In this reviewer’s eyes, at, least, the Tucson is one of the most handsome cars currently on the road in any category.
It's a sign that Hyundai's design language has really matured under its European influences, and the Tucson has the rare honour of appealing across both genders and throughout the age spectrum. It's muscular yet still slender, handsome without being too macho, and very well balanced despite it being a relatively simple shape.
The interior is more workman-like than others in the category with evidence of hard plastics in plain view, while soft-touch materials are found under elbows and in other areas where body extremities can reach.
The relatively sombre grey black interior theme is cleverly offset by the subtle use of satin silver highlights, while the pale roof does belie its price point a little.