It takes more than styling to sell vehicles but with the redesigned 2011 Tucson, Hyundai is on the right track to sell more of the SUVs when it eventually reaches U.S. shores.
The new Tucson's design is as curvaceous as the old model was boxy. In front, the compact SUV has more attitude than before thanks in large part to its two-part grille. The more you look at the new Tucson, the easier it is to understand what might have been the goal of Hyundai designers: make the Tucson look more crossover-like and less rugged.
The rear styling of the Tucson echoes that of the Veracruz. While we have yet to see a model without the navigation system, the interior of the new Tucson appears to be a much better place in which to spend some time, though the old model was a bit brighter.
In the U.S., the Tucson may share its European name: ix35. Whatever you call it, how would you rate this redesign? Use the photos in our Comparison Photo Gallery to help you decide.