He could not provide such details as U.S. engine specifications at this point.
"We're a ways off from pricing," Trainor added.
The wraps came off the highly anticipated Tucson on Tuesday, showing a more rugged-looking SUV than the current model. The Tucson competes against the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage and Toyota RAV4.
Hyundai said in a statement that its design team's goal was to create a "sleek and agile look" in the redesign. Details include LED headlights, slim taillights and a crease along the sides. The 2016 Tucson rides on a new platform designed to create a roomy interior.
The cabin gets improved materials, along with heated and ventilated front seats and an upgraded infotainment system. A "smart" tailgate that opens at the approach of the key holder.
Safety features include an autonomous emergency braking system, lane keeping assist and rear cross-traffic alert.
Edmunds says: Shoppers making their summer plans get a better look at the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, with lots more U.S. details to follow this spring.