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Old 02-17-2015, 03:14 PM
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Default 2016 Hyundai Tucson

No more ix35 in Europe. Looks like it's Tucson across the board.

Looking GREAT, particularly in comparison to its predecessor IMO. Compared to the Sonata, this manages to be more upscale and classy without being boring.



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Old 02-17-2015, 03:26 PM
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Wow that looks amazing! Right up there with the Escape and the CX-5. I see some BMW in the headlight, very clever.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:38 PM
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The exterior is really nice looking, has a premium feel to it. Very sharp. The interior however reminds me more of the "pre Sonata" space ship theme, latest models (including the i20) have a more Kia inspired, conservative/premium design theme, makes me wonder if they go back to the previous design theme....

My only complaint like with many current designs is the shrinking size of the green house, as nice as rear view cameras and senors are, I want to see out of my car....
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:43 PM
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My only complaint like with many current designs is the shrinking size of the green house, as nice as rear view cameras and senors are, I want to see out of my car....
To be fair, I don't see much of a reduction in the greenhouse compared to the current gen. It looks about the same:

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It's not that the current car is great in terms of visibility, I admit that. Sometimes, when driving some 80ies/90ies cars, one wonders how airy once cabins have been (just think some low beltline Honda from that era)....
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It's not that the current car is great in terms of visibility, I admit that. Sometimes, when driving some 80ies/90ies cars, one wonders how airy once cabins have been (just think some low beltline Honda from that era)....
Point taken. And in that sense I completely agree! I think Volvos over the last decade have been particularly bad in this regard.

I used to drive an '05 S40 quite regularly and the visibility in that car was RIDICULOUSLY terrible.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:33 PM
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Lots of BMW character lines in there to me, though that's not necessarily a bad thing. I wish the Sonata's design was this cohesive.

Interior looks a little last-generation, too, but the last-generation also worked well from a functionality perspective.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:25 PM
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One of, if not the best looking in its class. Plus the interior looks decent enough. Looks like another Hyundai home run.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:33 PM
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Looks the goods Hyundai! Agree with the comments on BMW cues, but it's executed rather subtlety.
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Home RUN! And to think VW thinks the Tiguan is competitive
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