Hyundai India will give its slow-selling Tucson SUV a much needed shot in the arm by rolling out an updated model by November, 2019. First previewed at the 2018 New York Auto Show, the Hyundai Tucson facelift has witnessed minor aesthetic changes and a bunch of new features. The mid-size SUV is likely to receive BS6-compliant version of the existing petrol and diesel engines.
Rumour has it that the 2019 Hyundai Tucson could also be offered with a 2.0L CRDi diesel engine combined with a 48V mild hybrid system generating power close to 16PS. Its 0.44kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack can be charged by regenerative braking.
The BS6-ready versions of the existing 2.0L petrol and 1.6L turbo GDI diesel engines will continue to deliver 160bhp with 204Nm and 170bhp with 264Nm respectively. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and an automatic unit. Read – 2020 Hyundai Creta Interior Explained
Exterior changes will include a new cascading grille, slightly revised headlamps, sharper front bumper, revised fog lamps with new LED DRLs, rear bumper with new lower design and LED taillamps.
Major updates will be made inside the cabin. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson facelift will receive a new touchscreen infotainment system placed slightly higher than the existing one. The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and new instrument cluster add more to its refreshing look. Read – Top 5 Upcoming Hyundai Venue Rivals
The mid-size SUV might also get the BlueLink connected car features as we have seen in the Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV. Features such as a Krell audio system, an 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support and Bluetooth connectivity and wireless phone charger could also be on offer.