New-gen crossover reveals its face ahead of a likely debut next year, showing clear family links to the Nexo FCEV.
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The next-generation Hyundai Tucson has been spied again, this time with less camouflage at the front.

Compared to the vehicle spied last week, we have a much clearer look at the overall frontal design, which is very closely aligned with the Nexo fuel-cell crossover available overseas.

It looks like Hyundai is going for a more futuristic look with its next-generation CX-5 rival, with a prominent front grille flanked by dual-tier headlights that see the LED daytime-running lights positioned up top and the main beams housed lower down.

Top: 2021 Hyundai Tucson, Bottom: Hyundai Nexo

The rest of the vehicle remains heavily disguised behind swirly wraps and fake body panels, though we wouldn't be surprised if there were links to the Nexo there too, given the two crossovers are similar in size.

We could see the Tucson draw heavily upon the FCEV crossover in terms of design and essentially be a combustion-powered version of that car – hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are likely, too.

Hyundai's vice president of styling, Sangyup Lee, indicated the new Tucson will be even more outlandish in its styling than the new Sonata.

"If you think [they are] exciting, you see [the Tucson], you will freak out," Lee told Motor1.

We could see a three-row version of the Tucson made available for the first time as well. Indian Autos Blog claims the new-generation crossover will be available in that region in both five and seven seat forms.

It's expected the new-generation Tucson will debut sometime next year, ahead of a late 2020 or early 2021 sales launch.

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