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2019 Hyundai Tucson price, specs and release date

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is on-sale this month with a new-look front-end, a new entry-level variant, active safety available across the range and a driveaway price starting from $27,990.

THE 2019 HYUNDAI TUCSON is launching to the motoring media next week and will be on-sale later this month with a sharp driveaway price for the new entry-level variant, Go, of $27,990.

2019 Hyundai Tucson

The new Tucson gets a new new-look snout with the company’s tweaked cascading grille, restyled head lights and daytime running lights. There are new wheel designs in 17-inch for Go and Active X, and machine-finished 18- and 19-inch for Elite and Highlander. Like the i30, there’s a floating, tablet-style infotainment screen that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard.

2019 Hyundai Tucson

Tucson Go gets a 7.0-inch OEM display, radio and exterior mirror turn signals. The Active X offers an array of additional features, including leather interior trim, an 8-inch sat-nav system with live traffic and lifetime map updates, Infinity Premium Audio, rear park assist and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Tucson Elite benefits with the addition of Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) among the extensive suite of safety technology. And, atop the range, 2019 Tucson Highlander gains a heated steering wheel and wireless (Qi) smartphone charging.

2019 Hyundai Tucson

A 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel is available across the range exclusively with Hyundai’s on-demand all-wheel drive system, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol for Go, Active X and Elite, and a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine for Elite and Highlander. In terms of transmissions, there’s a six-speed manual for Go and Active X, as well as six-speed automatic and eight-speed automatic depending on the engine. The 1.6L engine is mated to a seven-speed DCT.

In terms of safety, both the Elite and Highlander variants are standard with Hyundai’s SmartSense safety pack which includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW). For the entry-level Go and mid-spec Active X the SmartSense pack is a $2200 extra-cost option but it includes a lot more than just active safety – see model walk below.

Stay tuned for our first drive review of the new Hyundai Tucson when the embargo lifts on 17 August.

2019 Hyundai Tucson model walk:

Tucson Go

  • 2.0 GDi 2WD or 2.0 CRDi AWD
  • 6 airbags
  • Rear view camera
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Auto dusk sensing headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Front & rear power windows;
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
  • Front and Rear Fog Lights
  • Driver’s one touch auto down
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • 17” steel wheels
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Roof Rails
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • 7” multimedia system
  • Cargo cover
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
  • Hyundai Auto Link

Tucson Active X

  • 2.0 GDi 2WD or 2.0 CRDi AWD

Key specifications above Go:

  • 17” alloy wheels
  • 8” satellite navigation system
  • Power folding exterior mirrors
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Rear park assist system
  • Infinity 8-speaker premium audio
  • Driver’s one touch auto up/down
  • Leather appointed seats
  • Electric lumbar support (2 way)
  • Rear console USB power outlet

SmartSense Safety Pack – Tucson Go and Active X (automatic only)

  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Puddle lamps integrated in exterior mirrors
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic-Collision Warning
  • Drive Mode Select (AWD variants only)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Glovebox cooling
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Power folding/Heated ext. mirrors (std. on Active X)
  • High Beam Assist
  • Electronic Parking Brake

Tucson Elite

  • 2.0 GDi 2WD / 1.6 T-GDi AWD / 2.0 CRDi AWD

Key specifications above Active X with SmartSense Safety Pack:

  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Chrome exterior door handles
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Privacy glass
  • Matte grey side garnish insert
  • Smart key & push button start
  • Alloy garnish on power window switches
  • Luggage net

Tucson Highlander

  • 1.6 T-GDi AWD or 2.0 CRDi AWD

Key specifications above Elite:

  • 19” alloy wheels
  • Power passengers seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • LED headlights (Bi-function) – with stating bending
  • Air ventilated / Heated front seats
  • Drivers knee bolster
  • LED taillights
  • Smart power tailgate
  • Solar glass
  • Front park assist system
  • 2″ Supervision cluster
  • Matte grey front and rear skid plates
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Electro-chromatic interior mirror
  • Twin tip exhaust
  • Wireless charging pad (Qi standard)
  • Hyundai Auto Link Premium

2019 Hyundai Tucson pricing:

Engine

Transmission

Go

ActiveX

Elite

Highlander

2.0 GDi 2WD

6 speed manual

$28,150+ORC

$31,350+ORC

6 speed automatic

$30,650+ORC

$33,850+ORC

$37,850+ORC

1.6 T-GDI AWD

7 speed DCT

$40,850+ORC

$46,500+ORC

2.0 CRDi AWD

8 speed automatic

$35,950+ORC

$39,150+ORC

$43,150+ORC

$48,800+ORC


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.