The fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson was originally introduced in September 2020 and has already been on sale for more than three years worldwide. Now, the South Korean automaker has announced a mid-life facelift for the SUV with the debut of the 2024 iteration of the Tucson. A significantly redesigned interior along with minor exterior tweaks are a part of the most recent update for the model. Although the firm has not yet disclosed the details of its engine, we may observe the design modifications brought about by this overhaul. Speaking of rivals, the 2024 Tucson will continue to compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Citroen C5 Aircross, as well as the Jeep Compass. Let's now take a look at the important updates that the new Tucson will bring along.
Hyundai Tucson Facelift: Design Highlights
Starting with the styling highlights, the lighting configuration and Parametric Jewel grille design are still present on the fascia, although they have been subtly adjusted for a more streamlined appearance. This grille has been widened and made sleeker, and its horizontal components have undergone revision. It also features a larger front bumper with a skid plate, more angular cuts, and somewhat altered headlight styling. The side profile hasn't changed much from before. The roof design, doors, cladding, window line, and sharp cuts are all still present, but the alloy wheel design is entirely different. Lastly, the skid plate in the back is now part of the bumper and is a little bit larger.
Hyundai Tucson Facelift: Powertrain
The carmaker has not yet revealed the mechanical specifications of the newly unveiled model. However, it is anticipated that it will continue to offer the petrol, diesel, and hybrid powertrain options that the Euro-spec Tucson already does.
Meanwhile, the version currently on sale in India can be had with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that can provide up to 183bhp of maximum power and 416Nm of peak torque, as well as a 2.0-litre NA petrol engine that belts out 154bhp of peak power and 192Nm of torque. Coming to the transmission options, the diesel engine comes standard with an eight-speed torque converter auto, whereas, the petrol unit is offered with a six-speed automatic gearbox. Moreover, there is an option of AWD as well.
Hyundai Tucson Facelift: Interior Updates
The most notable improvements to the new Tucson can be found inside the vehicle's cabin, which has been elevated to provide a luxury experience. Even if it still contains some identical components, the dashboard's appearance is entirely different. The SUV now boasts a dual-integrated screen arrangement that resembles the one in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in several ways. There is also a new three-spoke steering wheel and revamped aircon vents. The new touch-based climate control panel is another update to the dashboard. In addition, the drive-selector lever has been repositioned to be behind the steering wheel, just like in the Ioniq 5. The centre console, seats, and doors all have the same appearance.
Regarding features, the Tucson will still be equipped with a 360-degree surround camera, ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, six airbags, automatic dual-zone climate control, wireless smartphone connectivity, ambient lighting, air purification, a panoramic sunroof, and Level 2 ADAS tech comprising adaptive cruise control and auto emergency braking.
Hyundai Tucson Facelift: India Launch Timeline
Before releasing the all-new Tucson in other international markets, Hyundai will first bring the model to the European market early next year. As far as the Indian market is concerned, expect the SUV to arrive on our shores by the second half of 2024 or early 2025. The facelifted model is likely to carry a higher price tag than the existing model, which ranges from Rs 29.02 lakh to Rs 35.94 lakh. Both prices, ex-showroom.