2020 Hyundai Tucson facelift made its public debut at this year’s Auto Expo in February. According to a latest media report, the SUV’s updated model will hit showrooms on 14th July, 2020. One must note that the official launch date is yet to be confirmed by the carmaker. The new model has received minor cosmetic changes along with the BS6-compliant engine setup and a new automatic gearbox. While the official prices will be announced in coming weeks, the Tucson facelift is likely to be priced slightly premium over the existing model.
To be offered in GL Option and GLS trims, the new Tucson looks slightly different than its pre-facelift version. Most of the changes have been made its front end. The SUV features a larger cascading grille, slightly tweaked bumper, full LED headlamps with LED DRLs and newly-designed fog lamps. Other interesting elements include the newly-designed alloy wheels, rain sensing wipers, updated rear bumper, slightly revised license plate housing and LED taillamps.
Similar to the Venue and new Creta, the Tucson facelift gets Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity suite offering features such as cabin pre-cool and remote engine start-stop. The SUV also comes with a new instrument cluster and an 8.0-inch free-floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Read – Hyundai Venue Gets ‘Clutchless’ iMT Manual Gearbox Before Kia Sonet
The list of features includes a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, wireless charging, dual zone automatic climate control, a 360 degree camera, an 8-way electrically adjustable passenger seat, electronic parking brake, etc.
As mentioned above, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson facelift will be made available with BS6-compliant powertrains. The petrol model will be equipped with a 1.2L, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated motor hooked to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel variant will use a 2.0L, 4-cylinder turbo unit that can be had either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The AWD (all-wheel-drive) system will be exclusively offered on the top-end trim.