- Gets cosmetic updates and additional set of features
- Will continue with the same set of powertrains
Hyundai’s premium SUV, the Tucson that was launched back in 2016, is slated to receive a facelift in the second half of the calendar year 2019. Like all-mid-life updates, the 2019 Tucson will get cosmetic updates on the outside as well as inside the cabin with a few nips and tucks to the equipment list as well.
The Tucson, sold in India, is a global-spec car, the facelift of which was revealed at the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. The facelift includes the new signature cascading grille, LED headlamps with a new signature and a sleeker design and a chiseled front bumper. While the profile continues to remain the same, it will get a new set of alloy wheels and a tweaked rear bumper.
Inside, the dashboard has been reworked for the tablet-like upright touchscreen instead of the flush unit in the existing car. While the black and beige treatment is expected to continue, the door trims along with the centre console are all-new. The new Tucson will continue to get the long feature list like the current car including cruise control, climate control with rear AC and sunroof and rear-view camera amongst others.
As for the powertrains, the current set of engines and gearboxes will continue which means you will get the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines. While the petrol develops 153bhp of power, the turbo-diesel pumps out 182bhp and both the engines come mated to six-speed manual as well as automatic gearbox options along with the optional all-wheel drive.