Refreshed 2019 Hyundai Tucson Revealed
The refreshed 2019 Hyundai Tucson has been revealed ahead of its arrival in Australia towards the end of this year.
THE REFRESHED 2019 HYUNDAI TUCSON has been revealed at the New York Motor Show boasting a new-look exterior and interior and the brand’s latest active safety offerings.
“From a design perspective, onlookers will recognise a generational harmony between Hyundai’s new 2019 Santa Fe and the refreshed 2019 Tucson,” said Chris Chapman, lead designer at Hyundai Motor America. “The signature elements of the Hyundai cascading grille and modern-day surfacing found in the rear view create shadowy, dramatic impressions and represent the Hyundai DNA.”
Key changes to the refreshed Tucson include the adoption of the brands updated Cascading Grille, new headlights a bumpers, tail-lights and alloy wheels. On the inside the changes include a new centre dashboard design, air vents, a new rear vision mirror and instrument cluster. The infotainment screen is a 7.0-inch unit which might seem a little stingy, but it offers Apple and Android connectivity. Depending on the variant, you can also get a wireless charging pad and rear seat USB outlets.
There have been some safety tweaks, including the addition of driver attention warning, smart cruise control with stop and go function and while some markets will get a surround view monitor this hasn’t been confirmed for Australia. These features add to the Tucson’s existing safety features.
Hyundai Australia said the refreshed Tucson would be released here towards the end of the year with pricing and local specifications released closer to that time.
The engines available for the Tucson have also been given the once-over. Australia will likely offer the 2.0-litre diesel and 1.6-litre turbocharged and non-turbocharged petrol engines. The 2.0-litre turbo-diesel is the most powerful engine in the line-up with 137kW and this will only be available with all-wheel drive and while some markets will offer it with a six-speed manual, Australians will likely get it paired with the new eight-speed automatic. The 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine offers 130kW while the non-turbo version offers 97kW.
Stay tuned for local specifications and pricing for the new Tucson.