Hyundai unveiled the 2020 Tucson at the Auto Expo in February, and the SUV was slated to be launched in March, but due to COVID19 outbreak, as expected, all launches have been postponed. Well, once the lockdown is lifted, the Tucson facelift should be launched soon and hit the showrooms. Here’s a list of the Tucson’s top 5 features.
1. Tweaked exterior: Now as the 2020 Tucson is a facelift of the current generation, the exterior has received minor upgrades, which make the SUV look sharper. The first thing you notice is the flatter cascading front grille. The headlamp cluster has been redesigned and now sports all LED lights, so do the rear lights. The fog lamps and the DRLs are now integrated together and are housed in the refreshed front bumpers, which give the Tucson an edgy look.
2. State-of-the-art interior: Hyundai has spruced up the cabin with more premium materials, as the dashboard comes with leather garnish finish. The main two upgrades are the 8-inch floating infotainment system and the introduction of Blue Link connected car technology, along with an eSIM. According to Hyundai, the new LCD touchscreen of the infotainment system is very intuitive and easy to access. Tucson also gets new air conditioner vents.
3. BS6-compliant engines: The Indian-spec Tucson will retain the 2-litre petrol and diesel powerplants but will, of course, be upgraded in line with the BS6 norms. The 153bhp petrol motor retains the 6-speed automatic transmission while the 182bhp diesel gets a new 8-eight speed torque converter. The 2020 Tucson will only be available in automatic variants and come in two trims – the GL and GLS. The Tucson facelift will be offered in both front- and all-wheel drive, but the latter is reserved only for the top-of-the-line diesel GLS variant. As for the global market, the Tucson gets a third engine, the 174bhp 1.6-litre turbo petrol mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, but as of now, there’s no news of this trim coming to India.
4. Driver assistance systems: Keeping safety in mind, the Tucson facelift comes equipped with many smart assistance options like the blind-spot collision warning, 360-degree camera view to assist the driver while parking, rear traffic collision that detects and alerts the driver if a vehicle is passing while reversing from parking spaces, and lane-keeping assist. It’s also equipped with adaptive cruise control and auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
5. The usual suspects: As expected from a Hyundai vehicle, the Tucson will come fully-loaded with the latest features like a wireless phone charger, panoramic roof, 10-way electric driver seat adjuster, electric parking brake and three driving modes – Normal, Sport and Eco.