai’s Digital Key feature. It allows drivers to use their smartphones as a pair of secondary keys. You can remotely start/stop your engine, open your trunk, or lock/unlock your front door with the use of Bluetooth technology. 

The hype is real, check out Hyundai’s official reveal

The official release of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson took place on September 14th at 5:30pm in Los Angeles and September 15th at 9:30am in Seoul. The hype regarding the new Tucson did not disappoint. It’s evident this release is a major upgrade from past models. This is especially due to the cutting-edge light technology that is becoming a staple of Hyundai manufacturing.

As the Korean automaker continues to impress us, we must eagerly await for the new Tucson to go on sale in early 2021. The countdown has officially begun.

What do you think of the redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson? Tell us your thoughts below! 

Michaella Malone
Hello! My name is Michaella Malone. I am a graduate of Florida State University with a B.A. in English. I am a freelance writer with varied experience in ghostwriting, blogging, and resume building. I have additional knowledge in creating content for ESL curriculums.

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    1. Ok, as a tech this is all really awesome. I really like where cars are heading for with designs and feature. I just hope they become more of standard as time goes on. All this can be seen as luxury features, but for some people it can be seen as a necessity. These ideas are insanely awesome and I can’t wait to see what comes in the future

    2. The first couple of times I read “hidden light technology,” I was a bit confused. As soon as I scrolled down to the picture, I was like wow! This feels like a new and fresh take on the pop-up lights. Or at least new to me. I would be lying though if I didn’t mention my next thought, “those are going to be a pain to replace if needed.” I love where car technology is going. The high-end look is becoming the norm and luxury vehicles have to step it up to set themselves apart.

    3. “Hyundai’s Digital Key feature. It allows drivers to use their smartphones as a pair of secondary keys”

    4. Interesting. I have fond memories of my old Hyundai.

    5. A lot of new vehicles really set the standard for safety and ease of use features.

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